SQL Server 2012: A New More Flexible Create Index Dialog box

With every new version SQL Server is becoming morepower full yet more users friendly. Today, while creating index on SQL Server2012, I have found that Index Creation Dialog box is become more easy to use.
In prior versions, more irritating thing for me (atleast), was naming a non-clustered index. Now dialog box suggests you moremeaningful name. Secondly dialog box contains two tabs to add key columns andinclude columns.

In prior versions, a common error which I havealways faced is that key column can’t be listed as include column. 

Now in SQL Server 2012, Index Create Dialog box willautomatically disable check boxes for those columns which are already added askey columns. Similarly, if a column is already added as include column it willbecome disable on key column selection tab.

Remaining options are almost same to SQL Server R2, while COMPRESSION option is removed.

Posted on November 16, 2011, in Index, SQL Server 2012. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi, Your article are really awesome. Actually I was in search for some good articles on Index in SQl Server and finally i got one.The most important thing of this article is the simplicity which made it very helpful for the beginners. There are some other good articles too which explain very well on Index in SQl Server. Let's take look of those links….http://www.mindstick.com/Blog/198/Index%20in%20Sql%20Serverhttp://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188783.aspx

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