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Total Requests returned by Web Surge understated?
Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. Total Requests returned by Web Surge understated?
  Jon
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  Jul 31, 2018 @ 12:41pm

I recently downloaded Web Surge (which is great, BTW) and I was using it to test some of my VFP web services just to get a feel for how it works. In running one of my tests, I noticed the counter that gets incremented in the status bar at the bottom of the screen was showing a larger number than the Total Requests displayed in the Test Results of the Output tab after the test is finished running. Also, the particular web service method I was testing actually writes a record to a DBF file for each request, and that number was also larger than the Total Requests displayed in the Output tab. Here are the numbers I received:

  • Output tab: 617
  • Last number observed in the status bar while the test was running: 753
  • Number of records written to my DBF: 774

Any idea why the Total Requests in the Output tab would be displaying a smaller value than what it appears it should be?

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Total Requests returned by Web Surge understated?
  Rick Strahl
  Jon
  Aug 1, 2018 @ 10:07am

I think what you're probably seeing is the warm up requests which aren't counted. WebSurge runs for a timeout you specify before requests are counted.

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Total Requests returned by Web Surge understated?
  Jon
  Rick Strahl
  Aug 1, 2018 @ 10:36am

Great, thank you--that makes perfect sense.

Jon

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Total Requests returned by Web Surge understated?
  Rick Strahl
  Jon
  Apr 25, 2019 @ 04:07pm

FWIW the latest update to WebSurge does a better job of completely separating out the warm up requests from the final test. When you run the test you'll see a separate count for the Warm up, which then resets and starts over when the full test runs.

The issue previously was - especially on short tests where the extra seconds really mattered - the request counts and summaries shown on the statusbar would be different than what would show in the final report. With the changes these numbers should now be in sync.

+++ Rick ---

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Total Requests returned by Web Surge understated?
  Jon
  Rick Strahl
  Apr 26, 2019 @ 07:12am

Thanks Rick, I will check that out. Much appreciated, as always.

Jon

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