Quick row count

When COUNT(*) was too slow to get total rows from a billion row heap …

SELECT rows
FROM sys.partitions 
WHERE OBJECT_NAME(object_id) = 'TableName';

or the fancy pants version …

SELECT REPLACE(CONVERT(VARCHAR(20), CONVERT(MONEY, rows), 1), '.00', '') rows
FROM sys.partitions 
WHERE OBJECT_NAME(object_id) = 'TableName';

Original code from here …

https://www.i-programmer.info/programming/database/6576-sql-server-quickly-get-row-counts-for-tables-heaps-indexes-and-partitions.html

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