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SBE explain execution stats include both "nReturned" and "advanced", which duplicate each other

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    • Fully Compatible
    • v5.0
    • Query Execution 2021-05-31

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      When we display the full execution stats associated with an SBE plan in explain, each SBE stage reports both nReturned and advanced. For example:

      			"stage" : "nlj",
      			"planNodeId" : 1,
      			"nReturned" : 3,
      			"executionTimeMillisEstimate" : 0,
      			"advances" : 3,
      			"opens" : 1,
      			"closes" : 1,
      			"saveState" : 0,
      			"restoreState" : 0,
      			"isEOF" : 1,
      			"innerOpens" : 1,
      			"innerCloses" : 1,
      			"outerProjects" : [
      				NumberLong(4)
      			],
      			"outerCorrelated" : [
      				NumberLong(7),
      				NumberLong(8)
      			],
      

      This is a nested loop join stage. It has both nReturned and advanced which are both equal to 3. These two fields have the exact same meaning and report the exact same information. We should eliminate this redundancy. Since nReturned is a well-known field name from the format for explainVersion:"1", we should probably deleted advanced and keep reporting this statistic under the field name nReturned.

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              irina.yatsenko@mongodb.com Irina Yatsenko
              david.storch@mongodb.com David Storch
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