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publically accessible "siebel-web" app?
With pretty high probability my next LoadRunner customer will be running a Siebel CRM application. This project should start the middle of next month.
While I am waiting for the project to get approved and funded I would like to experiment with scripting and correlation for the Siebel-web protocol. I find plenty of "demo" decks and videos on Oracle's site but I can't find a publically accessible site to script against. I by no means plan to run more than vuGen against a site for scripting.
Is anyone aware of such a public site?
I did quite a bit of Siebel a few years ago (to the point where I had HP asking what issues I'd had with it as feedback into improvements - no idea if the issues I brought up have been fixed yet or not)
if you use the siebel-web protocol (and it's up to date and it works on the actual version of siebel that you're working on) then it's pretty straightforward and at least try the auto-correlation (which is really the only reason for using it) but realise that at least up to the last version i worked on there was no way you could add randomisation
if not record as normal web and correlate as you usually would - which may be quite difficult
the latest versions of siebel are html5 based and I haven't seen them, but it may be very similar ie they've just done a replace of the installed dlls with html5 files and the data is transported in the same way - in which case if you do have to manually correlate then you will be doing a lot of chopping up strings
don't know of a public siebel site - I don't really think they exist - based upon what siebel is usually used for and that you had to download dlls so it'd run
anyway if you have specific questions let me know
Thanks for this info Jim.
So it sounds like the auto-correlation thing mentioned in docs likely might not work, huh? I was told the project would be a snap because of this feature but have learned to put my fingers in the wounds before believing (and that is precisely why I wanted to hit a public site if one exists).
I am curious though about your comment on randomization: once correlated (no matter how that occurs) I would expect I could then just parameterize as usual, but that's not the case?
I am not surprised about the lack of a public site given the focus of Siebel apps/packages. Looks like I will just have to wait for the fun to begin once I get access to the customer's site and app.
No Terry that's not what I meant
the auto correlation may work
in fact it is likely to unless it's the latest version and it's changed significantly so that the auto-correlation doesn't work
RANDOMIZATION when you do a wrsp on a list you add the parameter Ord=All, which creates an array of parameters and then select an item using the ordinal - either using the built in functions or with code if you've been doing this a long time like me
unfortunately the siebel version of wsrp (at least until version 11 which is I think the latest I looked at) doesn't have the ord parameter
so if you want to select anything other than the first item in a list - you have issues - ie you have to do it yourself
bear in mind that siebel responses do not look anything like web pages - they are mainly * delimited data lists (and note data - ie normally no field headers)
try to avoid recompiles of the siebel app if you can - they usually break all your scripts - requiring rerecords - as the generated field names often change
and remember always record iteration 1 as part of the vuser_init and iteration 2 in action - correlation can change between iteration 1 and subsequent iterations
Much thanks for this tips and tricks! It appears this will be anything but a "snap"...