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Query explain doesn't work on Oracle #227

shaib opened this Issue Oct 31, 2011 · 3 comments


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shaib commented Oct 31, 2011


I found this on version 0.8.3 (latest release, AFAIK).

Code in debug_toolbar/views.py, lines 81-87 (88-94 on master/trunk as I write this) executes an "explain" command with explain query plan %s for sqlite and explain %s for anything else.

For Oracle something a little more involved is required. First, the command syntax is explain plan for %s; second, the command does not in fact give the explanation as output but stores it in a table from which one needs to extract it. See http://www.orafaq.com/wiki/Explain_Plan



jezdez commented Mar 31, 2012

Feel free to provide a patch, I don't use Oracle dbs at all, but I'd love to help Oracle users using the SQL panel.


catalanojuan commented Apr 15, 2014

@jezdez I could provide a patch maybe but it seems we won't be able to test this on travis. Do you think that being a tool for django, and since django does supports oracle DBs, then DT should also support them even if the CI tool used doesn't? Of course this might sound better than it actually is in practice :/ What do you think?


jezdez commented Apr 15, 2014

Thanks for looking at this @catalanojuan! If we're aren't able to test this properly I don't feel comfortable supporting Oracle to be honest.

For history sake, if any Oracle using developer is willing to step up and help support and/or fix this, please feel free to open a new ticket.

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