Silk Performer Feature Requests

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  1. Persisting changes to the active profile

    I've been convinced by support that adding jQuery to:

    settings

    /active profile

    /record

    /web browser driven

    / Recording tab

    so that I end up with something like:

    CHECKED, DISABLED, style, width, height, size, __, class, JQuery*

    is a good thing.

    Could you please make this so we can make the change globally and keep it, as opposed to having to edit each individual / new project to add this value? It would save users valuable time having to go back and troubleshoot the same issues over and over.

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  2. Command Line option allowing to stop a load test run

    Currently It is allowing to start or abort a load test run through command line.

    It will be nice, if we could even stop / kill currently active load test.

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  3. Project Agents - Check

    In Silk Performer 10 and 15 when one checks the project agents the application returns the agents name (or IP address, depending upon how one entered the agent's name); STATUS [OK], the processors on the agent machine, the amount of memory, the OS Version Number, and the Agent Version Number. It sure would be nice to report back the version of Internet Explorer on the machine for BDLT testing, since the versions of IE have to match. We have 18 agent machines in 2 computer labs and folks are quite frequently trying out other versions of IE - which blows…

    5 votes
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  4. Introduce support for RDP protocol

    It would be good to have Silk Performer introduce support to RDP protocol.

    35 votes
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  5. Imporovement of SP Workbench Editor

    Have been working with scripts with length upto 17 thousands. I would like to suggest few tips for improvement of Silk Performer Workbench Editor , it should not only add lines but should also add features of modern text editors like :
    1. Folding a part of script based on function : Often a recorded script has events which record lines as long as 1000s. It becomes tedious to scroll and navigate across script. If editor has the feature to fold such parts it would add great help for scrolling scripts up-down.
    2. Column Selection : There should be some…

    5 votes
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  6. Support for EJB 3.0

    Standard has changed between ejb 2.3 and 3.0, so this is to request official support for ejb 3.0.

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  7. Ability to record browser presented in an appplication that is presented through Citrix

    Most of the organisations using virtualisation and presenting applications through Citrix. With the current Citrix & Citrix Web Interface we are unable to record browser interactions that are presented within an application.

    User will be logging in to his Citrix session and opens the applications for a busines process. Some of these business process open a browser within the application.

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  8. Browser Driven scripts need to raise errors for http4xx and 5xx responses.

    By default, a browser driven script does not raise an error for an action that results in a http4xx or 5xx error unless the script explicitly verifies some DOM information on the page that might indicate that there was an error. In many pages one might not see an effect from the DOM layer that an error has happened. If there was a 404 error on a missing gif that is used for on screen formatting (blank.gif) one wouldn't really see it. Sometimes a javascript request for a page may return a 400 or a 500 error as well. The…

    6 votes
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  9. Provide features to filter results (Timer/Transactions/Scripts)

    Please provide features to filter results after a testrun.
    So it would be great to hide specific page/custom timer or just hide TInit/TEnd Transactions. Furthermore I would appreciate if it would be possible to hide whole Scripts. Maybe you habe a test where also a monitoring script was executed but you don't want to see this in the Overview Report.

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  10. Specify Timer names for Browser Driven Functions

    Within the Browser Driven Load Testing feature, Silk Performer will record timer names for the likes of BrowserClick etc, based on the content of the XPath locator string of an element.

    It would be good to have a feature within Silk Performer that would allow you to manually specify the named assign to a function during record, whether it be recording at the Protocol level or via the Browser Driven approach

    13 votes
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  11. provide breakpoint to debug the scripts

    while debugging the scripts we dont have an option to create breakpoints to stop at a particular place.

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  12. restart users in loadtest

    During a load test it can occur that user fail and stop running (halted state). Currently there is no way to restart the user if it fails.
    This means that you wont reach your pre-defined load. The only way to get your load is to restart the test run.

    Being able to restart users during a test run will result in a valid test instead of stopping and starting a new test run.

    34 votes
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  14. Show the line numbers in the editor window

    Line numbers to the left of the source code would be very handy.

    Almost all IDE have the ability to show the line numbers on one side or the other. Even the UNIX editor vi has the ability to display line numbers. Silk Test also shows line numbers within its editor for its scripts.

    This is a duplicate of the following Feature Request that was disabled. What is the point of user voice, if Micro Focus disables feature requests and does not allow customers to provide feedback for the features they want?

    http://borland.uservoice.com/forums/163511-silk-performer-feature-requests/suggestions/3324536-show-the-line-number-in-the-source-code

    24 votes
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  15. "apply to all instances" when using the TrueLog Customize Value option

    From the TrueLog, you have the ability to right-click and use the Customize Value option. This option allows you to customize data and pull the data from a file. However, you have to manually do this for all occurrences of the data within the script. We would like to see a checkbox to "apply change to all instances" within the script. This saves the user from having find each occurrence and make the same exact change throughout the entire script.

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  16. The ability to add script variables to the Monitor via Select Monitor Columns

    The Silk Performer Monitor window allows the "Select Monitor Columns" option to add/hide columns in the monitor window. We would like the ability to add script variables as columns to the monitor window. This would allow us to "monitor" variable data during a run. Using the Print function works during a small user set, but the data scrolls off the screen too quickly when running a larger scale test.

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  17. allow older versions in license

    Performer used to have "allow older version" option built into the new license - this meant you could upgrade and half the team could continue to use the old version to complete testing while new projects were started on the newer version.

    Think it was removed when the different VUs (Web, Standard,Premium) were added.

    Please bring this feature back!

    At the minute you get 90 days after upgrading to continue to use the old version - you are supposed to remove the old license after this time - this is impossible to remember.
    It would be much easier it the…

    11 votes
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  18. SP hardcoded to pick latest version of Visual studio add-on, Adding option to pick required VS version is a great feature.

    SP is hard coded to pick latest version of visual studio, It will be good feature, if Silk performer had option to pick different versions of .Net Addon i.e. with Visual Studio 2008/2010/2012.

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  19. Add functionality/button to retrieve remote agent .tsd files

    Add functionality/button to retrieve remote agent .tsd files when there is an issue in getting them to the controller; currently, they have to be manually copied which is very time consuming. NOTE: This would only work BEFORE another test had been started.

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  20. keep columns in same order

    With Silk Performer 10 reports, under the SLOWEST ACTIONS (Action Time) timings are reported left to right Min Avg Max.

    Under the TRANSACTIONS timings are reported left to right Avg Min Max. Same for PAGE AND ACTION TIMERS.

    It would be nice if these matched up and there was consistency with respect to column placements as frequently you are looking at a page without the column headings on it and this results in having to do a lot of unnecessary cross checking.

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