Index Scan

Optimizing SQL Database Performance

Optimizing Database Performance

Index Scan

The Index Scan logical and physical operator retrieves all rows from the nonclustered index specified in the Argument column. If an optional WHERE:() predicate appears in the Argument column, only those rows that satisfy the predicate are returned.

If the Argument column must contain the ORDERED clause, the query processor has determined that the rows be returned in the order in which the nonclustered index has sorted them. If the ORDERED clause is not present, the storage engine will search the index in the optimal way (which does not guarantee that the output will be sorted).

See Also


Using Nonclustered Indexes