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How to: Change the Think Profile

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Using think times in a load test can be useful in creating more accurate load simulations. You can choose whether think times are used or ignored in load tests. To indicate that the think times in the Web performance tests should be used, change the think profile. The think profile applies to an entire scenario. If you want to use think times in some Web performance tests but not in others, you must add them to different scenarios. For more information about scenarios, see Editing Load Test Scenarios Using the Load Test Editor.

Initially, you set whether you use think times in your load tests when you create the load test using the New Load Test Wizard. For more information, see How to: Create a Scenario Used to Model User Activities, Tests, Browsers and Networks Using the New Load Test Wizard.

For more information about the settings, see Editing Think Times to Simulate Web Site Human Interaction Delays in Load Tests Scenarios.


For a complete list of the load test scenario properties and their descriptions, see Load Test Scenario Properties.

To change a think profile in a load test scenario

  1. From the Test project, open a load test.

    For more information about how to create a test project, see How to: Create and Configure Test Projects for Automated Tests.

    For more information about how to create a load test, see Creating and Editing Load Tests.

  2. In the Load Test Editor, click the scenario node where you want to change the Think Profile. The Think Profile is displayed in the Properties window. Press F4 to display the Properties window.

  3. Change the Think Profile property in the Properties window.

  4. After you have finished changing the properties, click Save on the File menu. You can then run your load test with the new think profile.