Hi, I am new to OpenSTA. My project is web based, i generate a script and while recording i have given the timer for a search transaction. when i run the script and went through the timer list in the result section i got 7 seconds. Then i do the same flow manually with the help of a stop watch. I got 3 second. I tried the same for different flows and observe a large difference in time. Can any body help me out how can i get exact transaction time using OpenSTA.
Look up the actual response time for the HTTP request for the search in the "HTTP Data List" report.
If the response time to the HTTP request is 7 seconds, then that's how long it took when the server was under load. If it was less than 7 seconds, then you have something else between the "start timer" and "end Timer" that is adding to the time. This could be another HTTP request, or something like a WAIT statement.
Check which requests are between the "Start timer" and "end timer" statements in your script.