Timer - Read

Declaration

<AMTIMER ACTIVITY="read" RESULTVARIABLE="text" SCALE="tezt (options)" SESSION="Text" />

Description

Calculates the time that elapsed since execution of a prior Start Timer activity and populates a variable with the result without stopping the timer.

Practical Usage

This activity is primarily used in the middle of a Start Timer and Stop Timer step to gauge the execution time up to a specific point in the task. It is ideal for calculating the elapsed time between the start and end of a particular process or operation within a task, in contrast to the actual time needed to perform the task entirely.

Parameters

General

Property

Type

Required

Default

Markup

Description

Populate variable with elapsed time

Text

Yes

(Empty)

RESULTVARIABLE="myVar"

The name of an existing variable to populate with the elapsed time.

Note: Calculation is based on the total amount of time that passed between the start of a previous Start Timer activity and the start of this activity.   

Time Scale

Text (options)

No

Seconds

SCALE="minutes"

The time scale to be used in calculating the elapsed time. The available options are:

  • Milliseconds - The time will be calculated using milliseconds.

  • Seconds (default) - The time will be calculated using seconds.

  • Minutes - The time will be calculated using minutes.

  • Hours - The time will be calculated using hours.

Session

Text

Yes

TimerSession1

SESSION="TimeSess2"

The session name previously established by a