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Posted By: Sarita Patel     Category: SQL Server     Views: 3287

This article explains about STATS_DATE function in sql server with examples.

STATS_DATE function returns the date of the last updated statistics for the specified index.

Syntax of STATS_DATE Function :

STATS_DATE ( table_id, index_id )

table_id is an id of table.

index_id is an id of index. 

Return type of STATS_DATE function is a datetime.

Examples of STATS_DATE Function :

Example 1 : Use of STATS_DATE function in select clause 

SELECT  i.id AS IndexID, i.name AS IndexName, STATS_DATE(i.id, i.indid) AS StatsDate
FROM     sysobjects o INNER JOIN sysindexes i ON o.id = i.id

IndexID     IndexName                                     StatsDate
4              clust                                               2005-10-14 01:36:26.140
5              clust                                               2005-10-14 01:36:26.140
5              _WA_Sys_00000003_00000005       2008-03-24 17:26:17.247
5              _WA_Sys_00000004_00000005       2008-03-24 17:26:17.263
7              clust                                               2005-10-14 01:36:26.140
7              _WA_Sys_00000002_00000007       2008-03-24 16:11:57.380
7              _WA_Sys_00000003_00000007       2008-03-24 16:11:57.380

Above example returns the date of the last time that the statistics were updated for the specified object.


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