Ecto MySQL Extras

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This library provides performance insight information on MySQL (and MariaDB) databases. It's heavily based upon Ecto PSQL Extras, it reuses most of the design.

At this moment it doesn't work with the Ecto Stats page from Phoenix Live Dashboard. But since the design should be more or less the same it should work with some small changes, at this moment a fork of Live Dashboard can be used.

Currently only InnoDB is supported, other engines may work but not all queries will return all or correct data.


The package can be installed by adding ecto_mysql_extras to your list of dependencies in mix.exs:

def deps do
    {:ecto_mysql_extras, "~> 0.3.0"}

MySQL/MariaDB configuration

The configured user should have read (SELECT) access on the mysql, information_schema and performance_schema database. Specifaccly for the following schemas:

  • mysql.innodb_index_stats
  • performance_schema.table_io_waits_summary_by_index_usage

An example on how to achieve this can be found in docker/init/init.sql.

Performance schema

The performance schema is enabled by default for MySQL databases but not for MariaDB. To enable this add performance_schema=ON to my.cnf.

More information:


To run a query:


This will return a %MyXQL.Result{} struct. If you want to display it in a more human readable (ASCII) way:

EctoMySQLExtras.plugins(MyApp.Repo, format: :ascii)

To view all available queries:


Ecto MySQL Extras differences

Except for the "obvious" difference that Ecto MySQL Extras provides information on MySQL (MariaDB) databases and Ecto PSQL Extras on PostgreSQL databases, there are some small differences. Below is a list which could be usefull if you're already using Ecto PSQL Extras and want to try Ecto MySQL Extras.

  • :table_rex is an optional dependency.
  • The default format is :raw instead of :ascii.