Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tip #16: How to save test results - part 2

In the previous part I wrote how to save the testing results using Simple Data Writer. There is one more way about how to do it - using the command line options.

So, if you want to run the test plan from file test.jmx and save the testing results to the file log.jtl, use the following command:
jmeter -n -t test.jmx -l log.jtl
You can configure how the result data will be saved by editing the file (section "Results file configuration"). For example, if you want to save the results in CSV format you should edit the following property:
This way is more powerful than the one described in the previous part (Simple Data Writer) because it allows you to set some additional options like CSV delimiter, timestamp format, etc. Sometimes it could be very helpful.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tip #15: Hacking the response data size limit

View Results Tree is very useful listener especially when you are debugging your test plan. You can review the response data and ensure that your test plan works good. But sometimes you you can see a message in the beginning of the response data like "Response too large to be displayed. Size: 313674 > Max: 204800, Start of message:".

JMeter - Response too large to be displayed

And unfortunately you are not able to see the whole response data. By default JMeter shows only first 200 Kb of response data. To resolve this problem you should edit the file and uncomment the line:
 This will disable response data size check at all.

Uncommented view.results.tree.max_size=0

After you have saved you will never see this message again.

The problem with the response data size limit has been resolved.