troubleshooting Question

How to locate number of rows without firing select count(*) query

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Microsoft SQL Server 2005Microsoft SQL Server 2008
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Hi,
I have 4-5 massive BI tables where the records are in hundreds of millions. I can't fire select count(*) as that will take next 4-5 hours to return results from these tables. The server is already overused.

I can see the query is estimating the execution plan & rows. Is there is an internal optimizer table from where I can get apprx number of rows at each table?


Thanks
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Ramesh Babu Vavilla

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