PerformanceObserverEntryList.getEntriesByName()

The getEntriesByName() method of the PerformanceObserverEntryList interface returns a list of explicitly observed performance entry objects for a given name and entry type. The list's members are determined by the set of entry types specified in the call to the observe() method. The list is available in the observer's callback function (as the first parameter in the callback).

This method is exposed to Window and Worker interfaces.

Syntax

entries = list.getEntriesByName(name, type);

Parameters

name
A DOMString representing the name of the entry to retrieve.
type Optional
A DOMString representing the type of entry to retrieve such as "mark". The valid entry types are listed in PerformanceEntry.entryType.

Return value

A list of explicitly observed performance entry objects that have the specified name and type. If the type argument is not specified, only the name will be used to determine the entries to return. The items will be in chronological order based on the entries' startTime. If no objects meet the specified criteria, an empty list is returned.

Example

function print_perf_entry(pe) {
  console.log("name: "        + pe.name      +
              "; entryType: " + pe.entryType +
              "; startTime: " + pe.startTime +
              "; duration: "  + pe.duration);
}

// Create observer for all performance event types
var observe_all = new PerformanceObserver(function(list, obs) {
  var perfEntries;

  // Print all entries
  perfEntries = list.getEntries();
  for (var i=0; i < perfEntries.length; i++) {
    print_perf_entry(perfEntries[i]);
  }

  // Print entries named "Begin" with type "mark"
  perfEntries = list.getEntriesByName("Begin", "mark");
  for (var i=0; i < perfEntries.length; i++) {
    print_perf_entry(perfEntries[i]);
  }

  // Print entries with type "mark"
  perfEntries = list.getEntriesByType("mark");
  for (var i=0; i < perfEntries.length; i++) {
    print_perf_entry(perfEntries[i]);
  }
});
// subscribe to all performance event types
observe_all.observe({entryTypes: ['frame', 'mark', 'measure', 'navigation', 'resource', 'server']});

var observe_frame = new PerformanceObserver(function(list, obs) {
  var perfEntries = list.getEntries();
  // Should only have 'frame' entries
  for (var i=0; i < perfEntries.length; i++) {
    print_perf_entry(perfEntries[i]);
  }
});
// subscribe to only the 'frame' event
observe_frame.observe({entryTypes: ['frame']});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Performance Timeline Level 2
The definition of 'getEntriesByName()' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition of getEntriesByName() method.

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Basic supportChrome Full support 52Edge ? Firefox Full support 57IE No support NoOpera Full support 39Safari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support 52Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 57Opera Android Full support 39Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?

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