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How to: Set Page Response Time Goals in a Web Test

An important aspect of Web applications is the time it takes for each Web page to load. This is known as response time. When you create a Web test, you can set a response time goal for each Web page request in your Web test. The response time goal for a request is met only if the page and all the dependent requests on the page can be retrieved within the time specified by the goal. By default, there is no response time goal for the requests when you first create a Web test.

If you run your Web test under stress in a load test, you will be able to analyze each page for the following values:

  • The average response time for the page

  • The percent of test iterations that meet the response time goal for the page.

For more information, see How to: View Web Page Response Time in a Load Test.

Setting the Response Time Goal for a Request

To set a response time goal for a request

  1. Open a Web test.

    The Web Test Editor opens and the request tree for the Web test is displayed.

  2. In the request tree, select the request that you want to set the response time goal for.

  3. In the Properties window, enter a value for the Response Time Goal property.

    NoteNote

    To remove a response time goal, enter 0 for the value.

  4. On the File menu, click Save to save your Web test.

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