Jerry Nixon on Windows: Temp Tables vs Table Variables

Jerry Nixon on Windows

Monday, June 25, 2007

Temp Tables vs Table Variables

At last, a good discussion on table variables.

The short of it is:

1. Temp Tables and Table Variables are both instantiated in TempDb

2. Schema changes can only occur on Temp Tables.

3. Table Variables perform best until there are around 500,000 rows.

I personally prefer Table Variables because you do not have to DROP them.

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SQL Rocks: Temp Tables vs Table Variables