pln file

Posted on 2011-10-07
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
how do you use the PLN extension in sql serer?
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ID: 36933246
it was sent as SQL server plan files.. but our management studio is not able to open it..
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Kevin Cross earned 2000 total points
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Just to make sure we are on the same page, you are talking about the SQL Graphical Execution Plan, correct? You can open .sqlplan files using SQL Management Studio and view the execution plan details/visualization to determine how SQL will most likely perform the actual execution of a given query.
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by:Kevin Cross
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Okay, I just saw your follow-up post. It sounds like it was just named the wrong extension. Change to .xml or .sqlplan and open again in SSMS and see what happens.

If you open the file using Notepad, you should see something similar to:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<ShowPlanXML ...>

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If you do not, then they may have sent you the wrong file or it is not meant to be execution plan.


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renaming the extention helped

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