Some Important Points from “SQL Misconceptions” Session from Pinal Dave and Vinod Kumar


I attended session of Pinal Dave and Vinod Kumar on SQL Misconceptions. Few of points from that session is as following

  1. SET ROWCOUNT and TOP and OrderBy is not same.
  2. Set RowCount , Top and OrdetBy gives different execution plan
  3. Misconception is Cluster Index gives the result out in Order. It sort and gives result
  4. Seems due to parallelism Cluster Index does not gives result in order
  5. Cluster Index assure u sorted result only if you are explicitly using order by in the query
  6. Precision of small DateTime 31 sec rounded to next minute and 29 sec gets truncated to orevious minute
  7. As of textbook cluster index physically store the data.
  8. Cluster Index does not store in physical order
  9. Go 10 will run 10 times
  10. In simple recovery model your transaction log is as big as longest transaction run in the system.


I hope this quick post is useful. Thanks for reading.

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Dhananjay Kumar

Dhananjay Kumar is Developer Evangelist for Infragistics. He is a 8 times Microsoft MVP and well respected Developer Advocate in India.He is the author of 900+ Blog Posts, and can often be found speaking around India at conferences and hosting free workshops for programmers across the country. So far, he has hosted 60 free workshops on various topics like JavaScript, Angular, WCF, ASP.NET MVC, C#, Azure etc. Follow him on twitter @debug_mode for all the updates about his blog posts and workshops. You can send him email at debugmode [at] outlook [dot] com

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