WebPALTT Quick Start Guide

Version 2.0

Installation

  • Download the latest installation files from the download page.
  • Extract the files from the rar file.
  • Run setup.exe.
  • Follow instructions in wizard.

Recording a Test

  • WebPALTT can import a saved archive from fiddler2 (a freeware web debugger which can be downloaded from http://www.fiddler2.com/).
  • To record using fiddler2, simply have it run in the background while you browse the website (you can also set it up as a reverse proxy to record traffic from another machine - which I have found useful in the past- but it’s more difficult).
  • Once they are recorded you can select the files you need and select "File" > "Save" > "Selected Sessions" > "in Zip Archive...". This saves it into a .saz file (a zip file).

Creating a Scenario

  • Open WebPALTT
  • In WebPALTT open the scenario builder (by clicking "Create Scenario..." or "Tools" > "Scenario Builder"). This is where you define the user scenario to test.
  • *NB: The difference between opening the Scenario Builder from the tools menu and selecting "Create Scenario" is that the "Create Scenario" button will automatically add the scenario to the current project and any changes made in the scenario editor will be automatically saved to the current project (the project itself will still need to be saved manually).
  • To Import the archive from fiddler2 select "Scenario" > "Import Requests..." and open the .saz file from earlier.
  • From the "Scenario" > "New Node" menu other types of actions can be added, such as C# Script, think time (Sleep actions), conditional steps (If statements and Loops ) or empty web requests.
    • The order can be rearranged by simply dragging and dropping from the tree view.
    • For more information on these actions see the documentation and API.

Debugging

  • To do a simple run through of the scenario, select the "Debug" > "Start Debugging..." menu item.
    • This will open the debug window allowing you to step through the actions one by one as well as see the results of executed actions.

Adding a Scenario to a Project

  • Once the scenario is built, save it to a file and close the Scenario Builder.
  • Once back in the main application. Add the scenario to the project with the "Add Scenario..." button.
    • NB: If the Scenario builder was opened using the "Create Scenario" or "Edit Scenario" button, simply close Scenario Builder and any changes will be saved to the project. However it is still recommended that a backup save of the scenario is made.

Running the Test

  • Once the Scenario is added to the project, select it to show the test parameters for that scenario. Configure the run mode and virtual users.
  • Save the Project before running the test.
  • To run the test, select "Test" > "Run Test"

Results

  • Once the test completes you will be given the chance to save the results to file (csv, xml or html).
  • The results of previously run tests are also available in the Results tab where they can be exported to a file or database (MS SQL).
  • In "Tools" > "Options" you can configure the database information as well as configure the application to save to the database by default.
  • To view a summary and a chart of the aggregate values from the test, Select an item from the list on the results tab.
    • If more than one scenario was run in the test, select them from the "Select Scenario" drop down to change the scenario results shown in the chart.

Last edited Jun 1, 2012 at 1:05 AM by Thkng, version 2

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