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From sebb <>
Subject Re: user parameters in external filepaths
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:15:28 GMT
On 24 April 2012 17:58, Peri Stracchino <> wrote:
> I'v just figured the problem out!!!!!!!!!!!
> I specified the path thus
> C:\Jmeter2.5\jakarta-jmeter-2.5.1\bin\${ID}.txt
> The penny suddenly dropped. The path separator was being interpreted as an
> escape character, and the dollar sign was then being treated literally
> rather than as indicating the start of a variable to expand
> So I tried escaping the last path separator like so:
> C:\Jmeter2.5\jakarta-jmeter-2.5.1\bin\\${ID}.txt
> and all was well :-), the variable now expands and my files are uploaded

Rats! I should have noticed that; another user had a similar issue a
few months back.
It's unfortunate that the escape character is the same as the Windows
path separator.

BTW, you can use / instead of \ on Windows; Java converts as necessary.
Also, JMeter can use relative path names.

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