Data correlation is reusing values returned by a tested web server in subsequent requests in load tests. You use data correlation when testing web servers that send dynamic data to clients. This way you can make sure that the load test runs successfully.
This section explains how to capture dynamic values generated by the tested web servers and replace hard-coded values in your recorded scenarios with those dynamic values.
In This Section
Explains what data correlation is and when you need to use it.
Describes how LoadComplete correlates simulated request data automatically.
Describes how to command LoadComplete to correlate dynamic parameters in recorded scenarios automatically.
Describes how LoadComplete correlates dynamic parameters, for which data correlation rules are not defined.
Describes how to create custom correlation rules that LoadComplete will use to correlate dynamic parameters automatically.
Describes how to correlate dynamic parameters automatically via the Correlate Request and Response Parameters wizard.
Describes how to correlate dynamic parameters manually.
Describes how the Scenario editor depicts data correlation between requests and responses in scenarios.
Explains why you need to decode or encode extracted data and describes how to define conversion rules.
Explains how you can modify extracted data before you use it in subsequent requests.
Explains how you can configure LoadComplete to handle various errors that may occur in tests when correlating data.
Related Topics of Interest
Describes the correlation rules defined in LoadComplete and how LoadComplete uses them to correlate parameters.
Explains how you can capture dynamic parameter values generated by the tested web application into variables.
Explains how you can replace recorded parameter values in requests sent to the tested web application with dynamically extracted values.
Explains how you can replace recorded values in requests with data from external sources or with data LoadComplete generates.
Explains how to retarget requests in a scenario to a web server whose URL is extracted from an external source or from a previous server response.
Explains why it is important to use appropriate test data and describes typical cases when data modification is needed.
A quick tutorial that explains how to correlate dynamic parameters in recorded scenarios.