KB4041809 - Update adds support for MAXDOP option for CREATE STATISTICS and UPDATE STATISTICS statements in SQL Server 2014, 2016 and 2017


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.


More information

This update is included in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2017

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2017

Service pack information for SQL Server

This update is fixed in the following service packs for SQL Server:

       Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2016

       Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2014

Service packs are cumulative. Each new service pack contains all the fixes that are in previous service packs, together with any new fixes. Our recommendation is to apply the latest service pack and the latest cumulative update for that service pack. You do not have to install a previous service pack before you install the latest service pack. Use Table 1 in the following article for finding more information about the latest service pack and latest cumulative update.

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