Category Archives: Index

  1. Does a clustered index sort the rows within a page

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    December 15, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is just something I was curious about. I ran my tests and got an answer and now I thought …
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  2. DROP INDEX and CREATE INDEX vs ALTER INDEX REBUILD

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    December 11, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I saw someone ask a few weeks ago if it was faster to drop and re-create an index or do …
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  3. Using a date or int column as the clustered index.

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    December 1, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    The other day I was answering a question about clustered indexes and it lead indirectly to a twitter conversation on …
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  4. Adding a column to the primary key.

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    November 13, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every now and again you realize that the primary key for a table does not uniquely describe a row. Not …
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  5. Force only certain values to be unique

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    October 22, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I thought of something rather interesting the other day while answering a question asking for help with some table structures. …
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  6. Update to “The clustered index columns are in all of the non clustered indexes.”

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    October 20, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I certainly hadn’t planned on creating a part two of my post on clustered index columns but in the comments …
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  7. SchemaBinding – What & Why

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    August 6, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    What When you use the SchemaBinding keyword while creating a view or function you bind the structure of any underlying …
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  8. The clustered index columns are in all of the non clustered indexes.

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    July 30, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Did you know that whatever columns you pick as your clustered index will be included in any non clustered indexes …
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  9. DBA Myths: A table with a primary key is not a heap

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    May 21, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Typically when you see a heading like this you know the answer is “No” or “False” but in this case …
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  10. DBA Myths: An index on a bit column will never be used.

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    February 17, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Not true. (Or I guess probably wouldn’t be posting about it would I?) Probably the first thing I should point …
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