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How to find SQL Filtered Indexes

06 April,2023 by Tom Collins

Question: How can I find SQL Server Filtered Indexes  ?    We are woking on some migrations  from SQL Server to other engine platform and part of the process includes locating a range of database objects . The identified objects will be recoded into the target engine plaform 

Answer: This script returns a list of Indexes using the filtered index element.

SELECT sch.[Name] as SchemaName
,tbl.[Name] as TableName
,idx.[Name] as IndexName
,idx.[type_desc] as IndexType
,idx.filter_definition as IndexFilterDefinition
FROM sys.indexes idx 
INNER JOIN sys.tables tbl ON tbl.object_id = idx.object_id 
INNER JOIN sys.schemas sch ON sch.schema_id = tbl.schema_id 
WHERE tbl.type_desc = N'USER_TABLE' 
AND idx.has_filter = 1 

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