Renew Parallel Repeats

Document created by Chris Sommerstad Employee on Jul 21, 2017
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Use the Renew Parallel Repeats checkbox to renew the repeat settings for tracks, for sequenced clips in timed bands, as well as for containers in manually timed clips.

Renew Virtual Users on a Track

The Composition Editor, Track properties > General tab includes a Renew parallel repeats checkbox. Use this option to replace each virtual user with a new virtual user (parallel repeat) as it ends. Using this checkbox causes the count of parallel repeats to remain the same throught a test. The active tracks will remain the same in order to generate the specified load. Each track repeat gets a new repeat number (index).

For example, 100 Virtual Users have an index 0 to 99, but the 35th user ends, it is replaced by new user 100.

Note: Script authors should note that index computations might be affected if the track’s repeat index is in use in the track when this setting is applied.

Additionally, icons for track repeats reflect the currently select repeat option.

 - Serial

 - Parallel

 - Parallel with renew (shown on the track surface below)

Once Renew parallel repeats is checked in the track’s lower panel properties, the Virtual Users icon (shown right) indicates that as shown below.

Charts that use the track repeat instance for calculations are also affected by this change.

  • In General Mode, the Result Details widget may show more track repeat instances than the number of repeats specified (the 101 from the above example). Once again, only 100 are active at a time.
  • The “Virtual User” count in the “Fundamentals” widget counts the total number of Virtual Users ever created, so it may show a higher number than the number you specified (101 in the above example).
  • The “Current Virtual User” count in the “Fundamentals” widget, and the Virtual User Chart widget will always show the number of Tracks that are actually active (100 in the above example).

Renew Parallel Repeats in Sequenced Clips in a Timed Band

Renew parallel repeats can be set on sequenced test clips in a timed band by using the clip surface toggle option in timed clips. Using this checkbox causes the count of parallel repeats to remain the same. Choose this option to replace each clip with a new clip (parallel repeat) as it ends.

The icons for clip repeats have been updated for this release to better reflect the new option.

 - Serial

 - Parallel

 - Parallel with renew (on the clip surface shown above)

Whenever the clip is set to Parallel Repeat with Renew Parallel Repeats using the surface toggle, the Clip properties > General tab in the Composition Editor lower panel Renew parallel repeats checkbox is also checked (and vice versa).

Script authors should note that index computations might be affected if the clip’s repeat index is in use in the clip when this setting is applied.

If Repeat By, serial is set, the Renew Parallel Repeats checkbox is inactive. This option doesn’t appear for non-fixed repeat types.

Renew Parallel Repeats in Containers in a Manually Timed Clip

Renew parallel repeats can be set on containers (e.g. Pages, Groups, or Chains) in manually timed test clips.

The icons for container repeats are shown below:

 - Serial

 - Parallel

 - Parallel with renew (on the container surface shown above)

Repeats can be set via the clip surface for the given container by right clicking and selecting Add Repeat. Unlike renew parallel repeats in tracks or clips (in the Composition Editor), renew parallel repeats is set only using the Clip Editor lower panel container properties. To open these properties, select and double-click the container. When you do so, its properties tab opens in the lower panel display.

Whenever the container is set to Parallel Repeat with Renew Parallel Repeats checked (as shown above), then the container’s repeat icon reflects that state.

Script authors should note that index computations might be affected if the container’s repeat index is in use in the clip when this setting is applied.

If Fixed, serial is set, the Renew Parallel Repeats checkbox is inactive. This option doesn’t appear for non-fixed repeat types.

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