SQL Server Query Options

Kevin Feasel

2017-05-18

T-SQL

John Morehouse shows how to set your query options to be the same as that problematic application which is generating nasty queries:

Have you every executed a query in SQL Server Management Studio, looked at the execution plan, and noticed that it was a different plan than what was generated on the server?

A potential reason for this could be a different option settings.  The options represent the SET values of the current session.  SET options can affect how the query is execute thus having a different execution plan.   You can find these options in two places within SSMS under Tools -> Options -> Query Execution -> SQL Server -> Advanced.

Click through for lots of information including a script John provided to see which options are currently on.

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