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Hi,

I would like to add a unique index that consists of two fields in a
table.
e.g. tbl_A (field1,field2) -- field1 & field2 Indexed and combination
must be Unique.
Can anyone tell me the actual sql syntax to create this index?

Thanks,
June.
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Depending on whether you want a clustered or non-clustered index:

CREATE UNIQUE CLUSTERED INDEX index_name ON tbl_A (col1,col2)

or

CREATE UNIQUE NONCLUSTERED INDEX index_name ON tbl_A (col1,col2)
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David Portas
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Jul 20 '05 #2
You might consider specifying a unique constraint instead of a unique
index since uniqueness is a characteristic of you data. SQL Server will
create a unique index to support a unique constraint so these are
functionally identical in terms of performance.

Unique constraint syntax:

ALTER TABLE tbl_A
ADD CONSTRAINT UN_tbl_A_1
UNIQUE (field1,field2)

Unique index syntax:

CREATE UNIQUE INDEX Index_tbl_A_1
ON tbl_A (field1,field2)

Also, either of the above indexes can be created as clustered or
non-clustered. See the Books Online for details.

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Hope this helps.

Dan Guzman
SQL Server MVP

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Hi,

I would like to add a unique index that consists of two fields in a
table.
e.g. tbl_A (field1,field2) -- field1 & field2 Indexed and combination
must be Unique.
Can anyone tell me the actual sql syntax to create this index?

Thanks,
June.

Jul 20 '05 #3
oj
create unique index _ix on tb_name(col1,co l2)
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"June Moore" <ju******@yahoo .com.au> wrote in message
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Hi,

I would like to add a unique index that consists of two fields in a
table.
e.g. tbl_A (field1,field2) -- field1 & field2 Indexed and combination
must be Unique.
Can anyone tell me the actual sql syntax to create this index?

Thanks,
June.

Jul 20 '05 #4

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