Prerequisites

When you execute the command using a replay file, EPM Automate runs each row in the replay file in parallel to exert load on the service so that you can perform tests to verify that user experience is acceptable when the service is under load.

  • Identify forms that require major processing on the environment. Forms that deal with large amounts of data, or forms that include complex calculations are good candidates. For example, forms that are used to submit forecast, processes involved in creating ad-hoc and static reports may exert heavy loads on the service.

  • Install Fiddler if necessary. EPM Automate requires an HTTP Archive format (HAR) 1.1 file that contains the log of your web browser's interaction with Oracle Smart View for Office. You use Fiddler to create this file. If you do not have fiddler installed, download and install the latest version of Fiddler.

  • Run the major activities that you identified previously on a number of forms. You use Smart View to run the activities and Fiddler to capture activity details and to export them to HAR files. See Creating HAR Files for details.

  • Create a replay CSV file that lists the credentials (user names and passwords) and the name of the HAR files to run. Each row in the file may contain the user name and password of a unique user to simulate multiple simultaneous user sessions. See Creating Replay Files for details

    The user whose credentials are specified in a row to run a HAR file need not be the user who ran the Smart View session that was used to create the HAR file. However, this user should have the rights to run these activities on the environment.

See A Sample Replay Session for detailed steps to run the replay command.