Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Clustered and non-clustered indexes again

What's the difference between clustered and non-clustered indexes? When do you use them for assigning UNIQUE constraints? The answer posted in Difference between clustered and non-clustered indexes (16 May 2001) did not explain about non-clustered indexes. More explanation with a simple example is requested.

This question is really beyond the scope of standard SQL. Whether clustered indexes are even possible depends on which database system you are using. My background is in SQL and database design, not database administration, which is the skill set that includes database performance, tuning, and issues such as clustered and non-clustered indexes.

However, I did want to post a response anyway, simply to encourage you to keep asking the question

In addition, you can also try searching. If you search for "clustered and non-clustered indexes" at SearchOracle.com, you will find a number of tips and articles (including the one by me mentioned above), as well as articles at other sites, such as

Good luck!

Dig Deeper on Oracle DBA jobs, training and certification

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.