My last hosting provider used phpMyAdmin to access database tables. When using SQL, you had the option of previewing the number of rows that would be affected by a given SQL command. Additionally, after running an SQL command, the number of rows affected was also displayed.
I recently ran an SQL command under Opalstack to remove post revisions from my WordPress databases before backing up my WordPress installations and I received no indication about how many rows were affected. That's not user-friendly in my opinion.