Silk Performer Feature Requests

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  1. Option to Edit bounds in TrueLogs

    When you left-click and parse a value in TrueLog the bounds selected are sometimes not "long" / unique enough. Currently I edit the script after the fact however it would be great to be able to edit the default bounds in the Truelog.

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  2. Option to turn off "SetEncoding" recording

    Script gets really messy with all the "ToEncoding" statements added by Truelog. My website is always English, and my agents are all English Lang.

    For me Encoding just makes the script unnecessarly cpml;lex when I want to edit parsing bounds

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  3. Change the color scheme of the horizontal & vertical scroll bars in the new Test Summary pages

    In the Baseline Summary page the horizontal scroll is not too visible. I think the grey color theme could be changed such that both the vertical and horizontal bars are seen easily. If the screen is re-sized, the Next Steps and Help topic sections are not displayed in view.

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  4. Make SilkMeter UAC compliant

    Currently you cannot use mobile licensing in SilkMeter with UAC enabled, this causes problems in a secure envirnoment

    2 votes
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  5. enhance .net explorer to allow the addition of endpoints through the gui if the wsdl doesnt have them predefined.

    enhance .net explorer to allow the addition of endpoints through the gui if the wsdl doesnt have them predefined.

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  6. upgrades & licensing

    Please make it less cumbersome to upgrade, e.g., from version 9.0 to 9.5, version 9.5 to version 10, and earlier all require one to resubmit the MAC address and jump through hoops to get a new license, even if the license server or PC has not changed - seems like it should not take another day or two to re-license the same machine as the earlier version of Silk Performer was installed upon.

    5 votes
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  7. Ability to run scripts sequentially, one after the other.

    I wanted to run a single user test, meaning at any given time only 1 user should be there in the system, with about 20 scripts for an application. There wasn't any easy way to do this as I had to use the same logic (project attributes) at 20 different locations. Time consuming really. An option to execute scripts one after the other would help a great deal.

    7 votes
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  8. License server details in Help | About

    Have an entry in Help | About showing which license server provides the licenses in the same dialogue.

    Saves some time checking which server is currently used in the LS config manager.

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  9. Viewing Coordinates for Citrix within TrueLog Explorer

    It would be very usefull to view the coordinates (X/Y and Size) on the citrix screen inside the TrueLog Explorer.

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  10. Feature to Restart Transaction

    Currently within Silk Performer, there is an option to exit a transaction if a specific error occurs, for example with the use of an event handle:

    if GetErrorCode(GetLastError()) = 71 then

     RaiseError(0, "Verification Error Transaction Exit", SEVERITY_TRANS_EXIT );
    

    It would be beneficial, if there was functionality within Silk Performer that would allow the restarting of a transaction

    9 votes
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  11. ip spoofing with BDLT

    It would be nice if SILK PERFORMER would support ip spooing in the Browser Driven Load Test mode, as it currently will not support this presently. Given how much more we are using the BDLT mode as opposed to HTML/HTTP, this would certainly be a nice to have feature.

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  12. Mobile Load test capability should support BDLT

    Many mobile site is made by AJAX technology. SilkPerformer is change to user-agent only.

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  13. "Instance Count" - Default is 2 in SCM - it should be 1

    Very bad idea to have same agent running 2 tests - especially if you are using BDLT

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    what is the scenario? usually the agent is locked for simultaneous test executions. The default 2 is due to an error being raised if a test is executed right after a previous one. While the agent is shutting down, a new agent should be allowed to be started. If the scenario requires a 1 explicitly a workaround is available via SCM

  14. should add more parameter type, for example date, generate data by pattern...

    though can be done by programming, but lots of tester in china they are not experienced progrommer.

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  15. transactions/sec per user type

    Overview report's Summary tables section provides transaction count and throughput (1/sec, 1/min, 1/h) on a global level.
    It can be useful to get this information for each user type. This information should preferably computed not based on each "sub-transaction" but on complete business transactions executed by VUs.

    IE,:

    transactions

    TInit : begin;
    
    T1 : 1;
    T2 : 2;
    TEnd : end;

    Trans/sec should be based on count of complete loop executed (T1+T2+T2=1 business transaction)

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  16. error rate

    It is rather common to fix as of acceptability criteria a maximal rate of error.
    Overview report's user types section provides #Transaction OK and #Transaction failed. But error rate must be manually calculated. Can be a good think to get this information built-in the report.

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  17. export/import user profiles

    For our test campaigns we generally reuse same user profiles from project to project. It would be glad to have a small tool allowing to export/import user profiles, allowing to store them out of individual project into a kind of user profiles repository.

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  18. PCOIC Protocol

    A current need we are seeing is to SilkPerformer support the PCOIC protocol. This protocol governs the connectivity of VMWARE infrastructure products such as VDI solutions. We need a way to test this infrastructure such as logging into a VMs and putting load on VMs by using Microsoft Products such as IE and Office (Outlook, IM Messenger) and even Eclipse.

    12 votes
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  19. It would be nice to be able to customize the cross load test reports.

    Woud like to be able to include/exclude certain things from the report. Like custom Timers, Page Timers etc.

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  20. Datasource explorer

    have data source explorer like in visual studio for adding databases, csv files and also xml files and other data sources for data driven tests. Also the ability to strip files when data has been used and other parameters like loop back to start at the end of a file and stop a test when data is finished.

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