CONVERT_IMPLICIT is a hidden danger


The CONVERT_IMPLICIT operator is part of an execution plan. When an execution plan has a CONVERT_IMPLICIT operator, this is a signal that “your statement has a problem”. This presentation will show you how to detect the Execution Plans with CONVERT_IMPLICIT operator; how to find the statement that causes conversion, and what DMVs can help to solve the problem. It will also show you the solution to collect the Execution Plans with CONVERT_IMPLICIT operator across the servers.

Alex Grinberg

Currently working in the Pennsylvania branch of Cox Automotive, headquartered in Atlanta, GA. His primary focus is with the latest Microsoft technologies

Alex has more than 20 years IT experience and currently working in the Pennsylvania branch of Cox Automotive, headquartered in Atlanta, GA. His primary focus is with the latest Microsoft technologies including .NET (VB and C#), SSRS, SSIS. He provides tuning, optimization, analysis and development service creating new applications, converting legacy technologies (SQL Server, VB.NET and C# ) and one site training. He has worked for the CSC, VerticalNet, IDP, LSAC, TMNAS to name a few and Alex is Data architect at HexaArt Inc. He provides consulting service from NYC, Philadelphia to Delaware. Alex published articles for SQLServerCentral.com and Simple-Talk. Author “XML and JSON Recipes for SQL Server” published by Apress.