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Indexes (Level 2)

Indexes (Level 2)
SQL Server 6.x SQL Server 2000
The DROP INDEX statement dropped the pages holding the clustered index B-tree when used on a clustered index. On a clustered index, the DROP INDEX statement must rebuild all nonclustered indexes. SQL Server must also replace the clustered index keys in the nonclustered leaf rows with row pointers.

Expect different results as compared to earlier versions of SQL Server. Use the DROP_EXISTING clause of the CREATE INDEX statement if, for example, dropping or re-creating clustered indexes to set a new fill factor value.

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