I have been assigned the task of designing a dimension or fact table for an EDW.

I know that a SQL Server table supports only one rowstore clustered index (conventional clustered index) and that you can create as many rowstore nonclustered indexes (conventional non-clusterd indexes) as required.

I would like to know if clustered columnstore and nonclustered indexes can be added to the same SQL Server table.

For instance, can I create a table with one rowstore clustered index (clusterd index), two nonclustered rowstore indexes (non-clustered indexes), and one nonclustered columnstore index?

Versions of the SQL Server database engine where we store our data: 2014, 2016, and 2017.

  • Is it correct that you wrote I'm concerned with dimension or fact table design for EDW but that you possibly meant I have been assigned the task of designing a dimenstion or fact table for an EDW ?
    – John K. N.
    Feb 28, 2018 at 15:13

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This can easily be done in SQL Server 2016. You can create nonclustered rowstore indexes and one nonclustered columnstore index on a table even if that table already has a clustered rowstore index.

This can also be done in SQL Server 2014, but data cannot be modified in the table after the NCCI is created.

I suggest reading the documentation and trying things out in SSMS.

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