SDU Tools: List empty user tables in SQL Server

When I've reviewing customer databases, I often come across tables that have been created by users, yet they are completely empty. Now that might be perfectly OK but sometimes, it's a mistake that should be cleaned up.

So, in our free SDU Tools for developers and DBAs, we added a tool that can look for user tables that are empty. No surprise, it's called ListEmptyTables.

It takes three parameters:

@DatabaseName sysname – the database to look into
@SchemasToList nvarchar(max) – a comma-delimited list of schemas to check (or 'ALL')
@TablesToList nvarchar(max) – a comma-delimited list of tables to check (or 'ALL')

Find out more

You can see it in action in the main image above, and in the video here:

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