We are in the progress of using Continuous Integration for a large Java project. We would like to have QALoad as part of it if it is possible to test out any performance changes due to code changes. One feature we are looking for is to compare the latest load test report with previous one automatically and get a delta on certain performance measurement metrics, such as response time on certain pages. Is there any QALoad utility available for doing it? Or does QALoad have a command line utility we can be used in a script?
I am not aware of any such tool, but we have QALoad standalone. Does anyone have QACenter that can comment on if there is functionality like that?
We have examined the .tim format and thought we could write something to do stuff like this, if we had time and the inclination. Short on both, we are still using spreadsheets to compare QALoad runs. This does help by giving us a way to archive .tim file names, and giving them context at some future date.
Thanks for the reply. At least we are same page. It will be much handy if Compuware can give us a tool to export reports into a text format with any kind of delimiter. So we can diff the files by some sort of scripting language and doing it automatically.
To export the results mannually - select the desired Checkpoints and right-click to select Detail. The top section has the aggregate results and the bottom section has all records (the raw-data).
Select the rows of the desired section to copy or click the top left corner of either section to select all. Right-click copy doesn't work for some reason, but Ctrl-C does. This data is then in a tab-delimited format which you can paste into whatever flat/text file or Excel.
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Silly me... With the Details window open, File~Export will export the data as .csv file.
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