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Monday Scripts – Getting Partition Information

I’m going to follow up my post on partitioning with a query I wrote while implementing the partitions and cleaning up the empty ones. One of the issues I ran in to was clearly seeing each partition’s range and the number of rows within it. These two questions are answered in different places in the catalog views, sys.partition_range_values and sys.partitions. To build this out, I started with a nice little query from Derek Dieter, adding in a couple joins to get me to sys.partitions. Here’s the result!

select as TableName
	, as PartitionScheme
	, as PartitionFunction
	, p.partition_number
	, p.rows
	, case 
		when pf.boundary_value_on_right=1 then 'RIGHT' 
		else 'LEFT' 
	  end [range_type]
	, prv.value [boundary]
from sys.tables t
    join sys.indexes i on t.object_id = i.object_id
    join sys.partition_schemes ps on i.data_space_id = ps.data_space_id
    join sys.partition_functions pf on ps.function_id = pf.function_id
    join sys.partitions p on i.object_id = p.object_id and i.index_id = p.index_id
    join sys.partition_range_values prv on pf.function_id = prv.function_id and p.partition_number = prv.boundary_id
where i.index_id < 2  --So we're only looking at a clustered index or heap, which the table is partitioned on
order by p.partition_number

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