I want to parameterize the filename textfield of CSV dataset config. I am writing into different files for every user that I'm using in JMeter, hence I need to parameterize the filename option in the CSV dataset config to read the files I create for every user. How can i do that?

I'm using a user-defined variable called csvFilename which I'm referring to as ${csvFilename} in the filename option of CSV dataset config element. I'm writing into this variable the path of the filename from a BSF post-processor:


(BFS post-process enables reading variables from JMeter). In the above line of code, a username is another variable that will change according to the username I fetch from a CSV file.

So my problem is that the variable ${csvFilename} is not replacing the file's path into the Filename textfield of CSV dataset config. Am I missing something?

  • I also tried this: I used a BeanShell script function in the path to place the username in the filename textfield of CSV dataset config like this: /home/abhijeet/load_test_plans/users/${__BeanShell(vars.get("username"))}.csv But this is not working too. Could someone please help me? Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 13:27

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Since I could not find any solution to this problem I'm facing I implemented a workaround for it by writing code into a BeanShell PreProcessor that would work like a CSV dataset config element.

The code i've written is:

import java.io.*;

String uname = vars.get("username");
System.out.println("Username at the preprocessor: "+uname);
String file_path="/home/abhijeet/load_test_plans/users//"+uname+".csv";
FileReader f = new FileReader(file_path);
BufferedReader reader = new BufferedReader(f);

String line = null;
String pt_id, first_name, last_name;
int file_counter = 0;
int gbcount = Integer.parseInt(vars.get("global_counter"));

while((line = reader.readLine()) != null){
    if(file_counter == gbcount){
        String[] fields = line.split(",");  
        pt_id = fields[0];  
        first_name = fields[1];
        last_name = fields[2];

    } else {

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