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From "Epp, Jeremiah W (Contractor)" <>
Subject RE: Thoughts on 2 proposals
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:05:12 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vladimir Sitnikov []
> Sent: Friday, August 19, 2016 8:22 AM
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> Subject: Re: Thoughts on 2 proposals
> Once upon a time we've discussed "macro node" feature.
> Basically, JMeter UI don't have to be a one-to-one match of the test plan.
> For instance, JMeter UI might understand "TestAction/Timer" pattern, and
> show that via single node in the tree.
> So it would simplify the particular use-case (I would admit it is an often
> one), while keeping executor logic untouched.

The actual test plan already isn't a full structural match, but I'm not much
a fan of the idea of making things even less clear.  My suggestion would be
to include shortcuts for some common/common-sense fragments in the UI.

e.g. you'd go to the context menu->add->fragment templates->"think delay"
...and it would insert the TestAction and Timer for you.

But if we consider the timers, I think a more useful semantic would involve
the ability to specify that the timer only fires on certain node types as a
standard feature.

e.g. It would be a property of timers and probably look something like so:

<stringProp name="Timer.nodeType">transaction</stringProp>

With this, you could drop two timers into your test plan root to set constant
throughput and the delay between transaction groups and that's all, folks.


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