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Could someone help in telling how to calculate the response time of call in jquery. Basically I need to check how long a call took from server side to respond and then capture the timing for each call made.   Some sample code is appreciated.

There is a function which lets say submit a form process it and get the response from server, and I need to capture how long it took to finish the function.  e.g.

signup.AppController.prototype.submitApplication = function(view, submission, fields) {
    view.submitting();
    controller.submission = submission;

    $.ajax({
        type: "POST",
        url: url,
        contentType: 'application/json',
        data: JSON.stringify(submission),

        complete: function(jqXHR, textStatus) {
            var response        = jqXHR.responseText ? JSON.parse(jqXHR.responseText) : {},
                status          = jqXHR.status,
                doneSubmitting  = true;
           
            if (!status) {
                // blah blah
            }

            if (doneSubmitting)
                view.doneSubmitting();
        }
    })
}
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Question by:ysgdel
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Scott Fell,  EE MVE earned 2000 total points
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try this


    $.ajax({
var start = new Date().getTime(); //start timer
        type: "POST",
        url: url,
        contentType: 'application/json',
        data: JSON.stringify(submission),



        complete: function(jqXHR, textStatus) {
            var response        = jqXHR.responseText ? JSON.parse(jqXHR.responseText) : {},
                status          = jqXHR.status,
                doneSubmitting  = true;
var elapsed = new Date().getTime() - start; //end timer            
            if (!status) {
                // blah blah
            }

            if (doneSubmitting)
                view.doneSubmitting();
        }
    })
}
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
ID: 38796334
If you are asking about being able to display on the page, you need to start a timer before by creating a "start" variable with the current time and another "end" by recording the current time when the function is called.   What I gave you should be the timing from submitting the call to receiving.  It would be interesting to do the same serverside where you record the time serverside at the top of your serverside page and then again at the bottom and return the processed time.  Then in your main page you could have something like, "This process took xx milliseconds to process and xx milliseconds to load where the first number is your serverside timing and the 2nd is the js timing.
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