Use the Compare window to view the SQL text, execution plan, and execution statistics for your original SQL statement and all alternatives SQL Optimizer generated. The Compare window consists of the Alternatives window and the Comparison window. The Alternatives window displays execution statistics and the Comparison window displays SQL statements and execution plans. You can compare your original SQL statement with an alternative SQL Optimizer generated or compare two different alternatives.
Note: This topic focuses on information that may be unfamiliar to you. It does not include all step and field descriptions.
To compare SQL statements
Select an alternative in the Alternatives window to compare the statement with your original SQL statement.
Note: The Comparison window displays the SQL text and execution plan for the original SQL statement in both panes by default.
Tip: The alternative you selected is shown under your original SQL statement in the Alternatives window by default. To unfreeze the alternative selected, right-click the alternative and select Unfreeze Comparing Rows.
Click to switch the location of the original SQL statement and selected alternative in the Comparison window.
Note: Change the location of the original SQL statement to compare two alternative statements. Once you select the first alternative, click and select the second alternative.
Click the current layout option in the Comparison Window to change the layout for the statements you are comparing. Review the following for additional information:
|SQL and Plan (Left-Right)||Displays the SQL text and execution plan for the statements you are comparing side by side.|
|Plan Only (Left-Right)||Displays the execution plan for the statements you are comparing side by side.|
|SQL and Plan (Top-Bottom)||Displays the SQL text and execution plan for the statements you are comparing beneath each other.|
|Plan Only (Top-Bottom)||Displays the execution plan for the statements you are comparing beneath each other.|