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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: User defined variables
Date Sun, 07 Sep 2008 16:34:07 GMT
On 07/09/2008, Ian Blavins <iblavins@temenos.com> wrote:
> G'day
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>  I think some of my early confusion with JMeter would have been avoided
>  if User Defined Variables were instead called User Defined Constants.
>  They do after all behave as constants rather than variables. Once their
>  value has been finally established during test plan initialization there
>  is no way to change them during test plan execution.

Actually, they are not constant.

The values of any variables defined by the UDV element can be
overwritten by the User Parameters Pre-Processor, or any other
elements that write to variables.

>  For clarity it
>  would probably be good if the GUI enforced the convention that UDVs only
>  be defined immediately under the test plan. Execution of individual test
>  plan elements in an order different from their physical placement order
>  is confusing.
>

The 2.3.2 documentation already suggests restricting them to the start
of the thread group.

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