What's new for February 2024?

[Performance] Single timeline selection for the report, includes textual input  

Analyzing a performance report often involves trimming the ramp-up time or focusing on a specific time frame during the test run. Until now, filtering the report was a repetitive, time-consuming process, especially in long-duration tests where it's hard to be accurate using a time slide bar. Additionally, the trimming process had to be performed on each report tab separately. 

To expedite this process, the datetime filter has been relocated to the top of the report. Now, users can filter the report once and gain a holistic view of it with almost a single click. Moreover, the filter now includes an input field in addition to the slide bar that enables users to type in the desired time range. 


[Performance] Multiple charts in Timeline report     

While there is only one chart in the Timeline tab, analyzing the report to find correlations and anomalies requires continuously selecting and unselecting labels and KPIs. Once this process is finalized, all selected labels and KPIs appear in the chart in different colors. 

BlazeMeter now supports customized, additional charts in the Timeline tab. Users can add more charts, name them, and even order them in the most convenient layout.  

With multiple timeline charts, users can now distribute the labels and KPIs between the different charts on the page. The report analysis process becomes faster, visualization becomes clearer, and conclusions are easier to highlight and share. 


[Performance] Deep links from Request Stats to Timeline report 

Often, after examining the request stats, you may want to delve deeper and analyze the performance of specific labels during the test run. 

Previously, switching from the aggregated data in the Request Stats tab to the label performance over time in the Timeline tab required manually selecting the desired label and metric in the Timeline tab. This process was tedious for tests with numerous labels.  

Now, we've introduced deep links between the Request Stats and Timeline tabs. Clicking on a cell in Request Stats automatically switches the view to the Timeline tab, with the relevant graph selected and displayed in the main chart at the top.