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From "joelsherriff" <joelsherr...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: Newbie question: How do you capture the URLs you test usingjmeter?
Date Tue, 13 Jul 2004 16:04:10 GMT
Great - Thanks Mike, that'll keep me busy for a while...

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Stover" <mstover1@apache.org>
To: "JMeter Users List" <jmeter-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: Newbie question: How do you capture the URLs you test
usingjmeter?


> JMeter can do what you're used, though I personally don't find that the
> most practical approach.
>
> JMeter has a proxy server that can record browser requests
>
(http://jakarta.apache.org/jmeter/usermanual/best-practices.html#proxy_serve
r and follow links there for more details)
>
> JMeter can automatically follow redirects and download most embedded
> objects (images, applets, etc).  This is not foolproof though, and
> JMeter does not simulate a browser's cache.  This is why I usually find
> it easier to let the proxy recorder record every request and then
> manipulate the test with everything explicit (a redirected request
> becomes two request objects in the tree and follow-redirect is turned
> off).  It makes for a bigger test script, but there's more flexibility.
>
> For making your test dynamic, there are too many options to detail them
> here.  Try these pages:
>
http://wiki.apache.org/jakarta-jmeter/JMeterFAQ#head-75174ebf2091fc8142f067e5fd8a6d7e5a566b8c
> http://jakarta.apache.org/jmeter/usermanual/functions.html
>
http://jakarta.apache.org/jmeter/usermanual/component_reference.html#Regular_Expression_Extractor
>
http://jakarta.apache.org/jmeter/usermanual/component_reference.html#HTML_Link_Parser
>
> That should get you started.
>
> -Mike
>
> On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 10:23, joelsherriff wrote:
> > Though I have lot's of experience with commercial test tools, I'm new to
> > jmeter (1 whole day of playing with it) so this is the first of what
will
> > probably turn out to be a string of questions...anyone please feel free
to
> > correct any misassumptions I may make.
> >
> > Not sure how to expand the subject question without describing what I'm
used
> > to, so I will.  I'm used to a capture mechanism that traces the http
> > requests made by a browser to create a script containing requests made
to a
> > server.  The script contains one request per main page and the test
software
> > automatically parses the reply to that request to make all necessary
> > subrequests, redirected requests, etc.
> >
> > So I guess I really have two questions to start with:
> >
> > How do most of you "capture" the requests you want to make, since in the
> > real-world things get complex very fast...do you use server logs,
mostly?
> >
> > Can someone give a pointer to a complex example of parsing a reply to
build
> > a dynamic variablized request?  Just something I can look at to see what
> > steps are necessary.
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> >
> > J
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> Michael Stover <mstover1@apache.org>
> Apache Software Foundation
>
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