Somewhat new to ACT and here is the question, I have an ASP.NET application that uses Dynamic Data in various pages. That's fine, I've created an XML file and read that and change the Request body. No problems. Now, the client wants a duration test done for lets say 30 minutes and wants to find out how many "People" passed and failed. The issue that I may not be seeing is wouldn't I have to make sure there is enough data inside the xml file to cover lets say over a 1000 requests?
Currently I have it set to pull the data based on the User logged in using browser connections, but not sure how it would work with duration tests. Can anyone help???
If you're reading from a data file, you would either need multiple instances of request data in your XML file, or you'll just end up reading the same XML data over and over. If you don't think you can have multiple data sets in your XML file and if those values follow a specific pattern, it might make more sense to modify the request data on-the-fly using an algorithm rather than reading from a data file.
In short, it's kinda hard to make too specific of a recommendation (for me) when there aren't a whole lot of specifics above. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Thought about that, but the data is specific and must be in the system already, and there are two factors, one I could have used an algorithim but the other is a unique ID generated by the system. So the algorithm methods can't work for this scenerio.
What I'll do is just create the XML and throw at the system about 200 to 400 users staggering them up at whatever intervals, lets say 10 at a time every 5 to 10 seconds.
If the unique id is generated by the system, is it sent to you in the prior post via the response.body or the response header/cookie? There are methods for reading/parsing each, so you can set it to a variable and send it back in the following post.
Whichever...sounds like you have a direction to go in anyhow. Gambatte Kudasai.