Difference b/w Clustered & non-clustered index? Not the
bookish definition, but how they internally works in SQL Server?






Difference b/w Clustered & non-clustered index? Not the bookish definition, but how they intern..

Answer / anand vanam


•In clustered Index leaf node contains the actual data pages
where as in Non clustered index leaf node contains index
pages.

•You can have only one clustered index per table but you can
have 249 Non clustered indexes per table as per SQL 2005
(999 in SQL 2008)

•The row locator in clustered index is the Clustered Index
Key where as in Non clustered index row locator is a pointer
to the row.

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