Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and 2017 currently allows incremental statistics to be created on nonclustered indexes that are not aligned to the base table partitioning scheme. This is an incorrect behavior and following this fix, any attempt to createstatistics on nonclustered indexes that are not aligned with the base table will result in an error. Anincremental statistics object which has been improperly created will silentlybe replaced with standard statistics after its next update.
This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:
- Cumulative Update 14 for SQL Server 2017
- Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2016 SP2
- Cumulative Update 13 for SQL Server 2016 SP1
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