Load Testing: Dynamic Targets
A Dynamic Target is a unique parameter or variable used by the
application to generate information like a unique user ID or session ID. These values are generated by the
web server, sent to the browser which then later returns that value back to the
server, so that the application can match the new request to a previous HTTP transaction.
To accurately simulate users via virtual users, it is important to correctly return
these Dynamic Targets during the load test execution.
If Test Studio detected any possible Dynamic Targets in the HTTP traffic, a list of those
targets will be displayed. Select which Dynamic Targets the load test should
use while running the test by checking the box next to the name of the Dynamic
Each dynamic target lists four properties:
- Name: The name of the parameter or variable from the original URL.
- From: The step number of the response in which the target was detected.
- To: The step number of the request in which the target will be used.
- Original Context: The portion of the response URL containing the target.