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From "C.S. Nirmal J. Fernando (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-4587) Add tools for improved analysis and understanding of query plans and execution statistics
Date Thu, 12 Aug 2010 10:29:16 GMT

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C.S. Nirmal J. Fernando commented on DERBY-4587:
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Hi Rick,

This is for your comment on 11th at 2.15pm. 

I can add all the information in XPLAIN tables into the XML, but since it will involve lot
of database queries including JOINS, I am not sure will it affect the performance of the tool.


No I haven't developed any style-sheet for non-html output.

>Are the plus signs produced by the advanced style sheet supposed to allow you to expand
and collapse elements? They don't work that way for me in Firefox, Chrome, or >Safari.

Yeah, those + signs intended to allow collapsing and expanding behavior, but you have to use
advance option (-adv) of the tool, if you want to use that style sheet (i.e. advancedViewXSL.xsl
or advancedViewXSL2.xsl) and in this case you will not get a html output instead you can only
get the XML output. Opening that XML in your browser will provide you the JS features (i.e.
browser will do all the transformation). We had to do like this when we're using JS in our
style sheet, since Xalan is not supporting transformation of style sheets with JS to HTML.

Thanks.


> Add tools for improved analysis and understanding of query plans and execution statistics
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-4587
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-4587
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: SQL, Tools
>            Reporter: Bryan Pendleton
>            Assignee: C.S. Nirmal J. Fernando
>         Attachments: AdavancedXSL-mouseover.jpg, advancedViewXSL.xsl, advancedViewXSL.xsl,
advancedViewXSL2.xsl, advancedXSL-1.jpg, advancedXSL-2.jpg, advancedXSL-3.jpg, basic_html-2.2.jpg,
basic_html-2.3.jpg, basic_html-2.jpg, basic_html-3.jpg, basic_html-4.1.jpg, basic_html-4.2.jpg,
Derby Query Plan Screen Shot 2.jpg, DERBY-4587-javadoc_fix.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-2.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-3.diff,
DERBY-4587-tool-4.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-5.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-6.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-7-b.diff,
DERBY-4587-tool-7.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-8.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-9.1.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-9.2.diff,
DERBY-4587-tool-9.3.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-9.4.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-9.5.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-9.6.diff,
DERBY-4587-tool-9.7.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-9.7.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-9.diff, DERBY-4587-tool-test1.diff,
DERBY-4587-tool-test2.diff, DERBY-4587-tool.diff, derby-logo.png, Derby_Query_Plan_Screen_Shot.jpg,
PostgreSQL license.jpg, Read_Me.txt, screenshot-1.jpg, screenshot-2.jpg, screenshot-3.jpg,
Simple HTML View (Pure XSL).jpg, Source.rar, test.xml, test4.xsl, vanilla_html.xsl, vanilla_html.xsl,
vanilla_html.xsl, vanilla_html.xsl, vanilla_html.xsl, xml_doc_screenshot.jpg, xml_doc_screenshot.jpg
>
>
> I think it would be great to see some work in the area of tools for helping
> with the analysis of complex query execution. Quite frequently, users of
> Derby have trouble comprehending (a) how their query is being translated
> into a query plan by the optimizer, and (b) what the execution-time resource
> usage of the various parts of the query is.
> There are low-level features in Derby which capture this information and
> record it, such as logQueryPlan, and the XPLAIN tables, but there is a lot
> of opportunity for designing higher-level tools which can process the query
> plan and execution statistics information and present it in a more
> comprehensible fashion. 

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