Get the Execution Plan for an Oracle Query

Fetch a detailed view of the query execution process within Oracle.
This way, it won't be necessary to go back to your Oracle database manager to review its execution plan.

  • The macro - ‘Execution Plan’ is available under the ‘Performance’ section in the navigation bar, for Select, Insert, Delete and Update statements.

  • Get execution plan for Oracle PL/SQL query

  • You can also access this option from the ribbon menu in the ‘Performance’ Tab.

    get execution plan for Oracle PL/SQL query from performance tab

  • Visual Expert lists hierarchically the operations of the query along with the time taken by each of them in milliseconds.

Additional Note: ‘Predicate’ information can also be viewed by end-users just like the ‘Execution Plan’.

Examples of ‘Execution Plan’ results for Oracle queries below:

  1. Select statement

  2. execution plan result for select statement for oracle query

  3. Delete Statement

  4. execution plan result for delete statement for oracle query


  1. Your VE project should read database code via a database connection
    (as opposed to reading DB code from files),
  2. Activate VE performance monitoring,
  3. Wait for your database to execute SQL queries and log some execution statistics.


Visual Expert 2019, Oracle, Execution Plan