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About Indexes Manager

Use the Indexes Manager dialog box to create, edit, or delete indexes in the table. You can use an index to gain fast access to specific information in a database table. You should create an index on a table only if the data in the indexed columns will be queried frequently. Indexes take up disk space and slow the adding, deleting, and updating of rows. If your application updates data very frequently or if you have disk space constraints, you might want to limit the number of indexes.

You can easily move from Indexes to Relationships dialog box and vice versa by choosing the appropriate option from  the drop-down menu in the toolbar:


Save changes

Save all changes to the table. If you do not press this button, the program will not change the structure of the table.

New index

Open the Create New Index dialog box to define a new index on the selected database and table.

Index properties

Edit the selected index in the Edit Existing Index dialog box.

Delete index

Drop the selected index on the selected database and table.

Index name

Sets the name of the index.


Specify or change the sort order for the column. The default order is ascending.


Indicates the columns on which the index is based.

Index nulls

Sets whether the selected column is nullable.


Specify to index the columns by unique values.

Primary key

Indicates whether the selected column is used as a primary key.


Indicates whether the existing index is clustered.

Related Topics:

How to create an index

About indexes

About primary keys

Set or change the primary key

Create and change indexes


About tables


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