Execution plans got a cool new piece of diagnostic information in SQL Server 2012 SP3, and we believe we’ll soon have this change in SQL Server 2014 and the coming SQL Server 2016: “Number of Rows Read”.
In fancy language, this is “better diagnostics” when a query plan has “residual predicate pushdown” (KB 3107397).
In human language, SQL Server will now tell you “How many rows did I really have to read, even if I have a hidden filter in here?”
This appears in actual execution plans only. Sorry, there is no such thing as “Estimated Number of Rows Read” that I can find.
This is another piece of useful information now available in execution plans. Hopefully it’ll be supported in SQL Server 2014 and 2016 soon enough.