The main purpose of the Query Automation is to get an idea about the
performance of XQueries.
If you create a new XQuery it's always good to know about how it performs.
And sometimes it's good to know how long the XQueries take if the database
is under load. Those kinds of figures you can find out with the Query
On the one hand you can define the quantity, which means how many times a
single query is executed. On the other hand you can define the concurrency,
which represents the number of connections and the number of threads the
plugin is working with.
The result that is displayed at the end of the automation doesn't contain
the single results. It contains a summary on compilation and execution times
of the single queries. So you'll probably know whether the XQuery is fast
enough or whether you need to optimize something.
The eqar-file is nothing but an XML-file. You can save it wherever you want
and compare the results after some optimization work was done.
Maybe the term 'automation' is a little bit misleading. But I hope things
are a bit more clear for you now?