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Posted Sep 17, 2008

Speeding up the Performance of Table Counts in SQL Server 2005

By Staff

[From SQL Server Performance]

When we want to get the row count of a table, we use the transact-SQL function count (*). In the case of large table which may contain millions of rows, it can take a long time to return the row count of the whole table, and that leads to slow performance for the query.

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