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Chapter 11. Customizing Your Tables > Working with Indexes

Working with Indexes

There’s one important property we skipped over in the chapter so far: the Indexed property. That’s because we wanted to discuss indexes as a separate subject. Deciding which fields to index in a table is an important part of designing a database.

An index in a database works much the same way as an index in a book. Suppose you want to find a particular topic in a book. You can leaf through every page in the book, looking for mentions of that particular topic. Or, more sensibly, you can turn to the index and use it to find the exact page where the topic is covered.


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