View SQL dependencies of a class

When you are working on a particular class, you can use this applet to figure out which SQL (and which tables) are used to implement the behavior of that class.

AppMap data files contain all the SQL queries that are performed by a program. These queries are stored in the sql_query field of relevant events. Because AppMap events include the caller/callee context, we can use an AppMap data file to find out which SQL queries a class “depends” on. When we say a class depends on a SQL query, we mean that the query is made by the class, or by some descendent function call of the class.

Start by selecting a scenario name from the dropdown list below. Next, choose a class name from among the classes which are used by the scenario. When you choose a class, you’ll see a list of all the SQL queries that class depends on. (The SQL dependencies of a class are all the SQL queries which occur as a child node of the class in the functional flow graph).

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Components used

This example uses the AppMap data format directly.


The AppMap events are parsed into a tree. Then the classes are detected, and a filter is applied which selects only those classes which have a sql_query child node.

Data sources

The user can select AppMap data from three different open source applications. Each of these applications is mapped and available in the App.Land sandbox:

If you view a Scenario in the App.Land sandbox, open the scenario filter dialog.

Activate scenario filters

Then, deselect the “stack depth” checkbox and leave the SQL filters enabled.

Remove stack depth filter

Now you will see only the code flows that lead to a SQL query. In this way, you can do a visual inspection of how the code and queries are related.

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