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Wasted time is time spent on activities whose purpose is to support test analysis, but would never be performed by a browser user, for example, time spent keeping transaction statistics for later reporting. Wasted time is calculated internally.
When VuGen creates the log file, output.txt, and when on-line testing generates the Vuser log files, no action is taken with the wasted time. The actual elapsed transaction times are reported. The lr.get_transaction_duration function also returns the actual elapsed transaction time. This information may be useful in analyzing and developing test scripts.
However, in the on-line graphs in the LoadRunner Controller and the transaction response time graphs in the LoadRunner Analysis, the transaction times are reported after subtracting the wasted time. This is the time most pertinent to understanding the system being tested.