Program a Vuser script on Linux

LoadRunner Professional provides a base template for manually programming and compiling a Vuser script on Linux.

Create a script from the template

LoadRunner Professional includes a utility on Linux that copies a template into your working directory. The utility is called mkdbtest, and is located in $M_LROOT/bin. You run the utility by typing:

mkdbtest  name

This creates a directory using the defined name, containing the template script file name.c, plus additional files.

For example, mkdbtest test creates a directory called test, which contains the template script file test.c, and the files test.usr, test.cfg, and makefile.

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Manually compile the script

After you modify the template, you compile it with the appropriate Makefile in the script's directory. The compiler creates a dynamic library called

You can modify the Makefile and assign additional compiler flags and libraries by modifying the appropriate sections.

If you are working with a general template, you must include your application's libraries and header files. For example, if your application uses a library called testlib, include it in the LIBS section.

LIBS         = \
    -testlib \
    -lLrun50 \

After you modify the Makefile, type make from the command line in the working directory, to create the dynamic library files for the Vuser script.

After you create a script, you check its functionality from the command line. Check that your script communicates with the server and performs all the required tasks. For details, see Run a Vuser script from a Linux command line.

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