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From "Jian Tong" <To...@Toronto.CBC.CA>
Subject Questions about http post request
Date Sun, 04 Feb 2007 22:30:00 GMT

I have been trying to simulate http post requests with Jmeter. But I cannot understand the
results I got. My test plan is like this:

Test Plan
-Thread Group
--http default request
--http request
  path: testthenation/language/pretest/answers
  method: post
  files with the request: .../data1.xml
--view result tree

This xml file contains some data that the server will read and insert into database.

Before I tried with Jmeter, I use Curl to do the post request with the same server name, path
and xml file. All data are successfully picked and saved into the database. But when I tried
it with Jmeter, no data go to database. The following info is given by "View Results Tree"

(1) view results tree - Sampler result
Thread Name: Thread Group 1-1
Sample Start: Sun Feb 04 12:46:58 EST 2007
Load time: 190
HTTP response code: 200
HTTP response message: OK

HTTP response headers:
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 2007 17:46:54 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.29 (Linux/SUSE) PHP/4.3.4 mod_gzip/ mod_jk/1.2.6-dev
Set-Cookie: Webtrends=; path=/; expires=Fri, 03-Aug-07 17:46:54
Cache-Control: public, max-age=0
Expires: Sun, 04 Feb 2007 17:46:54 GMT
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/plain

(2) view results tree - Request
POST data:
[no cookies]
Request Headers:
User-Agent: IE/6.0

(3) view results tree - Response data

There is on error according to the listener, but I have doubts on two points, one is the post
data showing above is empty, so I am wondering if the xml file is really recieved by server.
Second is the response data, which is "4".

Anybody can help me to find out what the problem is ?

Thank you

Jian Tong - QA 
Production and Operations,
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