I have added the Step-by-step debugger via the JMeter plugins manager but I don't have any idea how to start using it. Any suggestions on how I can start using it for debugging purposes?
Given successful installation you should be able to see
Step-by-Step Debugger entry under "Run" section of JMeter's main menu:
On start you will see debugger window where you will be able to inspect JMeter Variables, JMeter Properties, evaluate expressions and see JMeter log file
- Make sure you have latest JMeter version, you can always grab one on JMeter Downloads page
- Make sure you have latest Step-by-Step Debugger plugin version, JMeter Plugins Manager can be used for installing plugins and keeping them up-to-date
Refer to A Step-by-Step Debugger for JMeter - It’s Not a Dream Anymore for comprehensive usage instructions.
You can move to debugging your script in following way:
Step 1 : Create the script as per your business requirement. Here i have created one sample test plan for the reference where i have setup all required things as mentioned in snap :
Step 2: If debug plugin has successfully installed then it will appear in the strip right below the menu bar, click on it
It will open new debug window where you will see the debug options as shown in the below snap :
Step 3 : Now select the Test Plan and click on the Start button, It will start debugging your script
Test plan component will display highlighted which is currently being executing , to move the next step click on Step Over Button, Here you can analyze your script the flow and variables, logs and so many things as options are there.
Note: Jmeter 3.0 and 3.1 supports
blazemeter step by step debugger plugin version 3.0.
blazemeter step by step debugger plugin version 4.0 supported by Jmeter 3.2