We’re back at it again. We took a bit of time out of our busy schedule to put in a few enhancements into PasteThePlan.com. Here’s some of the highlights:
Updated to the latest version of HTML Query Plan.
In order to create a graphical query plan we use Justin Pealing’s awesome HTML Query Plan. Recently, Justin updated the project with some improvements. The biggest change was the support for StmtCond, StmtUseDb, StmtCursor, and CursorPlan operators. This means PasteThePlan will display plans with cursors. No more table flipping. The lines between the operators were also updated and now we have arrows showing the flow of the data.
New “Download” plan button
We’ve added a “Download” button so you can download the plan in as a .sqlplan file. When downloaded, the plan can be opened directly in SSMS or Plan Explorer.
SQL Server 2017 and 2016 SP1 query plan support
With the advent of SQL Server 2016 SP1 and SQL Server 2017, query plans were given some changes in the underlying XML. As a result, these plans were not validating correctly in PasteThePlan. The issue has been fixed and all plans now validate correctly.
There were a few plan operator icons that were not being displayed so we decided to fix that. Now KeyLookup, PopulateQuery, StmtCursor, FastForward, and SnapShot operators all have their corresponding icons.
Have a suggestion for a new feature or enhancement? Let us know down in the comments.