The nonclustered-index tag should be used for questions regarding how to implement and troubleshoot supplemental indexes used primarily to enhance performance. The term nonclustered is typically a SQL Server-specific term.

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Why does SQL Server use this index?

I have two indexes on a table with 786602 rows: CREATE NONCLUSTERED INDEX [IX1] ON [dbo].[O] ([A] ASC, [B] ASC) INCLUDE ([c1], [c2], [c3]) WITH (PAD_INDEX = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE = OFF, ...
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SQL Server 2005 Datawarehouse DB - Integrity failure caused by NonClustered indexes

Last year I've been working with a data warehouse database (SQL Server 2005) loaded on a daily basis during the nights. Overall database performance is acceptable. However, there is a "known error" ...
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Covering Index - Insert Performance

We are running some performance tuning on our database in SQL Server. The database in itself is pretty small with around 13 tables. But there are multi-level relationships between tables. When I try ...
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Why does removing a RID by creating a clustered index lose parallelism and slow down execution by 2X

If I remove a RID lookup by replacing 2 non-clustered indices (non unique) with 2 identical clustered indicies (non-unique) where there weren't any before, why does this query slow down by a factor ...
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Best Strategy to remove the unused or duplicate indexes

I have searched the Internet a lot about this but I'm still not comfortable making a decision. One of our reporting databases is 350 GB (it acts as a subscriber for transaction replication where ...
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Azure Database Sync with warning on row update

To create a real time backup DB in Azure, I have used the Azure sync group. What I have noticed is that if I edited one of the rows in any table (let's say, the customer's name) , I receive the ...
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What happens to the database structure when i add a nonclustered index

Our team is working for a while now with Azure SQL. After a lot of trying , we managed to add a sync group between the main DB and the backup one. Of course, this means that for every change in the ...