What activity that cause tempdb grow

What is the activity causing the tempdb grow?? as I know creating index is one of them
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Aneesh RetnakaranDatabase AdministratorCommented:
-temp tables , table variables
-GROUP BY / ORDER BY operations
- Index creations
- DBCC commands

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Creating index.
Bulk Insert
Update statement updating huge number of records.
Creation of temparary # tables.
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Racim BOUDJAKDJIDatabase Architect - Dba - Data ScientistCommented:
<<-temp tables , table variables
-GROUP BY / ORDER BY operations
- Index creations
- DBCC commands >>

You may add to the above
--> Row Versionning
--> Complex calculations

Hope this helps...
motioneyeAuthor Commented:
what is that mean by Row Versionning?
Racim BOUDJAKDJIDatabase Architect - Dba - Data ScientistCommented:
<<what is that mean by Row Versionning?>>In SQL 2005, MS has implemented ORACLE's read consistency that allows to make sure that at any time the user gets access the last commited version of the data.  That prevents from having users waiting for an update transaction to be committed before they can actually make a select.  To implement that functionnality, SQL Server now perpetually keeps updated the last commited version of data in tempdb.  As a result, tempdb gets a big hit in terms of IO's because it supports all select's instead of the original tables.  It is one of the factors that may strongly influence the growth of temdb.

Hope this helps...
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