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Is there any way to test which clustered index is better for specific queries?

We've been querying and processing a growing table of events in our system, which was fine without specific indexes for now. However we've noticed a decrease in performance and are wondering what we ...
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Recreating Clustered Index Efficiently

In a test database, I am looking to: Drop clustered index (they are Primary Key Clustered Constraints on a row that is super useless for us.) Create new Clustered index re-create Primary Key ...
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Should I add an auto-increment / IDENTITY field to a cross-reference table just for PK purposes?

I'm adding the following cross-reference table to my SQL Server-hosted DB: company_id bigint not null (FK) org_path nvarchar (2048) not null The company_id field refers to the id field in another ...
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Which columns (and order) to choose for a clustered index to maximize query performance

In our database we have a table that looks more or less like the example below. In the past we always created the clustered index on the ID column on the table. CREATE TABLE [Measurement] ( [ID] ...
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Fastest way to disable indices and drop constraints and rebuild SQL Server table

Below are some T-SQL commands that we're running on a table with a few billion records. Most of the database's size is taken up by 5 tables like this. What is the quickest way to perform these steps ...
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Does it make sense to order condition in where query?

We have a clustered index in table Tbl with order of A,B,C. Does it make senses to write a query to have WHERE A = @a, B = @b, C = @c or it'll be as same as WHERE C = @c, B = @b, A = @a Does the ...
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Cannot rebuild index, but there's no reason why not?

I've created a process whereby I am able to only rebuild indexes that need rebuilding(the process takes an hour and a half if I rebuild them all), and while it works beautifully, it gets stuck on one ...
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Defrag a HEAP by creating clustered index and immediately dropping it

I'm writing a script which intends to defrag a HEAP based table by creating a dummy col with a clustered index and then immediately dropping it. (It's someone else's app and I don't want to make any ...
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Why is query using Clustered Index when it shouldn't?

Let us presume I have a table named Category in a SQL Server 2005 database. Category has category_id (bigint, identity) as its primary key and name (nvarchar(50)). There is obviously a clustered ...