SHOW META syntax

SHOW META [ LIKE pattern ]

SHOW META shows additional meta-information about the latest query such as query time and keyword statistics. IO and CPU counters will only be available if searchd was started with –iostats and –cpustats switches respectively. Additional predicted_time, dist_predicted_time, [{local|dist}]*fetched*[{docs|hits|skips}] counters will only be available if searchd was configured with predicted time costs and query had predicted_time in OPTION clause.

mysql> SELECT * FROM test1 WHERE MATCH('test|one|two');
+------+--------+----------+------------+
| id   | weight | group_id | date_added |
+------+--------+----------+------------+
|    1 |   3563 |      456 | 1231721236 |
|    2 |   2563 |      123 | 1231721236 |
|    4 |   1480 |        2 | 1231721236 |
+------+--------+----------+------------+
3 rows in set (0.01 sec)

mysql> SHOW META;
+-----------------------+-------+
| Variable_name         | Value |
+-----------------------+-------+
| total                 | 3     |
| total_found           | 3     |
| time                  | 0.005 |
| keyword[0]            | test  |
| docs[0]               | 3     |
| hits[0]               | 5     |
| keyword[1]            | one   |
| docs[1]               | 1     |
| hits[1]               | 2     |
| keyword[2]            | two   |
| docs[2]               | 1     |
| hits[2]               | 2     |
| cpu_time              | 0.350 |
| io_read_time          | 0.004 |
| io_read_ops           | 2     |
| io_read_kbytes        | 0.4   |
| io_write_time         | 0.000 |
| io_write_ops          | 0     |
| io_write_kbytes       | 0.0   |
| agents_cpu_time       | 0.000 |
| agent_io_read_time    | 0.000 |
| agent_io_read_ops     | 0     |
| agent_io_read_kbytes  | 0.0   |
| agent_io_write_time   | 0.000 |
| agent_io_write_ops    | 0     |
| agent_io_write_kbytes | 0.0   |
+-----------------------+-------+
12 rows in set (0.00 sec)

You can also use the optional LIKE clause. It lets you pick just the variables that match a pattern. The pattern syntax is that of regular SQL wildcards, that is, ‘%’ means any number of any characters, and ‘_’ means a single character:

mysql> SHOW META LIKE 'total%';
+-----------------------+-------+
| Variable_name         | Value |
+-----------------------+-------+
| total                 | 3     |
| total_found           | 3     |
+-----------------------+-------+
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

SHOW META can be used after executing a CALL PQ statement. In this case, it provides a different output.