Find duplicate indexes in SSDT

Update new download location is…

Duplicate indexes, one of the most pointless things you can do to a table that just adds pure overhead. No one likes them so SQL Developers do your DBA's a favour and stop them from ever being deployed :)

This new tool for the SSDT Dev Pack adds a menu item (Tools–>SSDT Dev Pack –> Find Duplicate Indexes) what it does is scan all the projects in the solution (it doesn't follow “this database” references to examine them, maybe a future version) and then print to the output window a list of all the duplicate indexes based on the table, the columns and included columns - I don't check anything else so you might actually want a duplicate in some circumstances but these should be very few and far between.

If you double click on the index it will take you to the location in the code where it actually is so you can delete it :)

If you have no duplicate indexes then you should see “No Duplicate Indexes Found.". Check the output window if you can't see anything.

Anyway, grab the latest version from

Any problems please feel free to contact me and I will help.



December 10, 2015 - 13:59

I just want to report that

I just want to report that after clicking on Find Duplicate Indexes nothing is happening -no output is visible.

Ed Elliott

December 10, 2015 - 14:06



If you open the output pane, do you see anything there at the very least you should see “No Duplicate Indexes Found.” if you have no duplicates.



December 10, 2015 - 14:08

Sorry, everything is in the

Sorry, everything is in the Output window. It works great.

Ed Elliott

December 10, 2015 - 14:08

great :)

great :)