Based on some feedback I received from past blog posts, I thought it would be helpful to demonstrate a simple logon/logoff sequence in Apache JMeter using SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 3.1. The learning curve with JMeter can be a bit steep at the outset, and this bite-size video should help ease the “getting to know you” period.
The intent of this video is to provide visual step by step instructions for creating a test plan that creates an Enterprise session via InfoView and cleans up the session properly with the necessary logout requests. The result is less than a dozen HTTP requests that comprise a fully functional login/logout request. It sounds simple, but this sequence is the first of several building blocks that can be used to create more complex performance tests and one that I re-use with nearly every plan I author.
I also demonstrate the core functions of the Regular Expression extractor, invaluable for extracting dynamic data from HTTP headers and response bodies, and introduce transaction controllers for organizing requests.
You can find details on customizing a test plan for distinct user threads and a complete walkthrough on creating a Web Intelligence based performance test here.
I hope you find this video helpful and happy test planning!