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SQL Server parse and compile time:
   CPU time = 0 ms, elapsed time = 21 ms.

What does the elapsed time mean?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 668 total points
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it means that the process took 21 milliseconds to complete, with 0 (rounded) ms where on CPU.
means that almost "all the time" the process had to wait for the CPU ...
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hi

this means the time it took sql server to Parse And Compile The query
before executing it.
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by:Mr_Shaw
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when the cpu = 0  deos it mean that the query was not recompiled.

If yes.... did it take 21ms to establish no recompile is needed?
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by:Aaron Shilo
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Mr Shaw

dont forget that a soft Parse does take time eaven if the query wasent recompiled.

and yes if cpu is 0 then the query was probably not recompiled, eaven thow it is possible that the value was lower and rounded down.
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thanks
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