The Design Page¶
The Design page lets you list and create Virtual Users. A Virtual User (shortened VU) represents a user journey through your application. It lets you simulate a real user behavior.
For each VU, the list displays:
- The name and description,
- The creation and edition dates,
- The number of containers,
- The number of actions,
- The type of VU (JMeter or WebDriver).
Virtual Users list actions¶
Several actions are available when placing your mouse over an existing connection in the list:
|Duplicate VU||Lets you duplicate a VU in one click. You can then edit the duplicated VU.|
|Delete VU||Lets you remove a VU in one click. This operation cannot be reverted so proceed with caution.|
Filter Virtual Users¶
Click on the table button on the upper right corner to display the list of Virtual users in a table:
You can filter the displayed VUs using the table column header Filter fields:
By default the table is filtered by the current Project tags.
You can also click on the column headers to sort the VUs. By default, they are sorted by ascending last modification date.
Create a VU¶
To create a new virtual user simply click on the big blue Plus button to display the creation form.
Then there are several methods to create a virtual user:
- From Website URLs: enter the website addresses you would like to test,
- From REST API URLs: enter the Rest API URLs you would like to test,
- Selenium Web Driver: enter a JMeter WebDriver script to simulate a real-browser interactions.
Record Http Archive
- Import Chrome HAR: import web browser Http Archive,
- Import Fiddler / Charles Proxy / Firefox HAR: import Http Archive generated by Fiddler or Charles Proxy or FireFox,
- Import JMeter JMX: import an existing JMeter project,
- Fragments VU are a special kind of virtual user that cannot be executed. Their actions are meant to be shared using Link Actions.
We strongly recommend to record your web application using Fiddler or FireFox as they also record response contents.
HAR is an abbreviation for Http Archive:
The HTTP Archive format or HAR, is a JSON-formatted archival format for logging of a web browsers interaction with a site. The common extension for these files is .har.
Remove a VU¶
The following procedure explains how to remove a virtual user and all of its content:
- Go on the design page,
- Place your mouse over the VU you want to remove,
- Click on the Delete button that appears next to the VU name,
- Click on Yes to confirm the deletion.
Deleting a VU deletes all the data it contains. Proceed with caution.