What is PAD_INDEX?

 Posted by Niladri.Biswas on 4/26/2013 | Category: Sql Server Interview questions | Views: 2461 | Points: 40

It specifies whether the FILLFACTOR for the index should be applied to the nonleaf
data pages for the index. The PAD_INDEX option is used when data manipulation
language operations that lead to excessive nonleaf level page splitting need
to be mitigated.

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