A DDL operation that quickly removes all rows.

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Why use both TRUNCATE and DROP?

In the system I work on there are a lot of stored procedures and SQL scripts that make use of temporary tables. After using these tables it's good practice to drop them. Many of my colleagues (almost ...
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What can cause TRUNCATE TABLE to take a really long time?

I'm running MySQL5.5 with Master/Slave replication (1 master, 2 slaves). I have a process that runs once a week and truncate a specific table. The table is not large and only has a few thousands ...
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Why does DELETE leave a lingering effect on performance?

At the end is a test script for comparing the performance between a @table variable and a #temp table. I think I've set it up correctly - the performance timings are taken outside of the ...
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Why is truncate DDL?

I have an interview question, which was asked during my interview. I answered the question, but interviewer was not so convinced with my answer. So, anyone please correct me with my understanding ? ...
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Truncate log file mirrored database

In SQL Server 2008, I have a mirrored database with a log file that has increased to 80GB, which is not normal and I have serious problem. I would like to decrease the log file size by truncating it. ...
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Truncated 200GB table but disk space not released

I have only 2GB left, so I need to remove this history table. This table now is empty but the database disk space not released. And the database file is 320GB.
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Huge MSDB database

I have a very large MSDB database and have been working on clearing this out and setting up maintenance tasks - something my predecessor should have done years ago! So far I've managed to truncate ...
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“Truncate” or “Delete/Vacuum Full” for deleting some of the table rows

I have a db which has 223 tables and I have to delete some of the records from 10 of them, each has apprx. 1.5million records. Those tables are storing the temperatures every 7seconds. We have decided ...
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“TRUNCATE doesn't run ON DELETE trigger” true or false

I was searching on the topic of why TRUNCATE is placed in DDL instead of DML for which I found following answer here Why is truncate DDL? I this answer I found a sentence as given below "The fact ...
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Tuning reads (or perhaps the truncate!) for unusual database structure requiring regular truncates

We have an unusual database structure (I leave the reasoning for another question), that in it's current form requires a regular truncation and recreation of allot of row (about 1 million). We're ...