I need to reorg/rebuild the indexes on a large table (8.7 billion rows of data), should I rebuild the clustered index first or the non-clustered indexes first, or does it not matter?
Gail answered the question that you asked.
To simplify and shorten such reindexing of this large table, have you considered either Paritioned Views or Partitioned Tables?
is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for R
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
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