Web Stress Tests: Part 2

Now that I have a web performance test that is run repeatedly by the loadtest, I want to alter a couple of things.  First, I want to change the Url from local host to another environment.  In my case, WinHost.  Here are the two Urls:

http://localhost:3002/AddingMachine.svc
http://www.tenfingersfree.com/tff/AddingMachine.svc

To allow the Url to be configurable, I want into the Web Text Editor and pressed on the parameterize Web Servers button

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After this dialog box:

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The Web Test in the project auto-magically puts in a parameter into its Url property

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I then updated the Url to include the service name

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I then ran my web test and it failed.

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Apparently, I don’t need the service name in there.  Taking it out gives me green.

I then swapped in the WinHost web server and I still get green

 

So the next thing I want to make dynamic are the input parameters.  To that end, I created a notepad file like so:

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I then changed the extension to .csv and imported it into the web test via the Add Data Source button on the test

 

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It looks by default it assumes the 1st row is a column heading.  The only thing I changed from the default is the access method property of the table to random:

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I now have to get these values into the String Body.  The MSDN documentation assumes that I will be altering input via the query parameter or the post parameters.  I am not doing that, I need to update the String Body.

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to

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When I ran it, I got this:

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I then binged into this article that showed me how my data source syntax was wrong and how to get the correct syntax generated for me:

 

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And I updated the string body like so:

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And sure enough – different numbers thrown at my web service:

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Wahoo!

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