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You can measure how long it takes to run a section of your test by defining Transactions. You define transactions within your test by enclosing the appropriate sections of the test with start and end transaction statements.

Transactions can be inserted anywhere in the script

There is no limit to the number of transactions that can be added to a test.

You can also insert a transaction within a transaction

Following video takes you through the steps to insert a Transaction.

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For example, you may want to note the time taken to book a flight.  In QTP , select the appropriate statement where you want to start your transaction .


Select Insert Start Transaction. Start Transaction Dialog Box opens

Give the transaction a suitable name, say "Booking Time"

A start transaction statement is added in the test

Select the statement where you want to end the transaction

Click Insert > End Transaction

End Transaction Dialog Box Opens with the list of all available transactions

Click Okay. An end transaction statement is added

Lets run the test

In results , the end transaction statement gives the time taken to insert the order