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Posted Monday, June 2, 2008 5:01 AM
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How to Display Query Execution Plan (SQL Server 2005) in PDF Format or some other format??? What are the Tools available?

Please let me know, if any body knows...!!!

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Posted Monday, June 2, 2008 5:16 AM



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In 2005 you can save the exec plans in xml formal (.sqlplan). you can open a sqlplan file in management studio to see the whole graphical plan.

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Posted Monday, June 2, 2008 11:09 AM



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AFAIK, only Management Studio can view query plans. As Gail mentioned, they can be saved, but the data is only in the XML file (sqlplan) or shown in SSMS.

You can always capture a screen shot if you need basic stuff.

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