Finding Indexes

Kendra Little talks about index discovery:

Whenever you set up a script to create or drop an index, you want a safety check in there. Drop the index if it exists. Create the index if it doesn’t.

Or do something else programmatically. Checking if an index exists is a pretty frequent task. But there’s no simple function to test if an index exists in SQL Server.

Good article, and in the comments, Kendra talks about the next logical step:  consolidating indexes.

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