LoadRunner – Text Check

As the name specified, text check is used to verify the presence of a word or string in the response coming from the server. It is a good practice to have a text check for each page in web script. In this article, you will get to know how and which text you can use as a ‘text check’ in LoadRunner.

How to add text check during recording?

1. While recording the script, select the text that you want to use as a text check on the web page.

2. Click the ‘Insert Text Check’ button on the VuGen floating bar.

LoadRunner Text Check
Figure 01: ‘Insert Text Check’ option on the Recording Bar

3. web_reg_find() function containing selected text, will be added in the script. VuGen always inserts the text check function (i.e. web_reg_find) before the web page request has the selected text. The placement for the text check function in the script is as same as the correction functions.

Which word/string can be a text check?

The content check function should contain a check text (word or string) that comes correctly in the response while executing the scenario. You can choose any unique word or string as a text content check appears on the page. In case your page is divided into many frames then use the text that appeared in the latest updated frame. Now, let’s have a look at the ‘Web Tours’ site and see how to select a text for a content check on each page:

a. Browse the URL
Text check could be: Welcome to the Web Tours site

LoadRunner Text Check - Web Tour

b. Login 
Text check could be: Welcome,

LoadRunner Text Check - Login Page

c. Click ‘Flights’
Text check could be: Find Flight

d. Select a flight
Text check could be: Flight departing

e. Payment Page
Text check could be: Payment Details

f. Invoice Page
Text check could be: Thank You

Refer to the GIF illustration for the above flow to add the text check in the LoadRunner (VuGen) script:


1. Check the ‘Enable image and text checks’ before replaying the script. 
Runtime Settings -> Internet Protocol -> Preferences -> Checks -> Enable image and text checks

LoadRunner Text Check - Runtime Settings
Figure 08: Runtime Settings

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