Load Scheduler

Applies to ReadyAPI 3.53, last modified on June 26, 2024

Sometimes, you may want to postpone a scenario run from the test start. Also, you may want to stop a scenario after some period of time, while the entire test continues running. For instance, you may want to simulate a short peak load that starts with some delay after the test launch. In ReadyAPI, you can do it by using the Scheduler page.

API load testing with ReadyAPI: Load Scheduler

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Note that the scheduler just starts and stops the scenario according to the scheduled time and does not affect other settings. For example, when you use distributing testing, the scenario runs on the specified agents in the scheduled time. If you want to run the same scenario on different agents in a different time, you have to clone the scenario and configure it according to your needs.

Scheduling a Scenario

To schedule a scenario, use the Scenario Schedule Editor that is shown when you select the desired scenario in the test time line.

API load testing with ReadyAPI: Schedule Editor

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For each scenario, you can specify the following settings:

Option Description
Default Scheduling (Default) When this option is enabled, ReadyAPI does not use scheduling for this scenario and executes it during the entire test run.
Custom Scheduling If you enable this option, this scenario runs according to the specified schedule settings.
Delay Before Start Specifies the time when the test scenario starts.
Duration Specifies the duration of the scenario run.
Single Run If you enable this option, the scenario runs once during the test.
Repeat If you enable this option, the scenario runs iteratively. In this case, the Start At option also specifies a delay between each scenario run.

Set Using Time Unit

The Time unit drop-down list allows you to specify a suitable time unit for the scheduler.

Time Unit dropdown List

You can set the following time units:

  • Seconds
  • Minutes
  • Percent (Percentage of total load test time)
Time settings of the scenario schedule will not be converted when you change the time unit. So, if you select minutes instead of seconds, 30 second scenario delay will be set to 30 minutes, not to 0.5 minutes.

See Also

Test Duration
ReadyAPI Performance Licenses

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