Exercise - 29 Oct 1999

You can audit a table and see index growth for all tables in a database (this example uses the Northwind database) without the use of cursors. Use the query

sp_MSforeachtable @command1="print '?'", @command2=
   "sp_MStablespace @name = '?'"

The result of the query is

Rows DataSpaceUsed IndexSpaceUsed
----------- ------------- --------------
9 232 56
Rows DataSpaceUsed IndexSpaceUsed
----------- ------------- --------------
8 112 40

If you want to use multiple commands, you can specify the commands by using @command1 through @command3. You can use up to three commands per query in sp_MSforeachtable.

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