SQL: How to Create an Explain Plan

Hello:

How do you create an explain plan (.sqlplan file) for a T-SQL query?

TBSupport
LVL 1
TBSupportAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Query | Include Execution Plan menu
Query | Execute menu
Click on Execution plan tab
File | Save Execution Plan As ... menu.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
TBSupportAuthor Commented:
Is there a way to do this, without having to run the SQL query?  The query has been running for four hours, now.

TBSupport
0
TBSupportAuthor Commented:
Disregard....I figured it out.  Thanks, for your help!

TBSupport
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft SQL Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.