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A better way to count(*)

, 7 Jun 2010 CPOL
LINQ translates .count() to a SQL query that uses COUNT(*), but on large tables even count(*) can be too slow. Here's another way

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8 Jun 2010
basementman
Or, assuming your table has an index, you could do this "old-school" as:select MAX(rows) from sysindexes where id = Object_ID('{tablename}')

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