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Expert Oracle Indexing and Access Paths: Maximum Performance for Your Database by Bill Padfield, Sam R Alapati, Darl Kuhn

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© Darl Kuhn, Sam R. Alapati and Bill Padfield 2016

Darl Kuhn, Sam R Alapati and Bill Padfield, Expert Oracle Indexing and Access Paths, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1984-3_1

1. Introduction to Oracle Indexes

Darl Kuhn, Sam R. Alapati2 and Bill Padfield3

(1)Morrison, Colorado, USA

(2)Flower Mound, Texas, USA

(3)Aurora, Colorado, USA

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An index is a combination of a value and an associated location that allows you to quickly locate an object. If you think about it for a couple of seconds, you probably often use index structures to navigate throughout the day, such as:

  • Browsing a catalog ...

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