Category Archives: Index

  1. When was my index created or at least last updated?

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    November 14, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    SQL Server stores a create date and a change date for each object in the sys.objects system view. Unfortunately while …
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  2. New indexes, hypothetically

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    November 2, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I saw something like this the other day. My first thought was “Hu, never seen that before.” My second thought …
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  3. Too many indexes!

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    October 13, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Indexes are great. They speed up our queries. In fact, without them relational database systems wouldn’t work. Different indexes work …
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  4. Natural vs Artificial Primary Keys

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    August 29, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    There has been a long standing debate over the use of a natural primary key vs an artificial one. I …
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  5. Remove files from a filegroup

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    May 2, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    You have a database with one or more filegroups, and one or more of those filegroups has multiple files. You’ve …
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  6. Pulling data from a non-clustered index

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    March 14, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is one of those things that I found very interesting but figured I’d probably never really use. Of course …
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  7. To the page and back again

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    January 18, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    To the page It’s not one of those things you have to do frequently but every now and again you …
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  8. Using unique constraints

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    December 10, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    I ran into an interesting problem the other day. Given the title of the post, obviously a unique constraint was …
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  9. Filtered Index restrictions and Kendra Little’s Index Quiz

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    July 20, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    A few weeks ago I saw a tweet about Kendra Little’s (b/t) new SQL Server Quizzes. Of course I had …
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  10. 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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