How to get Oracle execution plans with Starts, E-Rows, A-Rows and A-Time columns
This can probably be found elsewhere as well, but here’s a short wrap-up how to get the most out of your execution plans, quickly
1. Be sure the actual rows and time statistics are collected.
You can do this with
-- login as user sys alter system set statistics_level = all;
2. Execute your bad SQL.
I can’t give you an example, because I don’t write bad SQL.
4. Find your sql_id with this statement
-- these are the most important columns select last_active_time, sql_id, child_number, sql_text from v$sql -- filter for your statement where upper(sql_fulltext) like '%[put some text from your SQL statement here]%' -- this orders by the most recent activity order by last_active_time desc;
5. Get the cursor and plan for that statement
select rownum, t.* from table(dbms_xplan.display_cursor( -- Put the previously retrieved sql_id here sql_id => '6dt9vvx9gmd1x', -- The cursor child number, in case there are -- several plans per cursor cursor_child_no => 0, -- Some formatting instructions to get Starts, -- E-Rows, A-Rows and A-Time FORMAT => 'ALLSTATS LAST')) t;
6. Purge the cursors, if needed:
select address || ',' || hash_value from v$sqlarea where sql_id = '6dt9vvx9gmd1x'; begin sys.dbms_shared_pool.purge( '00000000F3471988,2224337167','C',1); end;
7. Delete all execution plans
-- login as user sys alter system flush shared_pool;
8. Delete buffer cache (IO cache)
-- login as user sys alter system flush buffer_cache;