Building Removing Comments
2 Comments We have this PasteThePlan where you can copy/paste the contents of execution plans, and then share the links around the web. You’ve pasted 16,621 plans so far, and I’m always amused to see them continuing to trickle in every day without us actively promoting that tool. It just works, doing its thing quietly. Back…
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Updating Paste The Plan to use the Serverless Framework

I just updated PasteThePlan, and the change you’ll notice first is that we’re using the latest version of Justin Pealing’s html-query-plan. It adds missing index hints, yellow bangs for warnings like implicit conversions and no join predicate, and more. Check out this example plan: PasteThePlan, June 2018 Edition Plus variable line widths for different amounts…
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Paste The Plan…Now With Comments
8 Comments You didn’t ask but we listened: we have added comments to Paste The Plan. We’re always looking for way we can improve the tools that we provide to the community. One of the things we always thought that would be nifty was to add comments to the plans. So while we were finishing up…
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PasteThePlan October 2017 Update
We’re back at it again. We took a bit of time out of our busy schedule to put in a few enhancements into 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,…
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The Open Source Tools of Paste The Plan
If you couldn’t tell, we’re big fans of open source software. We like it so much that we recently released our First Responder Kit, including sp_Blitz, under the MIT license. So when we were building Paste The Plan, our free tool to share SQL Server execution plans, there was no question that we were going to use…
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Announcing An Easier Way to Share Execution Plans

Since the dawn of man, people have struggled with sharing execution plans with each other for performance tuning. Now, it’s easy. First, get yourself a plan: Get the estimated execution plan by hitting control-L or clicking Query, Display Estimated Plan. Right-click on the graphical plan, and click View XML. Copy all of that. Or even…
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