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From sebb <>
Subject Re: urlencode with variables loaded from csv
Date Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:47:58 GMT
On 29 January 2014 01:43, Steven Swor <> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Can someone please explain to me how JMeter handles variables loaded from
> CSV, as opposed to handling user-defined variables? I was under the
> impression that ${__urlencode(${csv_variable})} would produce the same
> output as ${__urlencode(${user_defined_variable})}, but it appears this is
> not the case.

They *are* handled the same way.

But if the encoding function is called before the CSV variable has
been defined, of course it won't work.

> A minimal test case is available at
> In that test
> plan, the CSV data are declared before any of the thread groups, and
> urlencode is called within each thread group.
> In such a case, wouldn't the CSV variables (defined before the thread
> groups in the test plan) be loaded before the user-defined variables
> (defined within the thread groups)?

Please read:

first para.

> Thanks,
> Steve

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