You no longer have to search for cryptic or incomprehensible information from MySQL query plans. All EXPLAIN outputs are transformed into data that is easier to grasp.
EXPLAIN FORMAT=TRADITIONALto your query and execute it.
CSV with headers and the semicolon separator is the preferred format!
You can also use the API to integrate into your framework and simplify the workflow.
EXPLAIN output is too cryptic
MySQL exports a ton of internal information that isn't understandable or interesting to anyone except their developers while the important information is either hidden or presented in a misleading manner.
Focus on the important stuff
MySQL's EXPLAIN output is analysed and transformed to a model that is easy to understand. Unimportant technical implementation details are hidden while important stuff is highlighted for you.
How much more useful can it be?
Seeing the difference with your own queries is most impressive. However, here are 3 examples with simple and not too-complicated queries to get a first impression: