What is the difference between statistics and indexes? Do auto created statistics indicate that you should build an index?
I will be posting answers to some of the interesting questions I get from my students and my readers (these are not two disjoint sets, of course) on the new SQLCommunity site.
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The article has some geeky stuff in it too. For example, it explains how to interpret the strangely named statistics, such as _WA_Sys_00000010_2EDAF651.