Controller Output Messages Window

This window displays error, notification, warning, debug, and batch messages that are sent to Controller by the Vusers and load generators during a scenario run.

To access

Windows > Controller Output Messages

Important information
  • The Summary tab is displayed by default when you open this window.

  • Analysis searches for the output data in the current Analysis session. If the data is not found, it searches in the scenario results folder. If Analysis cannot locate the results folder, no messages are displayed.

Summary Tab

This tab displays summary information about the messages sent during a scenario run.

UI Element Description

Displays the full text of the selected output message in the Detailed Message Text area at the bottom of the Output window.

Remove all messages. Clears all log information from the Output window.

Export the view. Saves the output to a specified file.

  • Freeze. Stops updating the Output window with messages.

  • Resume. Resumes updating the Output window with messages. The newly updated log information is displayed in a red frame.

Detailed Message Text

Displays the full text of the selected output message when you click the Details button.

Generators

Displays the number of load generators that generated messages with the specified message code.

Help

Displays an icon if there is a link to troubleshooting for the message.

Message Code

Displays the code assigned to all similar messages. The number in parentheses indicates the number of different codes displayed in the Output window.

Sample Message Text

Displays an example of the text of a message with the specified code.

Scripts

Displays the number of scripts whose execution generated messages with the specified code.

Total Messages

Displays the total number of sent messages with the specified code.

Type

The type of message being displayed. The following icons indicate the various message types.

  • Batch

  • Debug

  • Errors

  • Notifications

  • Warnings

  • Alerts

For more information about each type, see Type of Message below.

Type of Message

Filters the output messages to display only certain message types. Select one of the following filters:

  • All messages. Displays all message types.

  • Batch. Sent instead of message boxes appearing in Controller, if you are using automation.

  • Debug. Sent only if the debugging feature is enabled in Controller. (Expert mode: Tools > Options > Debug Information). For more information, see "Options > Debug Information Tab" on page 242.

  • Errors. Usually indicate that the script failed.

  • Notifications. Provides runtime information, such as message sent using lr_output_message.

  • Warnings. Indicates that the Vuser encountered a problem, but the scenario continued to run.

  • Alerts. Indicates a warning.

Vusers

Displays the number of Vusers that generated messages with the specified code.

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Filtered Tab

This tab displays a drilled down view by message, Vuser, script, or load generator. For example, if you drill down on the Vuser column, the Filtered tab displays all the messages with the code you selected, grouped by the Vusers that sent the messages.

UI Element Description

Previous/Next View. Enables you to move between the various drill down levels.

Displays the full text of the selected output message in the Detailed Message Text area at the bottom of the Output window.

Export the view. Saves the output to a specified file.

Refreshes the Filtered tab with new log information that arrived in the Output window updated in the Summary tab.

<Message icon>

Displays an icon indicating the type of message by which the current Output view is filtered.

Active Filter

Displays the category or categories by which the current Output view is filtered.

Viewed By

Displays the name of the column on which you selected to drill down. The following icons indicate the various message types:

  • Batch

  • Debug

  • Errors

  • Notifications

  • Warnings

  • Alerts

Detailed Message Text

Displays the full text of the selected output message when the Details button is selected.

Message

Displays all instances of the sample message text.

Script

The script on which the message was generated. If you click the blue link, VuGen opens displaying the script.

Action

The action in the script where the message was generated. If you click the blue link, VuGen opens the script to the relevant action.

Line #

The line in the script where the message was generated. If you click the blue link, VuGen opens the script and highlights the relevant line.

# Lines

The total number of lines in the script where the Vuser failed.

Time

The time the message was generated.

Iteration

The iteration during which the message was generated.

Vuser

The Vuser that generated the message.

Generator

The load generator on which the message was generated. If you click the blue link, the Load Generator dialog box opens.

# Messages

The number of messages generated by a specific Vuser.

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