Create an index on a table in Transactional Replication

Not long ago I took over a database that uses Transactional Replication. Not long after I needed to add an index.  So here is the syntax and misc I found for doing this:

CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX ListingBigBay_NC6f_NULL

ON [Bigtiva].[listing_BigBay] ([adid],[ListingDate])
INCLUDE ([AccountID])
WHERE (adid IS NULL)
WITH (PAD_INDEX = ON,
STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE = OFF,
SORT_IN_TEMPDB = ON,
DROP_EXISTING = OFF,
ONLINE = ON,
ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS = ON,
ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS = ON,
FILLFACTOR = 90,
MAXDOP = 4)

GO

The important point is that you use ONLINE=ON, and since our TEMPDB is on SSD, go ahead and use SORT_IN_TEMPDB.

Just how big ARE those tables?

If you need to know the size of all your tables, here’s a simple query to get you where you need to go:

SELECT t.NAME AS TableName,
s.Name AS SchemaName,
p.rows AS RowCounts,
SUM(a.total_pages) * 8 AS TotalSpaceKB,
SUM(a.used_pages) * 8 AS UsedSpaceKB,
(SUM(a.total_pages) - SUM(a.used_pages)) * 8 AS UnusedSpaceKB
FROM sys.tables t
INNER JOIN sys.indexes i ON (t.OBJECT_ID = i.object_id)
INNER JOIN sys.partitions p ON (i.object_id = p.OBJECT_ID AND i.index_id = p.index_id)
INNER JOIN sys.allocation_units a ON (p.partition_id = a.container_id)
LEFT OUTER JOIN sys.schemas s ON (t.schema_id = s.schema_id)
WHERE t.NAME NOT LIKE 'dt%'
AND t.is_ms_shipped = 0
AND i.OBJECT_ID > 255
GROUP BY t.Name, s.Name, p.Rows
ORDER BY UsedSpaceKB desc