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SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » Monitoring and Improving Performance » Performance improvement tips

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Monitor query performance

SQL Anywhere includes a number of tools for testing the performance of queries. These tools are stored in subdirectories under samples-dir\SQLAnywhere, as noted below. Complete documentation about each tool can be found in a readme.txt file that is located in the same folder as the tool. For more information on the location of samples-dir, see Samples directory.

For information about system procedures that measure query execution times, see sa_get_request_profile system procedure and sa_get_request_times system procedure.


Function    Determines the time required for a result set to be retrieved.

Location    samples-dir\SQLAnywhere\PerformanceFetch


Function    Determines the time required for a result set to be retrieved. This tool is similar to fetchtst, but with less functionality.

Location    samples-dir\SQLAnywhere\PerformanceFetch


Function    Determines the time required for rows to be inserted into a table.

Location    samples-dir\SQLAnywhere\PerformanceInsert


Function    Measures the load that can be handled by a given database server configuration given a database design and a set of transactions.

Location    samples-dir\SQLAnywhere\PerformanceTransaction