Get Index usage information in SQL Server

Hi Folks,

Today I am sharing another useful query often required during performance tuning/Optimization phase of the project.The query makes use of system DMV’s provided by SQL server.Open new query window in SQL Server and fire the below query  which will return information regarding the most used indexes on your server by SQL server.For this example,I have restricted the output to only 10 rows using the TOP clause.You can modify it as per your requirement.

 

SELECT
DB_NAME() AS DatabaseName
, SCHEMA_NAME(o.Schema_ID) AS SchemaName
, OBJECT_NAME(s.[object_id]) AS TableName
, i.name AS IndexName
, (s.user_seeks + s.user_scans + s.user_lookups) AS [Usage]
, s.user_updates
, i.fill_factor
INTO #TempUsage
FROM sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats s
INNER JOIN sys.indexes i ON s.[object_id] = i.[object_id]
AND s.index_id = i.index_id
INNER JOIN sys.objects o ON i.object_id = O.object_id
WHERE 1=2
EXEC sp_MSForEachDB ‘USE [?];
INSERT INTO #TempUsage
SELECT TOP 10
DB_NAME() AS DatabaseName
, SCHEMA_NAME(o.Schema_ID) AS SchemaName
, OBJECT_NAME(s.[object_id]) AS TableName
, i.name AS IndexName
, (s.user_seeks + s.user_scans + s.user_lookups) AS [Usage]
, s.user_updates
, i.fill_factor
FROM sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats s
INNER JOIN sys.indexes i ON s.[object_id] = i.[object_id]
AND s.index_id = i.index_id
INNER JOIN sys.objects o ON i.object_id = O.object_id
WHERE s.database_id = DB_ID()
AND i.name IS NOT NULL
AND OBJECTPROPERTY(s.[object_id], ”IsMsShipped”) = 0
ORDER BY [Usage] DESC’
SELECT TOP 10 * FROM #TempUsage ORDER BY [Usage] DESC
DROP TABLE #TempUsage

 

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