Sql-server – How to display the execution plan for a stored procedure

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I am able to view the Estimated Execution Plan (Management Studio 9.0) for a query without a problem but when it comes to stored procedures I do not see an easy way to do this without copying the code from the ALTER screen and pasting it into a query window, otherwise it will show the plan for the ALTER and not the procedure. Even after doing this, any inputs are missing and I would need to DECLARE them as such.

Is there an easier way to do this on stored procedures?

Edit:
I just thought of something that might work but I am not sure.

Could I do the estimated execution plan on

exec myStoredProc 234

Best Solution

SET SHOWPLAN_ALL ON
GO

-- FMTONLY will not exec stored proc
SET FMTONLY ON
GO

exec yourproc
GO

SET FMTONLY OFF
GO

SET SHOWPLAN_ALL OFF
GO