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SQL Server FAQ - SP_HELP - Viewing Existing Indexes on an Given Table
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How To View Existing Indexes on an Given Table using SP_HELP?
If you want to know how many indexes have been defined for a given table,
you can use the SP_HELP built-in stored procedure in the following syntax:
EXEC SP_HELP table_name
-- Returns all database objects related the given table
The tutorial exercise shows you how many indexes were defined from the
previous tutorial on table "fyi_links":
EXEC SP_HELP fyi_links;
index_name index_description index_keys
------------ ------------------------------- ----------
fyi_links_id nonclustered located on PRIMARY id
fyi_links_url nonclustered located on PRIMARY url
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- What Are Indexes?
- How To Create an Index on an Existing Table?
- How To View Existing Indexes on an Given Table using SP_HELP?
- How To View Existing Indexes on an Given Table using sys.indexes?
- How To Drop Existing Indexes?
- Is the PRIMARY KEY Column of a Table an Index?
- Does the UNIQUE Constraint Create an Index?
- What Is the Difference Between Clustered and Non-Clustered Indexes?
- How To Create a Clustered Index?
- How To Create an Index for Multiple Columns?
- How To Create a Large Table with Random Data for Index Testing?
- How To Measure Performance of INSERT Statements?
- Does Index Slows Down INSERT Statements?
- Does Index Speed Up SELECT Statements?
- What Happens If You Add a New Index to Large Table?
- What Is the Impact on Other User Sessions When Creating Indexes?
- What Is Index Fragmentation?
- What Causes Index Fragmentation?
- How To Defragment Table Indexes?
- How To Defragment Indexes with ALTER INDEX ... REORGANIZE?
- How To Rebuild Indexes with ALTER INDEX ... REBUILD?
- How To Rebuild All Indexes on a Single Table?
- How To Recreate an Existing Index?