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From Oliver Lloyd <>
Subject Re: progress bars on page
Date Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:50:53 GMT
You need to work out what requests are being sent (if any) as part of this
process. Your progress bar is (probably) being run from javascript and
JMeter does not run at this level, it works at the HTTP level, so you only
need to focus on these calls.

Usually with a progress bar on a webpage there will be some code that is
polling a particular request waiting for a certain response - in this case
you should see these calls being made, simulate them and then you can build
some logic in your test to handle the polling - just make sure you keep any
interval values set to realistic levels.

If there are no server calls being made then it might be that this progress
bar is waiting for something that is running on the client, in which case
you probably don't need to concern yourself with this for a traditional load
test - this is more of a functional thing. The only issue might be if there
is a value that is returned from this process that you need, in which case
you have to get a bit clever and simulate the response - you can normally
fake these things pretty easily.

Have a play around using one of the dev toolsets in a browser (Chrome dev
tools/Firefox Firebug etc.)

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