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String Tokenizer – SAP Loadrunner by HPE – SAP GUI

String Tokenizer in HPE LR using C


In LR Vugen while developing SAP GUI scripts or to automate functionality one often encounters with challenges like extracting/filtering specific data.

For this we have a concept of Tokenizer where we develop a piece of code to fragment or break the long text into segments which is to be used in the script.

Examples shown here walks you through how to extract text/data from the output long text/message displayed on the “Status bar of SAP GUI screen“.

Example I –

Output log

Action.c(171): The text of the status bar is “Registration 1100000007 Created Sucessfully

Action.c(173): Registration 1100000007 Created Sucessfully

Action.c(175): The text of the status bar is “Registration 1100000007 Created Sucessfully”

Action.c(183): The value of parameter 1 in the status bar is “Registration 1100000007 Created Sucessfully”

Action.c(187): The value of parameter 2 in the status bar is “”

Action.c(189): The value of parameter 3 in the status bar is “”

Code – sapgui_status_bar_get_param(“1″,”value1”);

Example-I doesn’t extract the registration no when a standard get is performed instead the entire string is displayed in value1 of parameter


Example – II

Unlike in Example-I it does not extract the registration no using the standard LR functionality


Status bar message –  Registration 1100015969 Created Sucessfully

Output log

The value of parameter 1 in the status bar is “1100015969

The only additional step one has to do is copy this value to another parameter so it can use for other functionalities in the script

Now , lets deal with how we can resolve extracting the desired string/value shown in Example – I

We explore a concept of Tokenizer or Tokenism to achieve this

LR which uses C language has strtok functionality which is quite helpful and its usage is demonstrated below :


extern char * strtok(char * string, const char * delimiters );

We then define all the variables necessary

char line[50] = “”;  // char line[20];

int i; // incrementer

char reg_no[20];

char regno[10];

char val[4][30]; // output array of strings.

char separators[] = ” “; //space is delimeter

char * token;

As a next step we fetch and copy the status bar message to the line array defined

sapgui_status_bar_get_param(“1”, “value1”,LAST);

strncpy( line, lr_eval_string(“{value1}”), 40 );

In the next step lets start with the tokens itself

token = (char *)strtok(line, separators); // Get the first token

i = 1;

if (!token)


lr_output_message (“No tokens found in string!”);

return( -1 );


while (token != NULL )

{ // While valid tokens are returned

//lr_output_message (“%s”, token ); one can un-comment if needed

strcpy( val[i], token );   // Get next token:

token = (char *)strtok(NULL, separators);  // Get the next token

//token = strtok(NULL, separators); // Get the next token

i++; // increment


lr_output_message(“Val #1 is: %s”, val[1]); // Depending on which variable has the expected output

strncpy( reg_no, val[1], 10 ); //copy the value to reg_no

This also helps if you need to use the value in reg_no in the script for other functionality


Note – One can also use File methods to implement this.

char * filename1 = “C:\\Program Files\\HP\\LoadRunner\\scripts\\ZGATE\\registr_no.dat”;

long file;

int d;

once the extraction is completed put this in your code

d= atoi(reg_no);

then ,write the contents to the file

if ((file = fopen(filename1, “w+” )) == NULL)


lr_output_message(“Unable to create %s”, filename1);

return -1;






Dilip Mamidela , SAP India BLR

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