What's new in 2021
This topic introduces the new features and improvements for LoadRunner Developer and the DevWeb engine, version 2021.
Enhanced DevWeb integration with LRC/LRE
The integration with LRC/LRE from your IDE (using ScaLRD) includes the following enhancements:
- You can use continue mode to continue monitoring test progress for tests on LRC or LRE.
- You can configure Vuser distribution for locations in LRC in the lrc_uploader.yml file.
You can define names for the Test Plan, Test Set, and Test Set Folder used in LRE in the lre_uploader.yml file.
For details, see Run tests on LRC/LRE from your IDE.
API testing enhancements
DevWeb scripts for API testing include the following enhancements:
Generation of correlation appliers and extractors for API function calls in the script.
- Ability to regenerate the API functions without overwriting the main.js file.
For details, see API testing with DevWeb.
Define first data row for parameters
You can now define the first line of data to be used in parameter files during script execution.
For details, see Parameter resource file (parameters.yml).
Support for gRPC protocol
The DevWeb engine now supports the gRPC communication protocol when replaying DevWeb scripts, with support for unary and client-streaming RPC requests.
Script replay enhancements
The following options are now supported for script replay:
Code generation enhancements
This version includes the following code generation enhancements:
- Parameterization of server names during code generation. For details, see Offline Script Generator configuration file (generator_config.yml).
Upgraded InfluxDB support
LoadRunner Developer now supports reporting measurements to InfluxDB 2.0, InfluxDB 1.x, and SQLite.
For details, see InfluxDB and Grafana.
New utils APIs
For details, see Third party modules and libraries.
New example scripts
The DevWeb examples folder (<DevWeb root folder>\examples\) includes new example scripts, including for AWS signing, gRPC, and API testing.
For details, see Get started.