Returns the date of the most recent update for statistics on a table or indexed view.
For more information about updating statistics, see Statistics.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.
A. Return the dates of the most recent statistics for a table
The following example returns the date of the most recent update for each statistics object on the Person.Address table.
USE AdventureWorks2012; GO SELECT name AS stats_name, STATS_DATE(object_id, stats_id) AS statistics_update_date FROM sys.stats WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID('Person.Address'); GO
If statistics correspond to an index, the stats_id value in the sys.stats catalog view is the same as the index_id value in the sys.indexes catalog view, and the following query returns the same results as the preceding query. If statistics do not correspond to an index, they are in the sys.stats results but not in the sys.indexes results.
USE AdventureWorks2012; GO SELECT name AS index_name, STATS_DATE(object_id, index_id) AS statistics_update_date FROM sys.indexes WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID('Person.Address'); GO