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Yes. You need the USE PLAN hint. In which you supply the XML from the first plan. SELECT * FROM T OPTION (USE PLAN N'<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?> ....') Whilst it doesn't guarantee that the plan will be exactly the same (e.g. compute scalar operators can move around for example) it will likely be pretty close.
type: index means it's an index scan. That is, it's scanning through an entire index of that table. An index scan often goes along with Using index because the latter indicates that the query is able to use the index to satisfy the query, without touching the rows of the table. Using index would be more clearly labeled Using only index. There are as many ...
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