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When I run a query in SQL I can press a button see the execution plan.  How can I run an SQL query from a GUI and see the execution plan?

My problem is that the SQL query runs fine from management studio, but not when run from the GUI.  It could be a case of parameter sniffing as per these links, but I thought the execution plan could confirm this.

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/9fd72536-f714-422a-b4c9-078e2ef365da/stored-procedure-called-from-the-application-is-slow-java?forum=transactsql

http://pratchev.blogspot.co.uk/2007/08/parameter-sniffing.html

My GUI is a vb windows form GUI and links to a SQL 2005 database.  I'd like to be able to do this with a web based GUI too.
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by:Marten Rune
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Use the Profiler, with this you can choose to save the executionplan in the trace. Filter on your application if its a Heavy used server.

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How do I do this in vb 2008?
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You don't
you start profiler (hook up against the SQL Server your GUI is targeting), use the normal template (Standard), modify under:
Events Selection, check Show all events
  Navigate to Performance
    Check Showplan XML
Run the trace

Now run your GUI thing
Check the trace
After analyzing the queryplan, Fix/index/query/Stored Proc/statistics or just some error

Repeat by restarting the trace, run query in GUI again until problem is fixed.
Done!

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to start the profiler, start SSMS, use:
  Tools/SQL Server Profiler

And off you go

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Thanks.
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