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Status Submitted
Workspace Informix
Components Informix Server
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 2, 2023

SQL Trace filtering

SQLTrace enable the DBA to get the query plan of all the queries executed by a user (when mode=user) or by all users (when mode=global). Given that nowadays web applications and/or APIs use connection pooling, they submit a large number of queries in a short time. Most of these queries return immediately, however the one slow query is hidden amongst them. I had cases whereby 15k queries were executed in approximately 35 seconds. This makes identification of problematic queries (which is the main scope of SQLTRACE) cumbersome to use.

This RFE is about enhancing SQL Trace to make it more lightweight by tracing only queries whose running exceeds a pre-define parameter of SQLTRACE, for example mintime. This parameter defaults to 0, to keeping the existing behaviour consistent.

The side effects of this enhancement:

1. Improve resource usage as:

a) it will not generate the query plan, and insert the information of the query in the SQLTRACE buffer for all queries, just the once that match the criteria

b) reduce the bandwidth and housekeeping of the SQLTRACE buffer

2. The SQLTRACE buffer will contain of interest of the DBA, and reduce the chance of being overwritten by lots irrelevant queries

Needed By Month