September 13, 2010

View Index MetaData – SQL Server




The sp_helpindex stored procedure gives useful information like name, description and key about the indexes on a table or view. However for retrieving detailed information, you should make use of the sys.indexes object catalog view.

Let us say you want to view the Index MetaData for the table Orders in the Northwind database. Here’s the query for it

SELECT name, type_desc, is_unique, allow_row_locks, allow_page_locks,
is_disabled, fill_factor
FROM sys.indexes
WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID('Orders')

OUTPUT
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