Test report preferences

The preference settings for test reports control such preferences as the typeface, color, and graph style of reports, and whether a Compare report is automatically launched when a staged run completes. You can also display a warning when changing Page Percentile report options will cause data to be lost.

You have different preferences to set behavior for Performance Test Reports and Legacy reports. To access the Performance Test Reports preference settings, click Window > Preferences > Test > Performance Test Reports.

You can set the following preferences for test reports:
Remain focused on default time range
Select to show all data from time 0 to the end of run in a staged run report.
Focus report on active time range
Select to show all data aggregated in real-time relative to the start of a user-load plateau and not relative to the beginning of the run in staged run report (default).
Add active time range to a comparison report for all time ranges
Select to add a user-load plateau to a real-time comparison report of all smart-load time ranges in a staged run report.
Open a new report on the active time range
Select to open a new staged run report when a user-load plateau becomes active.
Launch compare report when staged run completes
When you are running a schedule that contains multiple stages, time ranges are automatically created for each stage. Click to display a Compare report, which compares the time ranges of each stage, automatically after the run completes.
Warn of lost changes when a dynamic tab is modified
The most common example of losing changes occurs in the Page Percentile report. If you generate a report on a run, and then regenerate it with different percentiles, the data from the original percentiles will be overwritten. Select this option to display a warning when you modify a report.
Default Result Action
Set the report or log viewer to be displayed after a test or schedule is run, or when a prior result is opened from the Test Navigator view.

To access the Legacy Test Reports preference settings, click Window > Preferences > Test > Performance Test Reports > Legacy Reports.

You can set the following preferences for test reports:
Title color
Click the color button to set the color of the report titles.
Title font
Click Change to set the typeface and the size for the report titles.
Use thin bars on bar chart
Select to display graph bars that do not touch; clear to display graph bars that touch.
Use 3D bars on bar chart and pie chart
Select to display three-dimensional bars.
Use symbols on line chart
If your report is long with many data points, you typically clear this box. When there are many data points, the symbols obscure the trends and make the data hard to interpret.
Time range markers highlight full areas
Select to apply background highlights to reports.
Use alternating background on tables
Select to give every other table row a gray background. The alternating background helps make the tables easy to read.
Data gradient
The default of None displays reports in neutral colors, which generally will suit your needs. You can also select a brown, gray, or red-green-blue color scheme. Select 256 color supported only if you have problems with the other data gradients.
Marker gradient
When you are modeling a workload over time, select a contrasting color palette for markers to distinguish them from the data gradient that you have selected. Markers separate the time ranges displayed on line charts.
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