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From Avishek Daga <>
Subject Re: CVS Dataset Config Usage?
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2007 10:00:04 GMT

Each thread has its own copy of the csv file and iterates through the file
from the start

Knut Borchart wrote:
> Hi,
> i am experimenting with the csv dataset config but it seems like i do
> not quite understand its inner workings. What i am trying to achieve
> is the following:
> - keep a file of usernames, passwords and other config for users
> around which is always 100 lines long.
> - for testing a new jmeter script i would like use different settings
> for threads and repeat (eg. 2 threads, 10 repeats)
> I thought that jmeter reads the cvs file at the beginning of the
> testcase, assigns values to the different threads (=users) and thats
> it. But that does not work. With 1 thread and 10 repeats the second
> repeat of the test gets the config for user 2 (=line 2 of csv file).
> So it seems like the file is read in every iteration.
> How is the csv config thought to be used? Do i have to exactly match
> the lines in the file to the number of threads i want to use? What if
> one of the threads gets an error and is stopped? Will not the
> correlation between thread <> csv config will be mixed up?
> Kind regards, peter
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