I would like to suggest a new option or extension to update statistics where
update statistics could start up in a table where it left off the last time
it was run, like the "reorg rebuild, resume" command. Or be able to provide
a starting point in a clustered index. We have many tables where the data is
always being added to the end of table. It seems like a big waste of time
and I/O to process 50 million rows when all the new data is at the end of
the clustered index and the user or the system could identify the starting


update statistics table, resume


update statistics table where date_created > '01jan03'

Assumming date_created is part of the clustered index