SQL Server Partition

What is a SQL Server table partition?

A SQL Server table partition allows to physically split the data of one table on the disk. This data division allows to access directly one unique partition instead of all the data from the table. First, why all large tables should have partitions? When accessing hundreds of million lines, it

SQL Server Index

SQL Server clustered index definition

What is a SQL Server clustered index ? The definition of a SQL Server index is a structure, i.e. a file, stored physically in a disk. It’s similar to the master data file and the log data file that composes a database. Basically, to find the associated lines or rows

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SQL Server Index

How to create a SQL Server index?

Create a SQL Server index to improve the performance of queries on tables and clustered views. To create an index, use this example and adapt it to the project requirements. Indexes are the first recommended step to performance optimization in SQL Server. How to create a simple SQL Server index

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SQL Server Index

How to list all SQL Server indexes?

How to list all SQL Server indexes? It can be very useful to display all database indexes. Indeed, to have an idea at a glance at how this SQL Server database is optimized with indexes, whether an index is A clustered or a non-clustered one. This query offers you a

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SQL Server Index

How to rebuild a SQL Server index?

Maintain the indexes is vital to keep a database up to speed with optimal performance. To rebuild an index, use the command to alter and rebuild. Technically speaking, the query rebuilding the index delete it and then creates it again. This operation reorders the index rows in adjacent pages and

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SQL Server Index

How to reorganize a SQL Server index?

How to reorganize a SQL Server index? This operation defragments the lower level of the indexes by reordering the pages physically, from left to right. The reorganize operation also compacts the pages of the index. To better understand this, imagine a book of recipes with the pages not ordered anymore.

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SQL Server Index

How to disable a SQL Server index?

How to disable a SQL Server index? To disable an index for performance reasons, use this code and adjust it to your index and table names. For instance, let’s consider a large sales table, with million lines. Let’s consider that the table has a non-unique and non-clustered index on the

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SQL Server Stored Procedures

How to create a SQL Server stored procedure ?

How to create a simple SQL Server stored procedure? This example in transact SQL code list all the Customers from the Customers table by using the selection function. This example do not use any where clause to filter the results. Its a simple example to remind the syntax creation for

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SQL Server Stored Procedures

How to alter a SQL Server stored procedure?

How to alter an existing stored procedure in a SQL Server database? Simply use the alter command instead of the create command one to modify an existing SQL procedure. In this example let’s add the grouping on months and employees to sum up and group data. Let’s add also a

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SQL Server Index

How to drop a SQL Server index?

This article is on how to drop a SQL Server index from an existing table on a given database. It can be a relational or a transactional database. For instance, learn here why you need an index optimization plan on databasejournal. How to drop a SQL Server index? To drop