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lr.set_transaction

Creates a completed transaction.

JavaScript

function lr.set_transaction(  name, duration, status  )

VBScript

Function lr.set_transaction(  name, duration, status  ) 
Example: Transaction Duration, set_transaction, and waste time Transaction Functions

Arguments

Name Comments
Name A name for the transaction.
duration Transaction duration in seconds.
status The transaction completion status. One of the Transaction Status constants for pass, fail, or stop. The auto status is not applicable.

The lr.set_transaction function creates a transaction, its duration, and status in a single call. Use it where the business process you want to capture in a transaction does not consist of sequential steps, or where you may or may not want to create a transaction, depending on conditions that are known only during the test.

To create a transaction for non-sequential steps, capture the duration of each series of steps that participate in the business process. Sum the durations and create the transaction with lr.set_transaction.

lr.set_transaction can also be used to report the duration of a failed transaction by saving the duration before the transaction fails with lr.get_transaction_duration then using lr.set_transaction to create a new transaction for reporting that time.

lr.set_transaction creates and closes the transaction. Therefore, no functions that work only on open transactions are applicable.

Note: Do not use the period character (.) in a transaction name. The period character delimits transactions and sub-transactions. In analysis, a transaction name with a period will be interpreted as two transactions.

Return Values

This function returns LR_PASS (0) on success, and LR_FAIL (1) on failure.

Parameterization

All string input arguments can be passed using standard parameterization.