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I'm adding a maintenance tool to our products to allow users to detect and fix excessive table and index fragmentation using sa_table_fragmentation() and REORGANIZE TABLE.

While I can construct my own table list and then call sa_table_fragmentation() for each table, it would seem much more efficient to start off by calling sa_table_fragmentation() with no params to get all tables and then allow users to decide which ones need attention.

However because sa_table_fragmentation() does not include the owner name in its result set I call REORGANIZE TABLE without either hoping that there's only table of that name, or doing some further look-ups to see if there are multiple tables, who the owners are and then processing all the tables (since I don't know which of the tables sa_table_fragmentation() is referring to).

in this example, two tables called tag, belonging to different owners, but no indication of which is which:

TableName,rows,row_segments,segs_per_row
'tag',231,231,1.0
'tag',0,0,0.0

If sa_table_fragmentation() included the owner name (or the TableID), there would be no problem.

sa_index_density() includes TableID, so in that case there is no problem identifying which table is meant.

asked 08 Apr '11, 13:50

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Justin Willey
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With the procedure as-is, you could gather the results needed with a lateral table:

:::SQL
SELECT sysuser.user_name AS owner, stf.*
FROM sysuser, systab,
   LATERAL (sa_table_fragmentation(systab.table_name,sysuser.user_name)) stf
WHERE sysuser.user_id = systab.creator AND systab.table_type = 1;
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answered 08 Apr '11, 15:35

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edited 09 Apr '11, 06:52

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Thanks - that's very helpful

(18 Apr '11, 15:35) Justin Willey
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