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For indexes there are 2 system tables: sys.indexes and sys.sysindexes. I'd like to know what are their differences. Both contain information about indexes then why they are separate?

Thanks in advance.

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sys.sysindexes - is old and deprecated.

This SQL Server 2000 system table is included as a view for backward compatibility. We recommend that you use the current SQL Server system views instead.

you should use sys.indexes.

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    sys.indexes doesn't contain the same data as sys.sysindexes though.
    – Dai
    Dec 6, 2021 at 11:13

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