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5:46 AM
Yep they're very good at anticipating user reactions
6:09 AM
Hi, @PaulWhite Just read your excellent blog post on computed columns.
Found an issue in our code where ansi_warnings off caused matching expressions to fail and hinting the index does not produce a plan at all.
I have tried to read up on ansi_warnings but found nothing about that behavior. On the other hand, why bother it should be on.
Just thought it was interesting so perhaps some other do aswell :).
@MikaelEriksson Isn't that documented as one of the group of settings that needs to be a certain way to get indexed view/computed column matching?
Perhaps, I found ansi_warnings needs to be on to be able to create the index. Don't think I have seen anything about it being used.
create table T
  C1 varchar(10) not null,
  C2 as C1+'1', --persisted,
  index IX_T_C2 nonclustered (C2)


set ansi_warnings off;

select count(*)
from T with (index(IX_T_C2))
where C2 = ''
--option (querytraceon 176);

set ansi_warnings on;

select count(*)
from T
where C2 = '';
It does early expansion and the does not come back from that.
It works with 176 and persisted.
Well yeah because it is never expanded to begin with
As I recall, the settings requirements are there to prevent a plan cache explosion rather than for correctness
6:14 AM
There it is "The optimizer ignores an index on a computed column for any SELECT statement executed by a connection that does not have these same option settings."
They where doing a count(distinct) on a left outer join column and the issue they tried to fix with ansi_warnings is that the client code does not do well with warnings.
Sadly, it is the number one advice on the internet on how to fix such issue.
7:06 AM
Can't trust random people on the internet
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