In SQL Server 2005, you also have the ability to add columns to your indexes to have indexes on columns that were traditionally not indexable, such as columns with the text data type. In addition, at some point adding too many indexes into a database with a large number of insert, update or delete transactions will degrade your performance, so choose wisely.
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