How to Create a Table with a Partitioned Clustered Columnstore Index

If you need to create a table and you want it to be partitioned right from the start, AND you want it to have a clustered columnstore index, here’s a creation T-SQL example:

CREATE TABLE dbo.MyTableName( Id int IDENTITY(1,1), SalesDate datetime NOT NULL, INDEX MyIndexName CLUSTERED COLUMNSTORE ) ON ps_MyPartitionFunction(SalesDate); GO

The partition scheme name goes on the outside of the parenthesis, the index name goes on the inside, and the order of the whole thing is a little counter-intuitive.

That’s it. That’s the entire post. I just had to do that this morning and had a tough time finding an