I'm trying to get query execution time, but I also want to hide the query output. I just want the elapsed time - no output.
DECLARE @Start datetime
DECLARE @End datetime
SELECT DATEDIFF(MS,@Start,@End) AS [Duration]
At the moment, I get query output and at the bottom my duration, which is the only thing I want as far as the output goes. I haven't been able to do this and wondering whether anyone else has come across similar problems? This is something I want to do in T-SQL not Management Studio or anything like that.
I'm trying to monitor the time it takes to run the select statement and report back to a server. I have an external monitor server which will run that every minute and get the time back (duration it took) which I will use over time to trend / baseline. As the current query spits out the select results and my duration it skews it, and my monitor server gets confused. I just wanted the duration column. I will also be doing this for inserts, which will be straightforward as it won't need to perform a select.
I'm trying to do this purely in T-SQL. I don't want to use DMVs as I want to get the time it takes (snapshot) when I run a query and check whether this changes over time when the server goes through the various levels of load as this will give me a good idea as to whether query execution time changes.