Writing regular expression for below code

<select name="fromPort" class="form-inline">
        <option value="Paris">Paris</option>
        <option value="Philadelphia">Philadelphia</option>
        <option value="Boston">Boston</option>
        <option value="Portland">Portland</option>
        <option value="San Diego">San Diego</option>
        <option value="Mexico City">Mexico City</option>
        <option value="São Paolo">São Paolo</option>
    <h2>Choose your destination city:</h2>
    <select name="toPort" class="form-inline">
        <option value="Buenos Aires">Buenos Aires</option>
        <option value="Rome">Rome</option>
        <option value="London">London</option>
        <option value="Berlin">Berlin</option>
        <option value="New York">New York</option>
        <option value="Dublin">Dublin</option>
        <option value="Cairo">Cairo</option>

I am using but it is capturing all the drop-down values from different drop-down list. I need values to be separated by fields

1 Answer 1


Be aware that using Regular Expressions for extracting values from HTML responses might not be the best idea as:

  • Regular expressions would be hard to create and maintain
  • Regular expressions will be very sensitive to markup change, i.e. new line or attribute order will run your test

I would recommend going for CSS/JQuery Extractor instead

  1. Add CSS/JQuery Extractor as a child of the request
  2. Configure it as follows:

    • Name of created variable: anything meaningful, i.e. from
    • CSS/JQuery expression: select[name=fromPort] > option
    • Attribute: value
    • Match No. -1
  3. It will generate the following matches:

    JMeter CSS/JQuery Extractor Matches

  4. Resulting in the next JMeter Variables

    JMeter CSS Jquery Extractor Generated Variables

  5. Now you will be able to refer them as:

    • ${from_1} - will result in Paris
    • ${from_2} - will return Philadelphia
    • etc.
  • Thanks a lot for your help sir. Yes it does work. CaN we use it for below as well? <input type="hidden" value="43" name="flight"> <input type="hidden" value="472.56" name="price"> <input type="hidden" value="Virgin America" name="airline"> Oct 3, 2018 at 2:59

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