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  1. Export TrueLog files

    I would like to be able to post my Silk 4J test results in a format that all team members can view. I wish there were an option on the to export or saveas html for xlg files.

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  2. Make SilkMeter UAC compliant

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

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  4. 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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  6. 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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  7. Retrieve number of currently active virtual users (real time)

    While running a test, the number of active virtual users is available "real time" as Client-Side Measure (if enabled) across the entire workload and all agents.

    As this information is obviously available to the Performer Runtime, we would like to be able to query this number of VU using an appropriate function or API call (real time). Especially stopped (e.g. because of too many errors) or killed VU need to be considered correctly.

    None of the documented Silk Performer functions seems to expose this number (“close” functions are: GetRuntimes and GetDefinedUserTypeVus).

    Best would be a possibility to retrieve the number…

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  8. 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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  9. Ignoring recorded fwait values on playback

    Allow on Playback of the recorded script the capability to ignore any fwait values without running the workload in stress mode. We understand the purpose of the fwait, but would prefer the default of 0.00 to be used without having to modify every fwait that has a value greater than 0.

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  10. 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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  11. Ability to do extractions/parameterization from recorded true log in SilkPerformer

    Currently, SilkPerformer can not do extractions/parameterization from recorded true log. In LoadRunner, there is no need to run any replay before user can start extracting or adding text checks to the script. All of these can be done from the log captured during recording. Even when the script is changed and updated, the synchronization of the recorded log and the script is still maintained without any need to run Try Script.
    Advantages of the described approach for the customers scenario will enhance SilPerformer's usability.
    SI #2793265

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  12. IPv6 support for internal communication between controller and agents

    Support for IPv6 internal communication between controller and agents

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  13. "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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  14. 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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  15. .Net Explorer doesn't support for passing optional parameters to C# methods

    Currently Silk Performer 9.0 doesn't support passing optional parameters to C# methods. When I call methods without optional parameters, it throws exception "Missing Method" and when I pass all parameters it works fine. I strongly recommend Micro Focus to implement this feature.

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  16. 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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  17. Allow browser driven to record silverlight applications

    Allow browser driven projects to record silverlight applications. We are seeing more of these types of applications, and would be nice to be able to record them and do performance testing on them.

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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