The Virtual Profile feature enables you to create a collection of values that can be used by different Application Perspective or Transaction Perspective agents when taking measurements.
This feature is typically used to allow different agents to use different logins and passwords for the same measurement. It can also be used for any situation when you want different agents to use different script values.
Virtual profile values are placed in a table, similar to a spreadsheet. You can create a set of fields and create any number of rows of data, either manually or by importing a CSV file.
The “Default” row in the virtual profile grid is reserved for recorder playback only. Only the rows below the default row are used in an actual measurements. The values in the grid can be cut/copied/pasted, and can be re-ordered any way you like. Associated values are displayed side-by-side, so it is easy to see all the values in each row that will be used in a script iteration.
Creating profiles manually
To create profiles manually:
- Click Add and specify the number of profiles you want to add.
- Enter fields one column at a time by entering the field name and clicking Add.
- Add the data for each profile in the columns you have created by clicking in the data area under each column.
Creating profiles from CSV files
You can import profile values from a CSV (comma separated value) file. When importing a CSV file, you can select whether to replace any existing profiles with the profiles in the file, or add them to the current list of profiles. You can also specify whether the first row of the imported file should be treated as the header row, which supplies the column names for the profile.
Whether you add profiles manually or by import, you can use the Check Profile Names for Uniqueness to ensure that no two profiles share the same profile name.