How to: Display Counters on Graphs
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How to: Display Counters on Graphs

You can add different kinds of data to a load test results graph by placing counters on the graph.

To display a particular counter on a load test graph

  1. Run a load test.

  2. To display detailed load test results, in the Test Results window, double-click the test result. You can do this while the test is running by double-clicking the In Progress result.

    Information about the test run is displayed. This includes the Counters pane.

  3. In the Counters pane, expand nodes in the hierarchy until you find the counter that you want to see displayed graphically.

    For example, to display the available memory on a computer where tests are running, expand Computers, expand the node for the computer, and then expand Memory. You will see the Available MBytes counter.

  4. On the load test toolbar, click Graphs.

    Four load test graphs are displayed.

  5. Click the graph on which you want to display the counter.

  6. Right-click the counter in the Counters pane and select Show Counter on Graph.

    - or -

    Drag a counter from the Counters pane to the graph.

    The selected counter is added to the graph and also to the graph's legend, which appears in the pane below the graphs.


    The response time built-in graphs can contain only their respective response time counters. If you try to place a counter on a graph on which it cannot be displayed, a dialog box informs you of that. Click OK to close the dialog box.

  7. To temporarily stop showing the data on the graph, clear the check box in the row in the legend.

  8. To remove the data from the graph, right-click the counter in the Counter column of the legend and select Delete.

    - or -

    Right-click the data line in the graph and select Delete.

    - or -

    Click the counter in the Counter column of the legend or the data line in the graph, and then press the Delete key.

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