Splitting an HTTP test during recording

You can insert split points when you record a test. With split points, you can generate multiple tests from a single recording that you can replay in a different order with a schedule. You can also create a schedule that contains all of the tests that are generated from the split points.

About this task

During the recording process, you can select the option to create a schedule for the tests that are generated from the split points. The schedule will contain these attributes:
  • One user
  • One user group for the local computer
  • All of the tests from the recording, in serial order
  • One stage: Run until finished
  • Recorded think times, with the maximum think time set to 2 seconds
  • Statistics:
    • Statistics log level: All
    • Statistics sample interval: 5 Seconds
    • Only store All Hosts statistics
  • Test Log:
    • Show errors and failures: All
    • Also show warnings: All
    • And also show all other types: All
  • Problem Determination log level: Warning

Procedure

To insert split points when you record a test:

  1. Start recording the test. The Recorder Test Annotations toolbar opens near the top of the screen.
  2. To insert a split point into the recorded test, click the Split point icon Split point icon. The Insert Split Point window is displayed.
    • Click Test name, and then type a name for this section of the test.
      Tip: You are naming the previous section of the test, not the upcoming section of the test.
    Repeat this step between recorded user actions as needed to split tests.
  3. Close the client program to stop the recording. The Generate HTTP Test window is displayed. Generate HTTP Test
    • Type a Test prefix for all the tests in the schedule.
    • Select Generate a schedule containing tests to create a schedule for the tests. When you select this option, you can modify the name of the schedule.
    • Select Customize automatic data correlation to choose automatic data correlation or rule-based data correlation. If you select this option and choose rule-based data correlation, you can specify which data correlation rule sets to use.
  4. Click Finish. The Test Generation window displays the status of generating the tests and schedule and the data correlation. You can view the test generation log from this window.
  5. When test generation is complete, you can select the test to open and then click Open Selected Tests, or you can click Close to finish this process.

Results

The schedule and tests are generated using the names that you specified in the wizard.
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