Most development environments (IDEs) can very easily show an execution plan but use very different ways to format them on the screen. The method described in this section delivers the execution plan as shown throughout the book and only requires the Oracle database in release 9iR2 or newer.

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Markus Winand tunes developers for high SQL performance. He also published the book SQL Performance Explained and offers in-house training as well as remote coaching at