Do “random” Query Hints affect statistics in the Execution Plan?

So, there is this rumor that using a query hint affects the statistics that SQL Server uses to determine the execution plan, so we are told to ignore it. Well, ain’t that just great. Lets test it! So we did our setup. Lets test it on a simple select. ¬†2373¬†gives us the memory allocation, and… Continue reading Do “random” Query Hints affect statistics in the Execution Plan?