sp_helpindex [ @objname= ] 'name'
[ @objname = ] ' name '
Is the qualified or nonqualified name of a user-defined table or view. Quotation marks are required only if a qualified table or view name is specified. If a fully qualified name, including a database name, is provided, the database name must be the name of the current database.
name is , with no default. nvarchar(776)
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
Index description including the filegroup it is located on.
Table or view columns upon which the index is built.
A descending indexed column will be listed in the result set with a minus sign (-) following its name; an ascending indexed column, the default, will be listed by its name alone.
If indexes have been set by using the NORECOMPUTE option of UPDATE STATISTICS, that information is included in the
index_description column. sp_helpindex exposes only orderable index columns; therefore, it does not expose information about XML indexes or spatial indexes.
Requires membership in the
The following example reports on the types of indexes on the
EXEC sp_helpindex N'Sales.Customer';