Example: Custom reports on page attempts

You can create custom reports to see how frequently problematic pages are being accessed.

About this task

Assume that, in a schedule run, certain pages are causing bottlenecks as indicated by very long page response times. You can create a custom report to see how frequently the problematic pages are being accessed.


To create a report that shows the page attempts:

  1. From the Test Navigator view, double-click a run to open the report.
  2. Click New Custom Report.
  3. In the Report name field, type Frequency of Page Attempts during Run and click OK.
  4. Click the Add a new tab to the report Add a new tab to the report icon.
  5. In the Tab Name field, type Page attempt frequency and click OK.
  6. In the newly created tab, click Add a new table or chart to this tab.
  7. Click the Line chart button and click OK.
  8. Click the Modify Graphic Contents icon Modify Graphic Contents.
  9. In Graphic Title, type Graph of Page Attempt Frequency.
  10. For Horizontal Axis Label, type Time [s] since start. The default time, ms, is multiplied by .001 to create seconds.
  11. Select the counters to include in the report:
    1. Click Add/Remove, and in the Add/Remove Performance Counters, click Page Performance Counter > Attempts > All pages and select the Rate [per second][for Run] checkbox. Click OK.
      Note: The help topic HTTP counters explains each HTTP counter.
  12. Click OK to close the Modify Graphic Contents dialog box and see the graph. You can click Save to save the report.

What to do next

You can manage and edit this report just as you do the default reports.