How to: Create and Update Statistics in Visual Basic .NET
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How to: Create and Update Statistics in Visual Basic .NET

This section describes how to create and update statistics by using Visual Basic .NET.

The code example creates a new table on an existing database for which the Statistic object and the StatisticColumn object are created.

  1. Start Visual Studio 2005.

  2. From the File menu, select New Project. The New Project dialog box appears.

  3. In the Project Types pane, select Visual Basic. In the Templates pane, select Console Application.

  4. (Optional) In the Name box, type the name of the new application.

  5. Click OK to load the Visual Basic console application template.

  6. On the Project menu, select Add Reference item. The Add Reference dialog box appears. Select Browse and locate the SMO assemblies in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Assemblies folder. Select the following files:

    Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo.dll

    Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll

    Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlEnum.dll

    Microsoft.SqlServer.SmoEnum.dll

  7. On the View menu, click Code.-Or-Select the Module1.vb window to display the code window.

  8. In the code, before any declarations, type the following Imports statements to qualify the types in the SMO namespace:

    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common
    
  9. Insert the code that follows this procedure into the main program.

  10. Run and build the application.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Reference the AdventureWorks database.
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks")
'Reference the CreditCard table.
Dim tb As Table
tb = db.Tables("CreditCard", "Sales")
'Define a Statistic object by supplying the parent table and name arguments in the constructor.
Dim stat As Statistic
stat = New Statistic(tb, "Test_Statistics")
'Define a StatisticColumn object variable for the CardType column and add to the Statistic object variable.
Dim statcol As StatisticColumn
statcol = New StatisticColumn(stat, "CardType")
stat.StatisticColumns.Add(statcol)
'Create the statistic counter on the instance of SQL Server.
stat.Create()

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