In the IDMS TST Dsect, what does the field TSTTIMWT represent?

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Article ID: 127049

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Issue/Introduction

The #TSTDC records statistics for a task. Clients may record or query fields in this dsect. If they do, having a detailed understanding of what the fields represent is useful. 

The TSTTIMWT is documented as "WAIT TIME (10**-4 SECONDS)" in the #TSTDS Dsect, which represents the Task Statistics table. What wait time does this field actually represent?

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Component: IDMS

Resolution

The value in the TSTTIMWT field is the accumulated total of all WAITs for the life of the task execution. It is not a a high water mark (HWM) of the longest amount of time the task waited for a single Wait occurrence. The Inactive Interval & External Wait timers measure the longest single interval that a task has waited for a resource. They check for something completely different than what the TSTTIMWT records, so anything that compares these two values will not be useful. 

Additional Information

The complete layout of the #TSTDC can be found here: 
https://docops.ca.com/ca-idms-ref/19/en/dsect-reference/ca-idms-dsect-files/tstds