I am trying to test a list of sites with Jmeter.

I need to test a list of links from various sites using jmeter. The files are in a Excel column and I need to know their response time.

How do I accomplish this using jmeter?


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    Do you want to test only response time as single user or under load? If you want to see only response time of the sites as single user, then you can use gtmetrix.com
    – Bhavani
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 17:35
  • The response times you want to know, is that inclusive css, js, images and AJAX calls?
    – Patrick
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 18:17
  • Have a look here: asking. You likely get down votes for no research, no code and not trying. It seems like an homework question...
    – Ray Oei
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 19:22

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  1. Export your Excel file to CSV file, i.e. urls.csv and copy it to "bin" folder of your JMeter installation
  2. Create an empty JMeter Test Plan
  3. Add Thread Group to your Test Plan and set "Loop Count" to -1 (or tick "Forever" box)

    JMeter Thread Group

  4. Add CSV Data Set Config inside the Thread Group and configure it as follows:

    JMeter CSV Data Set Config

  5. Add HTTP Request sampler to your Test Plan and configure it like:

    JMeter HTTP

  6. Add View Results in Table listener to your Test Plan and run your test. You should see URLs, response time, and few other metrics in the listener.

    JMeter View Results Table

  • Will that fetch images, css files, js files and perform AJAX calls?
    – Patrick
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 18:09
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    No and no. For images, styles, scripts, fonts, etc. there is a checkbox Retrieve All Embedded Resources from HTML Files at "Advanced" tab of the HTTP Request sampler. AJAX requests needs to be defined in the same (or another) CSV file and put under Parallel Controller.
    – Dmitri T
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 18:52

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