A Sizing Problem with Heaps

Slava Murygin shows an example where adding a clustered index to an existing table can reduce its size:

Tables were very narrow with just a few columns and my expectations for data growth were very modest. However, after just a little while I was very surprised when my database showed huge unexpected growth and size of the data became multiple times higher than I’ve expected.

After very little research I’ve found and fixed the problem. In this post I’ll describe how I’ve done it.

Read on to learn how Slava figured this out and how a clustered index fixed the problem.

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