To measure elapsed time in a VI that is running, the best way is to use a Flat Sequence Structure in conjunction with a timing VI. Because a Flat Sequence Structure forces code to run sequentially, you can use a timing VI to measure time before and after your code runs. Subtract the time measurement before from the time measurement after to get elapsed time. The timing VI you should use depends on your use case:
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