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G. FritcheySQL Server 2022 Query Performance Tuninghttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-8891-7_10

10. Index Behaviors

Grant Fritchey1  
Grafton, MA, USA

In the previous chapter, I introduced the core indexes within SQL Server, both rowstore and columnstore, clustered and nonclustered. This chapter takes that information and adds additional functionality to those indexes. I’ll also introduce some new indexes in this chapter. There are a number of index settings that affect their behavior which we’ll also discuss.

In this chapter, I’ll cover the following topics:
  • Covering indexes

  • Index intersection

  • Index joins

  • Filtered indexes

  • Indexed views

  • Index characteristics

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