ApexSQL Defrag 2017 R4 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Defrag 2017 R4 has been released

About ApexSQL Defrag: ApexSQL Defrag is an enterprise SQL Server tool used for analyzing, monitoring and managing SQL Server index fragmentation. The application allows detailed index fragmentation analysis on server, database and table level. With ApexSQL Defrag you can rebuild or reorganize fragmented indexes in real time, as well as create policies and apply them to multiple databases or servers.

For more information, visit the ApexSQL Defrag product page

About this release:


  • Fragmentation grid filters are available in fragmentation tab ribbon
  • Fragmentation filters are available for the tree view
  • Index statistics reports for page density, number of fragments and size ratio of index compared to the other indexes in the grid are available
  • Statistics reports are available for tables, databases and servers
  • Statistic reports are available for top 10 most fragmented clustered and unclustered indexes
  • Customization options for exported reports are added to Reports tab ribbon
  • Report data retrieval is up to 500% faster
  • Agent health check before application start is implemented
  • Option to start ApexSQL Defrag agent is now available
  • SQL query for getting index statistics in fragmentation grid is up to 8000% faster

Improved quality:

  • 21 bugs and known issues fixed


  • Default policy template names are updated
  • Bottom panel with buttons is removed
  • All buttons that were located in the bottom panel are now available as tabs
  • Interchangeable tab is removed

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Release notes

June 29, 2017