Options > Runtime File Storage tab

This tab enables you to specify where LoadRunner Professional should save runtime files.

To access
Tools > Options > Runtime File Storage tab
Important information
The runtime file storage options described below apply to all the load generators in a scenario. To change the settings for an individual load generators see Load Generator Configuration > Runtime File Storage tab.
Relevant tasks
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User interface elements are described below:

UI Element
Scripts and results stored
The default location for storing scripts and results:
  • On the current Vuser machine. LoadRunner Professional saves the runtime files on the load generator that is running the Vuser script.

    Note: If you select this option, you must collate the results before you can perform any analysis. You can wait for LoadRunner Professional to collate the results when you launch Analysis, or you can collate results by choosing Results > Collate Results. Alternatively, select Results > Auto Collate Results to automatically collate the results at the end of each scenario run.
  • On a shared network drive. To use this option, you save the Vuser scripts at a shared network location, and define a shared network location where LoadRunner Professional saves the scenario results. For details, see Runtime file storage locations.

    Note: If you select this option, you may need to perform path translation. Path translation ensures that the specified results folder is recognized by the remote load generator. For information about path translation, see Path translation.
Default remote host temporary directory
The default temporary folder (User Temp) for all load generator machines used during run time by LoadRunner Professional and LoadRunner Enterprise.
Do not transfer the parameter files to remote hosts
Instructs the Controller not to send .dat files to the load generator machine. This is useful if you know that the load generator machines already have access to the .dat files, or if the .dat file size is exceptionally large.

This only applies to scripts and groups added from this point onward—it will not affect scripts or groups that have already been added to the scenario. To exclude .dat files for these scripts, open the Files tab in the Script Information dialog box dialog box, and manually deselect the check boxes adjacent to these files.

If you want to include a specific .dat file, you can do so by manually selecting the file in the Files tab of the Script Information dialog box dialog box. Manually selecting a file will override this global setting.

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