Category: Cached Plan Analysis

How to identify Missing Index from Cached Plan in SQL Server

Here, we are going to find a simple and very efficient way to identify missing indexes in SQL Server. The method is used to query cached plan in SQL Server and identify the missing index information from the Cached plan.

Please have a look and share your thoughts on the same.

Script


;WITH XMLNAMESPACES
   (DEFAULT 'http://schemas.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2004/07/showplan')
SELECT 
	query_plan, n.value('(@StatementText)[1]', 'VARCHAR(4000)') AS sql_text,
	n.value('(//MissingIndexGroup/@Impact)[1]', 'FLOAT') AS impact,
	DB_ID(REPLACE(REPLACE(n.value('(//MissingIndex/@Database)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)'),'[',''),']','')) AS database_id,
	OBJECT_ID(n.value('(//MissingIndex/@Database)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)') + '.' +
    n.value('(//MissingIndex/@Schema)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)') + '.' +
    n.value('(//MissingIndex/@Table)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)')) AS OBJECT_ID,
	n.value('(//MissingIndex/@Database)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)') + '.' +
    n.value('(//MissingIndex/@Schema)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)') + '.' +
    n.value('(//MissingIndex/@Table)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)') AS statement,
	(   SELECT DISTINCT c.value('(@Name)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)') + ', '
		FROM n.nodes('//ColumnGroup') AS t(cg)
		CROSS APPLY cg.nodes('Column') AS r(c)
		WHERE cg.value('(@Usage)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)') = 'EQUALITY' FOR  XML PATH('')) AS equality_columns,
	(  SELECT DISTINCT c.value('(@Name)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)') + ', '
		FROM n.nodes('//ColumnGroup') AS t(cg)
		CROSS APPLY cg.nodes('Column') AS r(c)
		WHERE cg.value('(@Usage)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)') = 'INEQUALITY' FOR  XML PATH('')) AS inequality_columns,
	(  SELECT DISTINCT c.value('(@Name)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)') + ', '
		FROM n.nodes('//ColumnGroup') AS t(cg)
		CROSS APPLY cg.nodes('Column') AS r(c)
		WHERE cg.value('(@Usage)[1]', 'VARCHAR(128)') = 'INCLUDE' FOR  XML PATH('')) AS include_columns,
		tab.text,ObjectName
FROM
(
   SELECT query_plan,text,ObjectName   FROM (
			SELECT usecounts,cacheobjtype,objtype,query.text,object_name(query.objectid) ObjectName ,executionplan.query_plan
			FROM sys.dm_exec_cached_plans
			OUTER APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(plan_handle) as query
			OUTER APPLY sys.dm_exec_query_plan(plan_handle) as executionplan
			WHERE [text] NOT LIKE '%sys%'  AND cacheobjtype ='compiled plan' ) qs
   WHERE qs.query_plan.exist('//MissingIndex')=1
) AS tab (query_plan,text,ObjectName)

CROSS APPLY query_plan.nodes('//StmtSimple') AS q(n)
WHERE n.exist('QueryPlan/MissingIndexes') = 1

How do you find cached plan for a procedure in SQL Server

Everyone,

Today, I would like to share a T-SQL script to identify the cached plan for a procedure in SQL Server. This script would become very handy to gather the cached plan, especially, when you work to troubleshoot any performance issue related to the procedure.

In most cases, we would not be allowed to run the procedure in the production server and gather the actual execution plan. This script would really help for such scenario to collect the cached plan and further analyse the plan.

SELECT TOP 500 DB_NAME(B.dbid),B.objectid,OBJECT_NAME(B.objectid,B.dbid) ObjectName,usecounts,size_in_bytes,
cacheobjtype,objtype,plan_handle,C.encrypted,query_plan, TEXT
FROM sys.dm_exec_cached_plans A
cross apply sys.dm_exec_query_plan(plan_handle) B
CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(plan_handle) C
WHERE cacheobjtype ='Compiled Plan' and objtype in ('proc') 
/*
*********************************************************
SEARCH SCENARIOS
****************
/* if you need to search that contains the proc name*/
and text like '%proc_name%'
/* if you need to search for exact object as below*/
and OBJECT_NAME(B.objectid,B.dbid)='proc_name'
*********************************************************
*/
ORDER BY SIZE_IN_BYTES DESC , Usecounts asc

Hope you will see the script useful, please share your thoughts on the same.