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From Adrian Speteanu <>
Subject Re: when is a sample not a sample?
Date Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:59:45 GMT

Listeners apply to their parent and all samples that are childs from their
parent level down. This is the only way to reduce the scope of a listener:
to add it in a different controller which contains only the samplers you
want to monitor. It is not always possible to do because you still want to
respect a certain sequence of samples sometimes. So when this happens, but
I still want to exclude some of the requests, I add different listeners as
child to every sampler I am interested in.

The only selective conditions available to listeners is success/failure. So
if you fail a request that doesn't meet a condition you can choose to
monitor only those that meet your expectations - but that means increasing
the error rate artificially (which is not a problem, if you only monitor
the successes anyway). Its not elegant, I don't recommend it.

Maybe some plugin does the job, but never searched for it, as I never
needed this scenario to work before.

Adrian S

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 9:25 AM, Stott, Charlie <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am wondering if and how it is possible to exclude the results of a
> specific sample (or at least disregard it) from the results.
> We have a dual stripe system which can be tested in online or offline
> mode.  To automate the decision we can request a status page, and act on
> the results.  Not all our test systems have dual stripes, so the request
> fails.  However, this is a valid situation.
> I always want to lookup the status page, but only if it exists and only if
> it responds a certain way do I want it to affect the test run.
> I am finding the situation where it is not available is being recorded as
> a test failure.
> Effectively, I want to perform the request as a pre-processor of another
> sample, but it seems overkill to write it in java/beanshell/someotherlang
> code.  Is there anything like a HTTP Request pre-processor, or a flag I can
> set somewhere that says ignore this sample on error?
> Thanks in advance,
> Charlie
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