JMeter Script Recording – All You Need To Know

In today’s software’s evolution, development is getting more complex. And the software testing methods need to be upgraded to match the development criteria. Here, we learn how to record the browser interactions in JMeter.

What is Record Testing?

Record Testing is a method of script recording which aids in testing the activity against the target. Out of various software testing approaches, JMeter is tone most preferred tool. The JMeter works similar to proxy along with HTTP(S) Test Script Recorder.

A proxy can be defined as a component between you and the remote server similar to man-in-the-middle. But here, the user spy’s on himself. It can be said as one most advanced tool in software testing to avoid complex browser interactions.

Before we start our work on JMeter, we might be confirming that we are sure of the following:

  • Apache JMeter
  • Java 6 or higher versions
  • Mozilla Firefox

How to record a Script?

In order to record a Script, the following process needs to be followed:

  • HTTP Proxy Server setup
  • Recording the activities
  • Test Plan running
  • Saving the Test Result

Here is a detailed explanation on the working of JMeter Script Recording:

  1. Start JMeter and Select a Test Plan
  2. Right Click Test Plan and add a Thread Group
  3. Add HTTP Request and enter Server name or IP of the website of which we need to record the Script.
  4. Then, add a Recording Controller. Right-click Thread Group, select Login Controller and add Recording Controller.
  5. Add HTTP(S) Test Script Recorder. This helps the JMeter to work as a proxy. Right-click on Test Plan, choose Non-Test Elements and add HTTP(S) Test Script Recorder.
  6. Set Port Number and Target Controller on which the script needs to be recorded. Click on Start Button to run the JMeter proxy server.
  7. Before recording website activity, open Firefox browser and change proxy settings. Click on Network Settings, select Manual Proxy Configuration and set port number the same as HTTP(S) Test Script Recorder.
  8. Now open the website in firefox browser as an HTTP Request. Then open JMeter and check events under the Recording Controller.
  9. All the events took place while loading the website will be recorded as a script in JMeter.
  10. Now the result to test the script

This is how Record Testing works in JMeter.