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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 52214] New: Save Responses to a file - improve naming algorithm
Date Sat, 19 Nov 2011 01:06:48 GMT
By the way, I'm already working on a patch for this - just wanted to
get the ideas noted down.

On 19 November 2011 00:41,  <bugzilla@apache.org> wrote:
> https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=52214
>
>             Bug #: 52214
>           Summary: Save Responses to a file - improve naming algorithm
>           Product: JMeter
>           Version: unspecified
>          Platform: PC
>        OS/Version: Windows XP
>            Status: NEW
>          Severity: enhancement
>          Priority: P2
>         Component: Main
>        AssignedTo: issues@jmeter.apache.org
>        ReportedBy: sebb@apache.org
>    Classification: Unclassified
>
>
> At present, the numeric suffixes generated by Save Responses to a file create
> file names that do not sort correctly.
>
> This could be fixed by using sufficient leading zeros when generating the
> number.
>
> However, subsequent test runs would re-use the same numbers, so it might also
> be useful to append a timestamp (e.g. YYYYMMDD-HHMM) for the start of a run.
>
> So the generated name stem would become:
>
> <prefix><timestamp><fixed width number>.
>
> An alternative scheme to ensure uniqueness and chronological sorting would be
> to use the result of System.nanoTime(), or System.currentTimeMillis() or an
> ISO-format timestamp (with milliseconds).
>
> Such timestamps have the advantage that the capture time is encoded in the file
> name. However the disadvantage is that duplicates are not impossible, and there
> will be gaps in the numbering scheme.
>
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