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From Philippe Mouawad <philippe.moua...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Place holder for function execution / Variables evaluation
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:50:50 GMT
Thanks for information.
I feel this behavior should be in core.

To avoid another element, I think updating Flow Control Action is a good
candidate as it’s a sample about jmeter internals.

Thoughts?

Regards

On Monday, November 12, 2018, Andrey Pokhilko <apc4@ya.ru> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> There's already a plugin for that:
> https://jmeter-plugins.org/wiki/SetVariablesAction/
>
> It is exactly a sampler that is used to evaluate functions/variables.
>
> --
>
> Andrey Pokhilko
>
> 11.11.2018 20:53, Philippe Mouawad пишет:
> > Hello,
> > Frequently when using JMeter functions, users don't really know for
> certain
> > use cases where to put the function, here are few examples:
> >
> >    - Any function which output will not be used directly by sample
> >    parameters
> >    - Such type of functions:
> >       - https://jmeter-plugins.org/wiki/InterThreadCommunication/
> >    - you want to create a variable from the output of a function and
> update
> >    it on each iteration:
> >       - User Defined Variable is not an option as evaluation occurs on
> >       start of test
> >       - User Parameters being a preprocessor, it would be evaluated on
> each
> >       call, so you need to nest it inside a Flow Control Action, not very
> >       intuitive right ?
> >
> > I also remember when I started using JMeter that I found this part
> > counter-intuitive.
> >
> > I think it would be nice to have a solution for this, that would evaluate
> > the variables/functions exactly at the place where the call is present
> and
> > without generating any SampleResult.
> >
> > We could implement this:
> >
> >    - as an enhancement to Flow Control Action
> >    - as a new Sampler
> >
> > What's your thoughts on this ?
> >
> > Regards
> >
>


-- 
Cordialement.
Philippe Mouawad.

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