FIX: DBCC DBREINDEX Does Not Keep Original Fillfactor

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Article ID: 283825 - View products that this article applies to.
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BUG #: 351441 (SHILOH_bugs)
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A DBCC DBREINDEX (table, index, 0) statement changes the original fillfactor in the sysindexes table to 0 and does not leave it as originally defined, as stated in SQL Server 2000 Books Online.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack


To work around this problem, do one of the following:
  • Implement specific rebuilds per index, specifying the required fillfactor rather than using fillfactor 0.
  • Do not give the fillfactor parameter in the DBCC DBREINDEX statement; DBCC will then keep the original one.
  • If you are using the Database Maintenance Plan Wizard, instead of using the Reorganize Pages with the Original Amount of Free Space option, choose the Change Free Space Per Page Percentage to option and specify the original one. However, this second option does not let you specify values of 0 or 100.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.


Article ID: 283825 - Last Review: October 17, 2003 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
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