Test guides

Debugging load tests

If you have errors in your locustfile your test will fail. These could be simple python parse errors, or actual issues with the definition of your test.

Use the Test Debugger

LoadForge has a free test debugger which will try to run your test and attempt to send several requests through it. Head over to the Test Debugger to continue.

Test locally

You can ensure your script parses by writing it to a file locally, e.g. example.py and parsing it:

python -m py_compile example.py

Run a local locust test

You can also install locust as shown and then test file locally, in our example it's example.py:

sudo apt-get -y install python3-pip libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev python-dev

sudo pip3 install locust==2.8.6 pyquery uuid gevent websocket Flask \
    gevent-websocket greenlet itsdangerous Jinja2 linecache2 MarkupSafe \
    mock msgpack pyzmq==22.3.0 requests six traceback2 unittest2 \
    websocket-client Werkzeug jsonpath-ng PyMySQL sqlalchemy pg8000 \
    xmltodict pandas oauthlib

locust -f example.py --host https://YOUR_HOST_HERE -u 10 -r 10 \
    --run-time 1m --headless

This will run a short 1-minute test with 10 sample users. You'll be able to see any errors and debug your test file.

Request support

You may also email us at hello@loadforge.com at any time should you need assistance with your locustfile. Or you could live chat us! The point is, get in touch, and we will be happy to help you!

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