I wanted an easier way to identify queries I’d already looked at so I could skip them. I’ve been entering comments for each query as I review it. These comments typically fall into three categories: a change I made, no easy fix available or something needs to be changed on the client.
TraceTune now highlights any statement with a comment in bold. If you hover over the statement you’ll see the most recent comment for that statement.
This gives me a quick way to see what’s new and identify those queries that still need work. This is especially helpful when I come back to a server after weeks or months away. These comments help jar my memory and remind me what I’ve worked on.
I made the font slightly smaller in some of the tables. It’s still readable but I’m able to get more of a SQL statement on the screen. I also got to re-experience the pain of Internet Explorer, Chrome and FireFox all displaying text (and pop-up text) slightly different.
Seeing the comments on a trace has been a big help to me. I often do a round of tuning and then don’t come back to a server until months later. Having the comments available helps me get back up to speed quickly.