Fragmentation in SQL Server 2005

Fragmentation can directly impact performance in a SQL Server 2005 database. It is therefore critical to maintain indexes\tables via regular maintenance.

For more details on causes of Fragmentation see http://www.sql-server-performance.com/articles/per/detect_fragmentation_sql2000_sql2005_p1.aspx

One of my most useful scripts is to get fragmentation reports for individual tables:

DECLARE @object_id INT;

DECLARE @db_id SMALLINT;

SET @db_id = DB_ID(N‘Futureproof’);
SET @object_id = OBJECT_ID(N‘Futureproof.dbo.Order_Insert’);

 

IF @db_id IS NULL
BEGIN;
    PRINT N‘Invalid database’;
END;
ELSE IF @object_id IS NULL
BEGIN;
    PRINT N‘Invalid object’;
END;
ELSE
BEGIN;
    SELECT * FROM sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats(@db_id, @object_id, NULL, NULL , ‘LIMITED’);
END;
 
Using sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats in a script to rebuild or reorganize indexes. Taken from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188917.aspx

Ensure a USE <databasename> statement has been executed first.
SET NOCOUNT ON;
DECLARE @objectid int;
DECLARE @indexid int;
DECLARE @partitioncount bigint;
DECLARE @schemaname nvarchar(130);
DECLARE @objectname nvarchar(130);
DECLARE @indexname nvarchar(130);
DECLARE @partitionnum bigint;
DECLARE @partitions bigint;
DECLARE @frag float;
DECLARE @command nvarchar(4000);
— Conditionally select tables and indexes from the sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats function
— and convert object and index IDs to names.
SELECT
    object_id AS objectid,
    index_id AS indexid,
    partition_number AS partitionnum,
    avg_fragmentation_in_percent AS frag
INTO #work_to_do
FROM sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats (DB_ID(), NULL, NULL , NULL, ‘LIMITED’)
WHERE avg_fragmentation_in_percent > 10.0 AND index_id > 0;

 

— Declare the cursor for the list of partitions to be processed.
DECLARE partitions CURSOR FOR SELECT * FROM #work_to_do;

 

— Open the cursor.
OPEN partitions;

 

— Loop through the partitions.
WHILE (1=1)
    BEGIN;
        FETCH NEXT
           FROM partitions
           INTO @objectid, @indexid, @partitionnum, @frag;
        IF @@FETCH_STATUS < 0 BREAK;
        SELECT @objectname = QUOTENAME(o.name), @schemaname = QUOTENAME(s.name)
        FROM sys.objects AS o
        JOIN sys.schemas as s ON s.schema_id = o.schema_id
        WHERE o.object_id = @objectid;
        SELECT @indexname = QUOTENAME(name)
        FROM sys.indexes
        WHERE  object_id = @objectid AND index_id = @indexid;
        SELECT @partitioncount = count (*)
        FROM sys.partitions
        WHERE object_id = @objectid AND index_id = @indexid;

 

— 30 is an arbitrary decision point at which to switch between reorganizing and rebuilding.
        IF @frag < 30.0
            SET @command = N‘ALTER INDEX ‘ + @indexname + N‘ ON ‘ + @schemaname + N‘.’ + @objectname + N‘ REORGANIZE’;
        IF @frag >= 30.0
            SET @command = N‘ALTER INDEX ‘ + @indexname + N‘ ON ‘ + @schemaname + N‘.’ + @objectname + N‘ REBUILD’;
        IF @partitioncount > 1
            SET @command = @command + N‘ PARTITION=’ + CAST(@partitionnum AS nvarchar(10));
        EXEC (@command);
        PRINT N‘Executed: ‘ + @command;
    END;

 

— Close and deallocate the cursor.
CLOSE partitions;
DEALLOCATE partitions;

 

— Drop the temporary table.
DROP TABLE #work_to_do;
GO
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