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Interpreting Performance Profiler results

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Updated on August 25, 2021

Interpret the results of Performance Profiler so that you can identify what changes might improve system performance.

Before you begin: Do this task: Profiling your requestor session.

  1. The resulting table lists a Profiler .csv file for each thread that you used, identified by your Requestor ID and Thread Name. Select a .csv file for the thread of interest to you and click the Download this file icon in the Actions column to send the file to your workstation.
  2. Open the .csv file with Microsoft Excel to review and analyze the data. The Profiler .csv file includes the following data columns in each row.
    NameDescription
    SequenceMarks the beginning of each activity step or other row.
    InteractionSequence number of the interaction, as recorded in the Performance tool. Starts with 1 upon initial display of the login form.
    ActivityHandle of the activity, when condition, or data transform.
    CallerHandle of the activity that called the current rule.
    Step Step number. (For when condition rules, this value is always W. For data transforms, this value is always M.)
    Method Name or When ResultFor activities, identifies the method in the step. For when condition rules, displays true or false. For data transforms, this value is blank.
    Total CPU TimeTotal CPU time in seconds for this step. If this step contains a Call or Java instruction, the CPU time of called activities is included.
    CPU Time Without ChildrenTotal CPU time in seconds for this step, excluding time for called processing. If this step contains a Call or Java instruction, the CPU time of called activities is not included.
    Total Wall TimeElapsed time in seconds to complete this step. Values reflect the impact of other users on this server, waits for database operations and external events, and so on.
    Wall Time Without ChildrenElapsed time (wall time) in seconds, for this step, exclusive of any called processing. (This value is useful for isolating the performance of Java steps that may perform extensive processing in addition to calling activities.)
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