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From sebb <>
Subject Re: Default value for parameters
Date Tue, 24 May 2016 14:24:11 GMT
On 24 May 2016 at 12:18, Antonio Gomes Rodrigues <> wrote:
>  Hi,
> In this issue : *Bug 59152*
> <> - Thread Group:
> Change "Action to be taken after a Sample Error" value from "Continue" to
> "Start Next thread loop"
> I have modified default value in "Thread Group" component.
> Like I have said in the issue, for me the right default value is "Start
> Next thread loop" to :
>    - avoid raising too much exception in application and slow it
>    - be more realist (for example if a user failed to login and/or failed
>    to fill out a form, he will stop the "iteration" and not avoid the error
>    and try to execute next action)

Surely it would be more sensible to stop the entire thread/test in this case?

> It's why I think the majority of JMeter users use like it (or not because
> they don't know this feature)
> What do you think ?

We already discussed this and decided against it.

It only makes sense to skip the rest of the samples in a loop if each
is dependent on the previous one completing successfully.
And only if subsequent loops are independent of previous loops,
otherwise it makes more sense to stop the thread or even the entire

That may be true for some test plans but by no means all.

The change would produce unexpected behaviour for existing users.

> There another default value I think it needs to be changed.

Please use separate e-mails for separate issues.

> For example, to "HTTP Cache Manager", I think, "Clear cache each
> Iteration?" must be true and not false like actually
> But it's only my opinion and before to check all default value and modify
> them I would like to know the process to avoid wasting your and my time
> Do you have a process?

People get used to a particular behaviour, and moving things around or
changing defaults causes problems for existing users when creating
test plans.

Imagine how you would feel if the default were changed to Stop Test.
(as noted above, it's a reasonable choice)

So defaults should only be changed if there is a pressing need to do so.

If you think there is a compelling case for changing the behaviour of
JMeter, it should be discussed on this list.

But UI compatibility is very important, especially for defaults where
the user is not forced to choose.

But even where choices have to be made, consistency is important.
Imagine how awkward it would be if the Yes No Cancel buttons were
presented in a different order.

> Thanks,
> Antonio

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