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From:Neil Tompkins Date:May 14 2008 11:27am
Subject:RE: Query execution time - MySQL
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Hi Craig,
Thanks for your detailed reply.  Basically what I'm trying to extract is the time taken
from when I execute the mysql query in my C++ Builder program until the time the query has
So my question is can I build in to my SQL query SELECT Name FROM Customers the time the
query actually took or do I need to do this outside of my query.

Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 07:21:04 -0400From: craig.huffstetler@stripped:
mysql@stripped: Re: Query execution time - MySQLCC:
neildtompkins@stripped Niel,Not much detail there (but I'll go off what you
provided...). Some people limit the actual MySQL system for times it TAKES MySQL to
execute queries. For THIS to be accomplished, MySQL has built-in functionality to measure
the time is takes queries to take place so it can ... limit them. So, in essence, I guess
we can extract that data and get it back to you for whatever usage statistic you are
looking to measure. ( See:
) or for usage in JDBC by calling the setQueryTimeout() function of a Statement
object...and so forth.HOWEVER - Just so you know, if you execute the query MANUALLY via
the command-line of MySQL it will tell you how long the query took. Just use normal SQL
syntax, execute the query on the table and VOILA! Your answer:mysql queryormysqlrun the
query (use the below quoted/threaded example as a starting place to write your own
query...?)Take a look at this thread (it basically explains the answer with a bit more
detail on what the output will
SELECT * FROM user_log; 15113 rows fetched in 5.3274s (0.1498s) SELECT
BENCHMARK(100000000, RAND()); 1 row fetched in 0.0505s (13.2676s) I believe the results
are the following: The first number is the time it took MySQL server to send the result
set to the client. The second number (in parens) is the time it took MySQL server to
execute the query itself.
TOTAL TIME will EQUAL A + B (for total time it took on your server/P.C. or wherever you
are running the query...). Many things come into factoring why it takes longer or shorter.
So this is why I asked if you are attempting to optimize or what not, but that is whole
new story. (( ----> What Operating System are you running? This would be helpful to
give you the step-by-step, so to speak. Or perhaps provide us with a bit more
information***Also, if you are looking to perhaps make it so queries take shorter times
(optimization effort) to execute a little bit more about your MySQL database setup and
machine(s) would be beneficial to us as well. ))Let me know if you have any
questions.Standing by and I hope this helped you.Sincerely,Craig Huffstetlerxq on FreeNode
#mysql | #apache
On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 6:13 AM, Neil Tompkins <neildtompkins@stripped> wrote:
Hi,When performing a SQL query like SELECT Name FROM Customers.  How do I obtain the time
in which the query took to execute like 1.5 seconds
etcThanks,Neil_________________________________________________________________All new
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Query execution time - MySQLNeil Tompkins14 May
  • Re: Query execution time - MySQLCraig Huffstetler14 May
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