Running a Selenium script recorded using Selenium IDE along with JMeter involves integrating the Selenium WebDriver with JMeter. This allows you to execute the recorded Selenium script as part of a performance test in JMeter. Below are the steps to achieve this:
Step 1: Install JMeter
Ensure you have JMeter installed on your system. You can download the latest version of JMeter from the Apache JMeter website (https://jmeter.apache.org/download_jmeter.cgi).
Step 2: Add Selenium/WebDriver Support to JMeter
To enable Selenium support in JMeter, you need to add the necessary plugins:
Download the "WebDriver Sampler" plugin (https://jmeter-plugins.org/get/).
Place the downloaded .jar file into the "lib/ext" folder of your JMeter installation.
Step 3: Create a Test Plan in JMeter
Open JMeter and create a new Test Plan:
Right-click on "Test Plan" and select "Add" -> "Threads (Users)" -> "Thread Group".
Right-click on the Thread Group and select "Add" -> "Config Element" -> "HTTP Cookie Manager" to manage cookies.
Right-click on the Thread Group and select "Add" -> "Sampler" -> "jp@gc - WebDriver Sampler".
Step 4: Configure the WebDriver Sampler
In the WebDriver Sampler, you'll set up the browser and provide the Selenium script recorded using Selenium IDE:
Click on the "WebDriver" tab in the WebDriver Sampler.
Choose the desired browser (e.g., Chrome or Firefox).
If necessary, specify the path to the browser executable in the "Browser Executable Path" field.
In the "Script" section, paste the recorded Selenium script.
Step 5: Run the Test Plan
Once you have configured the WebDriver Sampler with the Selenium script:
Save your JMeter Test Plan.
Click on the "Play" button or select "Run" -> "Start" from the menu to execute the test.
JMeter will now run the Selenium script along with other samplers and components in the Test Plan.
Ensure that the browsers (e.g., Chrome, Firefox) and corresponding WebDriver binaries are installed on the machine where you run the test.
Keep in mind that running Selenium scripts with JMeter can consume significant resources, and the number of threads/users you configure in the Thread Group will determine the concurrency level.
With these steps, you can successfully run a Selenium script recorded using Selenium IDE along with JMeter to perform performance testing and measure the response times of your web application under different loads.