How does FMTONLY render so quickly....

How does FMTONLY render so quickly....

Does it run the query and then instantly kill the spid?
Mr_ShawAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Connect With a Mentor Billing EngineerCommented:
as by the specs:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms173839.aspx

only the metadata is send back to the client ... which means that the query itself is not run, only parsed to return the metadata.
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Mr_ShawAuthor Commented:
How does it compile to metadata?
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LowfatspreadConnect With a Mentor Commented:
thats not specified , in general it probably parses the statements to produce the list of column names
to be returned,,,
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Mr_ShawAuthor Commented:
thanks
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