Tag Archives: indexes

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Query to compare indexes between two tables

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    October 16, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    We have a set of databases at my office that use the load and swap method of loading data with …
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