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SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Database administration » SQL Anywhere graphical administration tools » Interactive SQL


Creating a graphical plan with detailed and node statistics

The Plan Viewer is a graphical tool for viewing graphical plans for SQL Anywhere databases and text plans for UltraLite databases.


There are no prerequisites for this task.

  1. Open Interactive SQL and connect to the database.

  2. Click Tools » Plan Viewer or press Shift+F5.

    The Plan Viewer appears in a separate window. The Plan Viewer window is divided into the following panes:

    • SQL pane   This pane provides a place for you to type SQL statements that you want to generate plans for.

    • Results pane   This pane shows the graphical plan, and is only for SQL Anywhere databases.

    • Details pane   This pane provides text details about the plan for SQL Anywhere databases. For UltraLite databases, this pane shows the text plan.

  3. Type a statement in the SQL pane.

  4. In the Statistics level list, click Detailed and node statistics.

  5. Click Get Plan to generate a plan for the specified query.

  6. Click Save As.

  7. Specify where you want to save the plan and type a file name. Click Save.


A graphical plan with Detailed and node statistics is created.


Open the graphical plan by clicking Tools » Plan Viewer. Click Open. Select a plan file (.saplan), and then click Open.

 See also

Customizing a graphical plan