This update adds support for the MAXDOP option for the CREATE STATISTICS and UPDATE STATISTICS statements in Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2016 and 2017. This enables you to override the default setting for max degree of parallelism (MAXDOP) that's specified at the database or server level.
Note The resulting degree of parallelism is capped by the workload group MAX_DOP setting if Resource Governor is used.
For example, assume that the Sales.SalesOrderDetail table is used and several statistics have already been created on it. In this case, the following script updates each statistic with a degree of parallelism equal to 8.
UPDATE STATISTICS Sales.SalesOrderDetail WITH MAXDOP = 8