SQL Query Plan Tool
This page gives additional information about SQL query profiling tool provided by
dbForge Studio for SQL Server.
SQL query profiler provides the following query optimization means:
- Visual diagram of query execution plan with costly nodes highlighted
- Plan tree showing its structure and basic cost parameters of
- Most expensive operations list that can be sorted by various
- Full history of profiling session that can be saved to a file
- Profiling results comparison
dbForge Studio for SQL Server delivers query profiler — a visual
tool that includes the MS SSMS counterpart's functionality and offers additional
features to make developers and DBA's work easier and more efficient.
Execution plan diagram
This feature helps to visualize the query execution plan and pinpoint
the slow-executing nodes.
Each query in the batch that is analyzed is displayed with the cost of each query
as a percentage of the total batch cost. Hover the mouse over a node to see its
Displays EXPLAIN results returned by the executed query.
Use the Estimated/Actual Plan tab to get information on how SQL Server executes
a SELECT statement. It indicates positions where adding an index to a table, optimizing
tables joining, etc., could increase SELECT performance.
Top operations list
Allows you to quickly view the most expensive operations and optimize
SQL code accordingly.
Sort the list by CPU, I/O and other costs to get a demonstrable picture for your
convenience. By default, sorted by the highest estimated cost.
Profiling results history and comparison
The key point in SQL queries optimization is seeing the differences
in profiling results after you change your query.
Select profiling results for multiple query executions and get the differences highlighted
in the grid. Compare general results of query execution as well as session statistics
for each query execution.
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