Rebuild Index Task

The Rebuild Index task rebuilds indexes in SQL Server database tables and views. For more information about managing indexes, see Reorganizing and Rebuilding Indexes.

By using the Rebuild Index task, a package can rebuild indexes in a single database or multiple databases. If the task rebuilds only the indexes in a single database, you can choose the views and tables whose indexes the task rebuilds.

This task encapsulates an ALTER INDEX REBUILD statement with the following index rebuild options:

  • Specify a FILLFACTOR percentage or use the original FILLFACTOR amount.

  • Set PAD_INDEX = ON to allocate the free space specified by FILLFACTOR to the intermediate-level pages of the index.

  • Set SORT_IN_TEMPDB = ON to store the intermediate sort result used to rebuild the index in tempdb. When the intermediate sort result is set to OFF, the result is stored in the same database as the index.

  • Set IGNORE_DUP_KEY = ON to allow a multirow insert operation that includes records that violate unique constraints to insert the records that do not violate the unique constraints.

  • Set ONLINE = ON to not hold table locks so that queries or updates to the underlying table can proceed during re-indexing.


Online index operations are available only in SQL Server Developer, Evaluation, and Enterprise editions.

For more information about the ALTER INDEX statement and index rebuild options, see ALTER INDEX (Transact-SQL).


The time the task takes to create the Transact-SQL statement that the task runs is proportionate to the number of indexes the task rebuilds. If the task is configured to rebuild indexes in all the tables and views in a database with a large number of indexes, or to rebuild indexes in multiple databases, the task can take a considerable amount of time to generate the Transact-SQL statement.

Configuring the Rebuild Index Task

You can set properties through SSIS Designer. This task is in the Maintenance Plan Tasks section of the Toolbox in SSIS Designer.

For more information about the properties that you can set in SSIS Designer, click the following topic:

Rebuild Index Task (Maintenance Plan)

For more information about how to set these properties in SSIS Designer, click the following topic:

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