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SQL Server Resumable Index Operations

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The ability to pause and then resume index rebuilds has been added to SQL Server. This is a fantastic feature, and with the release of SQL Server 2019, we can now replicate it on the actual create index process. Learn how to use this feature in this short article.

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2023-06-26

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More on Column Choice and Order for Multi-column Non-Clustered Indexes

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In the last year I’ve published articles on indexes to include Indexes: When Column Selectivity Is Not Always A Requirement – SQLServerCentral and Query Optimizer Suggests Wrong Index and Query Plan -- Why? – SQLServerCentral. This article is a continuation of just how the optimizer interacts with the index wizard. We’ve all heard and read […]

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2021-07-07

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Understanding CRUD Operations on Tables with B-tree Indexes, Page-splits, and Fragmentation

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Introduction Every DML transaction reads the data before it makes any changes. Not only during a SELECT query, but when you run any DML statement, insert, update, or delete, SQL Server first fetches a bunch of pages into the buffer pool locating the desired rows and changes them while synchronously writing to the transaction log […]

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2021-05-10

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Indexes: When Column Selectivity Is Not Always A Requirement

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While preparing for my SQL Saturday Salt Lake City presentation, Climbing the B-Tree, I ran into one of the “word of mouth” facts that the first column of an index should be highly selective, i.e., it should only point to one or a few rows. This is not always the case and I’ll show you […]

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2023-01-02 (first published: )

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