Information in index system views with auto update statistics turned off

We know that the system views hold good information about indexes. But if the system isn't set to automatically update statistics, can we trust the information in there, such as the number of rows in an index, etc?

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asked Oct 21, 2009 at 10:56 PM in Default

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Rob Farley
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I wanted to make a tag for statistics, but didn't have enough points... Thanks for retagging.

Oct 22, 2009 at 08:55 AM Rob Farley
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If the system is not updating the statistics automatically and you're not running a manual process to get the statistics updated, then no, you can't trust them. What's more, you can't trust the execution plans that running against your system to return your data because those execution plans are completely dependent on the stats being up to date and accurate.

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answered Oct 22, 2009 at 08:05 AM

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