If this question has been answered kindly give me the links. Extremely sorry for the inconvenience.
Else my problem is stated below:
I am performing the "create user" scenario for my web application under test. In this there are 3 fields which selects a value from the drop down e.g. Country field which selects one item from the list.
1. In the database (Oracle 10g), the country is stored as "CountryID" where the ID of the country is shown in the "User" table. Whereas, we select the country as say "Australia" from the front-end. How shall the script be customized for a scenario for adding 5 concurrent users? I am simply setting the fields (as of now) and have tried both the ways: a) by giving the country ID. b) by giving the country name.
2. Is there any specific way to parametrize the drop-down fields?
You need to look for the POST request in the script that get's generated after you have selected options from the drop down list and submitted the form.
When you record a script make a note just before you hit the submit button by clicking on the "!" icon in openSTA.
Once you've recorded the script look for your note and then you should see a POST request just after this.
In the POST message you will see a body and in there it will show you what the web browser is sending the server. You'll be able to see if it's the country name or it's ID that is being sent. You then know what you need to paramatise.
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