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