Finding Queries Which Drive The Missing Index DMV

Daniel Janik shows how you can find which queries are causing you pain due to missing indexes:

Missing indexes are an important part of the indexing strategy. I usually start with sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats to find both inefficient and unused indexes and then supplement with missing indexes.

The missing index DMVs are great but they’ve always been missing something.

What are they missing you ask? They currently tell you what table they are for but not what query. How do I know if the queries that sponsored this missing index are business critical or not? Wouldn’t it be nice to know what statements caused this “missing index” to appear?

Read on to learn how to do this.

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