The debug panel allows you to view the requests and responses played during the record of the Virtual User and during a Validate VU.
You can use the LEFT and RIGHT drop down lists to select an occurrence. When a different occurrence is selected in each of these lists, the Debug panel will switch to Comparison mode.
To revert back to the Detailed mode, just select the same occurrence in both LEFT and RIGHT lists.
If you create a Virtual User by hand (without importing a HAR), recorded requests and responses are not present. You may run a Validate VU to get requests / responses.
|Save as recorded||This action will overwrite the recorded response with the new one. Be careful, it cannot be undone.|
|Open in a new tab||Sends the response content in a new browser tab to attempt rendering it.|
In this section you can see the timings of requests.
There are two breakdowns available:
- Response time into Connect time/Latency/Elapsed time,
- Transferred data into Sent request/Response headers/Response body.
The recorded shows timings from your browser, they can be very different from timings of the validations executed from our cloud agents.
When only one occurrence is available or, the same occurrence is selected in both LEFT and RIGHT drop down lists, the detailed mode is activated.
This means you have access to the same functions as the code editor available throughout OctoPerf:
On top of this, bodies can be formatted in various languages. We always try to pick the most relevant one, but if the detection fails you can always change it manually with the button.
This only affects the display, the actual content is not modified.
When a different occurrence is selected in LEFT and RIGHT drop down lists, the debug panel switches to comparison mode. In that mode the text editor is slightly less powerful but instead you can use it to compare Headers or bodies across different occurrences:
|Click to lock/unlock the left and right scroll bars.|
|CTRL+F||Open search dialog, enter search text or regexp then press enter to submit search.|
|CTRL+G||Go to next occurrence of search result.|
|SHIFT+CTRL+G||Go to previous occurrence of search result.|
When a Processor like the regex processor is selected, the debug panel will instead display the results of this extractor for the selected response occurrence: