Bitmap Showplan Operator

SQL Server uses bitmaps internally to speed up query execution by eliminating rows with key values that cannot produce any join records. SQL Server uses these bitmaps only in parallel query plans. Bitmap is a physical operator.

Bitmap operator iconGraphical execution plan icon

See Also


How to: Display an Actual Execution Plan


Bitmap Create Showplan Operator


Logical and Physical Operators Reference
Displaying Execution Plans by Using the Showplan SET Options (Transact-SQL)
Parallel Query Processing

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