Performance Load Testing with Visual Studio 2012 – Validating your data source file

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Whether you are performance testing a web application or web service, you don’t want bad input data included in your test. This may skew your HTTP response times or simply add to the list of Errors that are captured during your performance test. Ideally, we want to have all clean and working input data so that any errors reported are not because of the data the test is using for a HTTP request. But sometimes we have data that has not yet been tested. So how do we clean up this data so that our test only uses input data that has been confirmed to work? One way to solve this problem is to use Visual Studio web tests to filter out any data issues from your data set using the following techniques.

In this post, I have created a simple Web Test plug-in that will write to a text…

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