Limiting think times in schedules

You can speed up playback by defining a maximum value for the think times of virtual users in schedules.

About this task

Setting a maximum think time is useful with tests that mimic the actual user's think times. For example, if you are interrupted when you record a test, you do not have to record the test again. Instead, you can set a maximum think time. By setting a maximum, you can truncate all think times that exceed the specified value, without having to search for and edit each long think time. No think time used will be greater than the maximum limit you set, even if you have chosen to vary the think time by a percentage that would exceed this maximum.


  1. In the Test Navigator, browse to the schedule and double-click it. The schedule opens.
  2. In the Schedule Contents area, click the name of the schedule.
  3. Click the Think Time tab and select the Limit think times to a maximum value check box.
  4. In Maximum think time, type a number and select a time unit.

What to do next

To restore the original think times, clear the Limit think times to a maximum value check box.