Common JMeter Dashboard Report – Applicable to all scenarios

Common Dashboard Report Generation

In the previous post, you have seen how to generate a JMeter Dashboard Report in proper format by doing some simple changes in “user.properties”. Those changes are simple but dedicated to a particular test. If you have another test with different transaction controller name then again you need to update the “user.properties” file especially the value of ‘jmeter.reportgenerator.exporter.html.series_filter’ line. This could be a hectic work when you have a large number of test plans or scripts. Hence there should a common setting which can generate JMeter dashboard report without updating the “user.properties” file every time. To solve this challenge, there are two methods:

Method 1:

Create a separate “user.properties” file for each Test Plan/Script and keep them in a folder and pass each as a parameter while doing command-line execution in Non-GUI mode.

Method 2:

Step 1: Goto to “/bin” folder of JMeter and open “user.properties” file using Notepad or Notepad++. Then go to the section “Reporting configuration” in the file. Make the changes as mentioned below:

Default values are:

#jmeter.reportgenerator.overall_granularity=60000
#jmeter.reportgenerator.apdex_satisfied_threshold=500
#jmeter.reportgenerator.apdex_tolerated_threshold=1500
#jmeter.reportgenerator.exporter.html.show_controllers_only=false

Modified values are:

jmeter.reportgenerator.overall_granularity=1000
jmeter.reportgenerator.apdex_satisfied_threshold=500
jmeter.reportgenerator.apdex_tolerated_threshold=1500
jmeter.reportgenerator.exporter.html.show_controllers_only=true
Changes in User Properties File for all scenarios
Figure 01: user.properties File

Step 2: Save the “user.properties” file

Step 3: Set the number of threads, loop count and test duration. Execute the test in Non-GUI mode using below command:

To run the test in Unix/Linux box. Use below command:

./jmeter.sh -n -t "<test JMX file>" -l "<test log file>" -e -o "<Path to output folder>"

Example: ./jmeter.sh -n -t “JPetStore.jmx” -l “JPetStoreLog.csv” -e -o “/home/JPetStoreProject/JPetStoreResult”

To run the test in Windows box. Use below command:

jmeter -n -t <test JMX file> -l <test log file> -e -o <Path to output folder>

Example: jmeter -n -t JPetStore.jmx -l JPetStoreLog.csv -e -o C:\JPetStoreProject\JPetStoreResult

The HTML Dashboard report generates in the provided folder. As per the above example, “JPetStoreResult” folder will have the generated Dashboard Report.

Step 4: Open the “index.html” file inside JPetStoreResult folder using Google Chrome (as Google Chrome supports the best) and navigate through different graphs present on the left side of the Report. You will get all the test stats and graphs as shown below:

JMeter-Dashboard-Report
Figure 02: JMeter HTML Dashboard Report

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