ApexSQL Plan 2018 R6 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Plan 2018 R6 has been released

About ApexSQL Plan: ApexSQL Plan is a SQL query analysis and optimization tool. It identifies performance issues and deadlocks, analyzes stored procedures, SQL Server query issues and query execution plans, and helps you understand query performance characteristics.

For more information, visit the ApexSQL Plan product page

About this release:


  • Undo action is added in the context menu when remove row action is performed in the tabs containing rows with analytical data
  • Lazy profile data can now be exported to HTML
  • A control button for minimizing and restoring the main ribbon menu is added
  • History tab item can now be removed by using the Delete key
  • Smoother timeline control slider in the Live query execution view

Improved quality:

  • 16 bugs and known issues fixed


  • The application now requires Microsoft .NET framework 4.7.2
  • System procedures syntax color in the query editor for dark theme
  • Actual and Estimate data in execution plan node in Properties and Operations tree tabs are now grouped in separate expandable nodes
  • Inactive Query text tab button in management tab of the main ribbon menu is removed when plan comparison and query parameters views are shown
  • Expand/Collapse commands are removed from execution plan diagram context menu when not available
  • Export diagram option form the Dashboard context menu is renamed to Save diagram
  • Scrollbars in execution plan Customization and Properties panes are removed
  • Visible grey background when generating an execution plan is now removed
  • Syntax color in XML view tab is changed
  • Color of the tab outlines is changed for the dark theme
  • Removed “Exploring Low Priority Lock Wait Options” link used in Additional research section for LCK_M_SCH_S_ABORT_BLOCKERS Wait type
  • Warning type message is replaced with an information type message when starting the Query store on SQL Server

See also:
Release notes


December 18, 2018