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How to: Add a Comment to a Running Load Test Using the Load Test Analyzer

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After you have created the load test by using New Load Test Wizard, and edited its settings and configuration options, you can run your load test to verify that it is working correctly and view how your application responds to the load simulation. For more information, see Creating and Editing Load Tests.


Before running a load test, make sure that all the Web performance and unit tests that are contained in the load test will pass when they are run by themselves. You can verify the tests by running them from either the Test Explorer or Test View windows, or from the Web Performance Test Editor. For Web performance tests with data-binding, run through all the data values.

While a test is running, you can add a description and an analysis comment that will be stored permanently with the load test result using the Load Test Analyzer.

The description that you enter also displays in the Description column associated with the load test in the Open and Manage Test Results dialog box in the Load Test Editor. For more information, see How to: Access Load Test Results for Analysis. Additionally, the comments are displayed when you create an Excel report for the load test results. For more information, see Reporting Load Tests Results for Test Comparisons or Trend Analysis.

Analysis dialog for adding load test notes

To add a comment to a running a load test

  1. Start to run a load test. For more information, see How to: Run a Load Test.

  2. While the load test is running, in the Load Test Analyzer's toolbar, click Add Analysis Notes.

    The Analysis dialog box is displayed.

  3. In the Description text box, type a description.

  4. In the Analysis test box, type your analysis comment.

    For more information, see Load Test Analyzer Overview.