SQL Server Execution Plans – eBook Download

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Every day, out in the various SQL Server forums, the same types of questions come up again and again: why is this query running slow? Why isn’t my index getting used? And on and on. In order to arrive at the answer you have to ask the same return question in each case: have you looked at the execution plan?”

Grant Fritchey, Author.

SQL Server Execution Plans (link to eBook download – 12MB)

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 01: Execution Plan Basics
  • Chapter 02: Reading Graphical Execution Plans for Basic Queries
  • Chapter 03: Text and XML Execution Plans for Basic Queries
  • Chapter 04: Understanding More Complex Query Plans
  • Chapter 05: Controlling Execution Plans with Hints
  • Chapter 06: Cursor Operations
  • Chapter 07: XML in Execution Plans
  • Chapter 08: Advanced Topics

Book Details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Red Gate Books

About the author

Grant Fritchey

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Grant Fritchey is a Data Platform MVP with over 30 years' experience in IT, including time spent in support and development. He has worked with SQL Server since 6.0 back in 1995. He has also developed in VB, VB.NET, C#, and Java. Grant has written books for Apress and Simple-Talk. Grant presents at conferences and user groups, large and small, all over the world. Grant volunteers for PASS and is on the Board of Directors as the Immediate Past President. He joined Redgate Software as a product advocate January 2011.

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