Indexes are essential for fast and efficient access to the data of the database. At regular intervals, check whether the indexes in the database system or SAP system are missing or bad. This is particularly important after major actions, such as an upgrade.
There are two possible types of inconsistency:
Indexes exist in the database, but are not defined in the ABAP Dictionary
Indexes are defined in the ABAP Dictionary, but are not included in the database, or are bad
You have the following options for the index analysis:
Database Alert Monitor or liveCache Alert Monitor: Bad Indexes
Database Alert Monitor: SAP Consistency
Always recreate a missing index immediately, since it is very important for database system functionality. Indexes are used for special table scans and are important for performance.
You can use the database utility to recreate missing indexes (defined in the ABAP Dictionary, missing in the database).