You can set the STATISTICS TIME option for individual user sessions. In an SSMS query window, you type the following:


You can also set this option for the query session in SSMS by choosing the Options item in the Query menu. In the Query Options dialog, you click the Advanced item and check the SET STATISTICS TIME check box.

The STATISTICS TIME option displays the total CPU and elapsed time that it takes to actually execute a query. The STATISTICS TIME output for the query in Listing 36.3 returns the output shown in Listing 36.5. (Again, the data rows returned have been deleted to save space.)

Listing 36.5 An Example of STATISTICS TIME Output

Here, you can see that the total execution time, denoted by ...

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