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  1. #1
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    Load Test Lotus notes.

    1. What version of LoadRunner (LR) or PerformanceCenter (PC) are you using?

    LR 8.1.4

    2. What is the protocol you are recording?

    3. If HTML - are you using HTML-Advanced with URLs or,

    4. If URL mode:
    5. Which LoadRunner/PerformanceCenter feature (FPs) or service packs are you using?


    6. VuGen Recording - are you using Old or New Recording Engine?


    7. What kind of LoadRunner license do you have -

    - Permanent/Unlimited

    8. If subscription, is subscription current or expired?

    9. What platform(s) (PCs) and Operating Systems (Windows-XP, etc.)? Include version and service packs (SP1 or 2, etc.)

    Windows XP SP 2

    10. If you have filed a service request with HP/Mercury, what have they told you at this point with respect to your issue?

    Not Yet Filed

    We are trying to record lotus notes through LR. When we used protocols like IMAP (Internet Messaging), POP3 (Post Office Protocol) and SMTP Protocol, we were able to launch the Lotus notes. However, when we tried to click on any icon, the lotus notes hangs and we could not proceed further.

    A message “Checking for HMAIL04/<Client Name> at last known address ‘HMAIL04’ on TCPIP id” is displayed in the bottom of the lotus notes.

    We are able to record the script using Winsock protocol. When we compare the baselines we could find some differences in the send buffer section. But that buffer content is not present in the receive buffer section. So we could not correlate the script and if we run the script it runs with buffer mismatch message. But no mails were triggered.

    Please post your suggestions.

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    Re: Load Test Lotus notes.

    Use of POP, SMTP and IMAP would assume the use of a client which communicates using these methods to the Notes Mail store. If you are using the traditional notes client then this would not be the case. If you are using Outlook to connect to a Notes Mail store using Pop|IMAP and SMTP, then this would be the case. Since it would appear that you are using the Notes client, you need to consider another protocol.

    Winsock is not a bad bet, but it's use is similar to picking fly scat out of ground pepper: annoyingly tedious but in the end very rewarding. You will spend an inordinate amount of time decoding the Winsock Notes API commands in order to execute against the client.

    I would propose another path, using the Notes API. There are a couple of methods to handle this. The first would be to take advantage of a DLL with the exposed notes API available using lr_load_dll() to provide access to the library and its exposed functions. The second method is related to the first and involves using the notes API within a virtual user created using Visual Studio (see advanced options in the Manual for creating virtual users in Visual Studio using VB or C).
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