In the Index Usage Analyzer window, when the SQL Analyzed folder is selected in the left pane, the following information is displayed in the right pane.
Displays all the SQL statements and shows the tables and indexes used.
When a SQL statement is selected in the left pane, the following information is displayed in the right pane.
Displays general information about the analysis, information on the connection used to retrieve the access plans and the database settings at the time of the analysis.
Displays the access plan and the SQL Information pane.
Lists the table name, indexes and the key for all indexes used in the SQL statement.
To save a list of all the used indexes
Right-click and select Save.
In the Save Format window, select Text, HTML, or Excel Convertible (Spreadsheet).
To create an Index Usage Analysis
If no analysis exists in the Index Usage Analyzer, then the New Analysis wizard appears automatically. Otherwise, you can open the New Analysis wizard in the following ways:
Use the following pages in the New Analysis wizard to select the options for creating an analysis.
When the analysis is finished, the Index Usage Analysis Details window appears with information about the retrieval of the access plan for each SQL statement.
You can update an analysis for unused indexes by rerunning the analysis with the same SQL statements from the original analysis or you can add or delete SQL statements from the analysis.
To update an analysis
Right-click the analysis name in the left pane of the Index Usage Analysis window and select Update Analysis.
The Update Analysis wizard has two pages to select the options for changing an analysis before it is updated. It is not necessary to make any changes on these pages before rerunning the analysis.
On the Analyzer page, you can change the name and description of the analysis.
On the Selected SQL page, you can add or delete SQL statements to the analysis.
When the analysis is finished, the Index Usage Analysis Details window appears with information the retrieve of the access plan for each SQL statement.