When getting table properties from a SQL 2014 server (12.0.4449) using SSMS 2014 (12.0.4100) or 2016 (13.0.15600) on any database or table I get the following text for the "Index space" property on the Storage tab:

An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch.

This is the error:

Property accessor 'IndexSpace

  • That's a .NET error...I've seen it it sometimes using LINQ when writing C#. If it's showing up in SSMS, it might mean there's a bug. I'd say contact Microsoft Support for this one.
    – Haris Khan
    Aug 5, 2016 at 16:42
  • This can also be caused by "add-ins" which are not supported with SSMS. Aug 5, 2016 at 17:14
  • It isn't add-ins as the 2016 SSMS is "fresh out of the box".
    – Metaphor
    Aug 5, 2016 at 17:33
  • Run a repair on SSMS, for 2016 try applying latest version "13.0.15600.2". Have you applied any of the updates for VS since you installed SSMS? I have had that cause issues and had to repair SSMS.
    – user507
    Aug 7, 2016 at 7:28

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Like Haris commented, it's likely an SSMS bug that Microsoft will have to resolve. But you should be able to run a trace or an Extended Event session to capture the TSQL that SSMS is using to get the data that you are after. Capture the TSQL and then run that in a query window. Or use the query from marc_s.

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    Getting the data is not a problem - sp_spaceused will give me what I need. I've just never seen that issue before. What's more, I asked my co-worker with the same setup to get the props and he had no problem.
    – Metaphor
    Aug 5, 2016 at 17:31
  • So he has the same exact SSMS build? Maybe a .NET build issue then?
    – Tara Kizer
    Aug 5, 2016 at 17:33

If possible, try to have your permissions level upgraded to db_owner, it can solve the issue. That also explains why a co-worker with the same setup would be able to see the property but you don't.

But indeed, sp_spaceused should work without the extra permissions. Use with

sp_spaceused N'database_name.schema_name.table_name'
  • For anyone who downvotes, please explain what's wrong with this answer. I'm new to this site and can use some help!
    – PHPirate
    Aug 20, 2018 at 12:40
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    Not sure why this answer received a down vote. I tried it and connecting with db_owner credentials fixed the issue for me (same machine).
    – c31983
    Aug 7, 2019 at 14:53

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