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SQL Script – 25 largest tables in a database

Courtesy of Bill Graziano at SQLteam.com. Script allows you to see the top 25 largest tables in your database. Pretty handy if you are trying to figure why your MDF file is 1.7GB !!

/**************************************************************************************
*
* BigTables.sql
* Bill Graziano (SQLTeam.com)
* graz@sqlteam.com
* v1.1
*
**************************************************************************************/

declare @id int
declare @type character(2)
declare @pages int
declare @dbname sysname
declare @dbsize dec(15,0)
declare @bytesperpage dec(15,0)
declare @pagesperMB dec(15,0)

create table #spt_space
(
objid int null,
rows int null,
reserved dec(15) null,
data dec(15) null,
indexp dec(15) null,
unused dec(15) null
)

set nocount on

— Create a cursor to loop through the user tables
declare c_tables cursor for
select id
from sysobjects
where xtype = ‘U’

open c_tables

fetch next from c_tables
into @id

while @@fetch_status = 0
begin

/* Code from sp_spaceused */
insert into #spt_space (objid, reserved)
select objid = @id, sum(reserved)
from sysindexes
where indid in (0, 1, 255)
and id = @id

select @pages = sum(dpages)
from sysindexes
where indid < 2
and id = @id
select @pages = @pages + isnull(sum(used), 0)
from sysindexes
where indid = 255
and id = @id
update #spt_space
set data = @pages
where objid = @id
/* index: sum(used) where indid in (0, 1, 255) – data */
update #spt_space
set indexp = (select sum(used)
from sysindexes
where indid in (0, 1, 255)
and id = @id)
– data
where objid = @id

/* unused: sum(reserved) – sum(used) where indid in (0, 1, 255) */
update #spt_space
set unused = reserved
– (select sum(used)
from sysindexes
where indid in (0, 1, 255)
and id = @id)
where objid = @id

update #spt_space
set rows = i.rows
from sysindexes i
where i.indid < 2
and i.id = @id
and objid = @id

fetch next from c_tables
into @id
end
select top 25
Table_Name = (select left(name,25) from sysobjects where id = objid),
rows = convert(char(11), rows),
reserved_KB = ltrim(str(reserved * d.low / 1024.,15,0) + ‘ ‘ + ‘KB’),
data_KB = ltrim(str(data * d.low / 1024.,15,0) + ‘ ‘ + ‘KB’),
index_size_KB = ltrim(str(indexp * d.low / 1024.,15,0) + ‘ ‘ + ‘KB’),
unused_KB = ltrim(str(unused * d.low / 1024.,15,0) + ‘ ‘ + ‘KB’)

from #spt_space, master.dbo.spt_values d
where d.number = 1
and d.type = ‘E’
order by reserved desc

drop table #spt_space
close c_tables
deallocate c_tables

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