Author: Ivan Lisitsyn

Variables and parameters
WAPT usage

Variables and parameters

In the previous post I demonstrated how to parameterize a simple profile. That profile consisted of only three requests. First request opened the main page of a web forum with sub-forums listed on it. Second request opened one of the sub-forums. Third one opened a topic inside that sub-forum.

The goal of the parameterization was to make WAPT open a random sub-forum on the second step and a random topic on the last step. Initially both were recorded as constant values.

The main idea was that when we want the value of a certain request parameter to be dynamic, we can use special functions to extract it from server response to the previous request. […]

Extracting values from server responses
WAPT usage

Extracting values from server responses

In this post I will continue using the profile mentioned here as an example. It contains a user session recorded at the following web forum: http://www.loadtest…

The session is very simple: the user opens the main forum page, enters into a sub-forum by clicking a link on that page and then clicks another link to display a topic. I made a small modification to that profile: I removed requests to iframes, because they are static and do not play any role in the session. So, the whole session now consists of 3 requests […]