• LoadRunner Run-Time Settings: Additional Attributes

    Posted on August 27, 2012 by Admin

    Many times I want to set up Vugen scripts so that I can easily move from one environment to another. Often, the environment being tested if not the same one I script in because of logistics in getting the environments ready. Without getting into the issue of poor configuration management between environments screwing up your scripts – and most LoadRunner scripters know how bad of a problem this is –  I wanted to demonstrate the use of the “Additional Attributes” run-time setting to easily change environments without changing the Read Entire Entry

  • Vugen: HTML and URL Recording Options Compared

    Posted on July 18, 2012 by Admin

    In LoadRunner Vugen, there are two general modes of recording: HTML and URL.

    HTML (Context Sensitive) is usually preferred for several reasons. Firstly, because it is “context sensitive” , i.e. each mouse click recorded in the script is made in the context of the previous step/page. In order to maintain context it looks through the previous page to make sure the current operation is available. This adds extra overhead because it is performed by a background utility called the run-time parser. Although the parser uses extra overhead Read Entire Entry

  • Vugen: Simulate Various Browser Behaviors

    Posted on July 12, 2012 by Admin

    Let’s discuss the various Browser Emulation settings in Vugen’s Run-Time Settings.
    The “Simulate browser cache” option tells LoadRunner to “pretend” that it has a cache stored in the current session, and to keep track of the resources it has already downloaded. If a resource is in the cache and it is requested again by a new step in the Vugen script, it will not request this resource again from the server for that session. This is how a browser would typically behave unless the user has altered the browser cache settings.

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