Script to find the Fragmentation in Indexes
In my previous articles, Fragmentation in SQL Server and Rebuild And Reorganization of Indexes , we talk in detail about Index fragmentation and rebuild or reorganize the indexes. Below is the SQL script which we can use to find the Fragmentation in Indexes created on the database.
SELECT OBJECT_NAME(OBJECT_ID), index_id,index_type_desc,index_level, avg_fragmentation_in_percent,avg_page_space_used_in_percent,page_count FROM sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats (DB_ID( N'Database name') , NULL, NULL, NULL , 'SAMPLED') ORDER BY avg_fragmentation_in_percent DESC
avg_fragmentation_in_percent represents logical fragmentation.
If this value is higher than 5% and less than 30%, then we should use
If this value is higher than 30%, then we should use
ALTER INDEX REBUILD WITH (ONLINE = ON)
Please note:- As per MSDN, rebuilding an index can be executed online or offline. Reorganizing an index is always executed online. To achieve availability similar to the reorganize option, you should rebuild indexes online.
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OBJECT_NAME() will be scoped to the current database, which is master in your example, despite the OBJECT_ID being from another database, so that could return nothing or name of an object from the master database if one exists with the same OBJECT_ID. Also, online index rebuilds are only available in Enterprise (or Developer) edition, so many people can't use that feature.
Thanks For Correction. I have remove the Use Master command.:-)
script that works (subst function: do yourself).
What I do NOT understand: there are some tables I reorganize over and over again, but fragmentation stays high, up to 66 %.
alter procedure _adm_reorg_ix
if @@error = 0
declare @c cursor
set @c = cursor for
select sql from ( — a
ind_name = i.name,
sql = case
when avg_fragmentation_in_percent < 5 then
when avg_fragmentation_in_percent < 30 and page_count > 100 then
dbo.subst2('ALTER INDEX $1 on $2 reorganize',i.name,o.name) collate database_default
dbo.subst2('ALTER INDEX $1 on $2 rebuild WITH (ONLINE = OFF)',i.name,o.name) collate database_default
master.sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats (DB_ID(db_name()) , NULL, NULL, NULL , 'SAMPLED') s
left join sys.indexes i on i.object_id = s.object_id and i.index_id = s.index_id
cross apply ( values (OBJECT_NAME(s.OBJECT_ID))) o (name)
–order by 3 desc
where sql <> ''
declare @sql varchar(300)
while 0= 0 begin
fetch next from @c into @sql
if @@fetch_status <> 0 break