Sunday, January 25, 2015

SQL Script to find the missing indexes

Performance tuning in SQL is important exercise and index creation is an important part of it. Below script will help in finding the missing indexes. Once you create these indexes, it will help in improving the Performance.

SELECT db_name(d.database_id) dbname

, object_name(d.object_id) tablename
, d.equality_columns
, d.inequality_columns
, d.included_columns
,'CREATE INDEX [missing_index_' + CONVERT (varchar, g.index_group_handle) + '_' + CONVERT (varchar, d.index_handle)
      + '_' + LEFT (PARSENAME(d.statement, 1), 32) + ']'
      + ' ON ' + d.statement
      + ' (' + ISNULL (d.equality_columns,'')
        + CASE WHEN d.equality_columns IS NOT NULL AND d.inequality_columns IS NOT NULL THEN ',' ELSE '' END
        + ISNULL (d.inequality_columns, '')
      + ')'
      + ISNULL (' INCLUDE (' + d.included_columns + ')', '') AS create_index_statement
       FROM  sys.dm_db_missing_index_groups g
       join sys.dm_db_missing_index_group_stats gs ON gs.group_handle = g.index_group_handle
       join sys.dm_db_missing_index_details d ON g.index_handle = d.index_handle
WHERE  d.database_id =  'Database_id' and d.object_id =  d.object_id

We need to pass the id (Database_id) of the database in the above query. This id of the database can be get with the help of the below query.

select * from sys.databases

The above query will gives the id of all the databases deployed on the server in which this query is executed.


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