Grant Fritchey answers the 18 most frequently-asked questions about SQL Server Statistics: the ones we somehow feel silly asking in public, and think twice about doing so.Try as I might, I find it hard to over-emphasize the importance of statistics to SQL Server.The topic of statistics and their maintenance is not straightforward.Lots of questions occur to people when I’m doing a presentation about statistics, and some get asked in front of the rest of the audience.
Third-party applications, such as Informatica and Safe Software's FME, can do this.
The statistics on an index are created with the index.
I needed to create a temp table in SQL with a column that contained an incrementing integer, without making that column an identity.
Yes - You are correct the OPENROWSET command can directly support INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE operations as shown in these tips: Export data from SQL Server to Excel and Different Options for Importing Data into SQL Server.
In addition, the OPENROWSET command can also support SELECT statements where a table is joined to the Excel spreadsheet.