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  • Custom Charts in Facilita Forecast Web This article will describe how to create your own custom realtime graphs in the Facilita Forecast Web Controller.   When running load tests, one of best places to get a quick overall idea of how a current test is executing is the charts window in the Facilita Forecast Test Controller. This is place where you can see ...
  • Re-initialising Facilita Virtual Users This article will explain how to gracefully re-use Facilita Forecast Virtual Users that exit in the initial workflow stages. The main notable benefit being you can better utilise the licensed capacity of your virtual users.  You may run into a situation where you encounter a decision that  is dependant on actions your script performed in ...
  • Synchronising access to the Facilita Shared Data Server The Facilita Shared Data Server (SDS) is a useful tool for sharing data between virtual users or for persisting data between test runs. For most usage, especially when you are using the SDS lists as FIFO or LIFO queues, there is generally no need to limit access to a single VU at a time. However if ...
  • Automatic transaction and timing name prefixes In this post I will explain how to set up automatic transaction prefixes depending on various situations. First let’s describe a situation where this would be needed. Imagine that you have several groups of users that use the same sub-sequence of scripts, e.g. Login scripts. Even though transactions are the same you may want to see ...
  • Using Shared Data Server (SDS) for Test Control – Individual User Control Facilita Forecast: I will kick off my series of SDS centric posts with how to use this service for individual user control. There may be an occasion that you have to stop one or several users because they have failed or are performing actions that are interfering with other virtual users; making your test invalid. The ...
  • Using Shared Data Server (SDS) for Test Control Ramp-Up Control In this post I will explain how to use Facilita Forecast Shared Data Server (SDS) to control user ramp-up  whilst executing a  Load  Test. Two occasions come to mind where this may come in useful: You need to find a breaking point, but you would like to have fine grained control of user ramp-up. E.g. 100 users ...
  • Linking third party libraries (Boost) with Forecast In this article I will explain how to set up Forecast so you can use third party libraries. This is an extremely powerful feature that allows you to leverage code written by others to solve common problems. In this example I will use Boost library as an example and Boost.Regex to be more precise. The first thing ...

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