Interactive Schedule Graph

This graph provides a graphical representation of the scenario's schedule. From the graph, you can watch the progress of the schedule during a scenario run.

To access
Manual scenario > Design tab > Scenario Schedule pane
Important information
Only real-world schedules can be modified from the interactive schedule graph. You can modify Start Vusers, Duration, and Stop Vusers actions.
To modify a basic schedule, you must edit the actions in the Actions grid itself.
Relevant tasks
See also

User interface elements are described below (unlabeled elements are shown in angle brackets):

UI Element
Description

(Real-world schedule only)
New Action. Appends a new action after the last action in the graph.
Append new actions as follows:
  • Start Vusers. Click the graph anywhere to the right of and above the endpoint of the last line of the graph.

  • Duration. Click the graph anywhere to the right of the endpoint of last line of the graph.

  • Stop Vusers. Click the graph anywhere to the right of and below the endpoint of the last line of the graph.

Note: Available when the graph is in Edit mode only. (See Edit/View Mode below.)

(Real-world schedule only)
Split Action. Splits a selected line in the graph in two. The original action in the Actions grid is split into two equivalent actions, each representing half of the original action.
Examples:
  • Splitting a Duration action of 5 minutes results in two Duration actions of 2.5 minutes each.

  • Splitting a Start Vusers action that starts 20 Vusers results in two Start Vusers actions, each starting 10 Vusers.

Note: Available when the graph is in Edit mode only. (See Edit/View Mode below.)

(Real-world schedule only)
Delete Action. Deletes a selected action.

Note: Available when the graph is in Edit mode only. (See Edit/View Mode below.)

(Real-world schedule only)
Edit/View Mode. Switches the graph display between Edit mode and View mode.

Pause. Pauses the schedule during the scenario run. When the schedule is paused, the red vertical line that indicates the schedule's progress freezes.

Note: Available only when the scenario is running.

Resume. Resumes a paused schedule. When the schedule resumes running, the red vertical line continues moving across the graph, indicating the schedule's progress.

Note: Available only when the scenario is running.

Show Selected Group. Displays only the group selected in the Scenario Groups pane.

Note: Available for group schedules only.

Show All Groups. Displays all Vuser groups participating in the scenario.
Note: Available for group schedules only.

Open Full View. Opens the graph in its own window.

Note: All the options available in the Schedule pane's interactive graph are also available in the full-view graph window.

Zoom In. Zooms into the x-axis of the graph— that is, spreads the graph out to view shorter time intervals.

Zoom Out. Zoom out of the x-axis of the graph— that is, displays longer time intervals.

Zoom Reset. Reverts to the default time intervals displayed on the x-axis.

Hide Legend. Hides the graph legend.

Show Legend. Shows the graph legend.
<End points>
When an action (line) in the graph is selected, two endpoints are displayed:
  • Dot. Starting point of the line.

  • Diamond. The endpoint of a selected line. Can be dragged to edit an action. For details, see How to Edit Schedule Actions.

Note: To fine-tune any of the details of the selected action line, use the arrow keys on your keyboard.

<Schedule progress indicator>
A red vertical line that slides across the schedule graph while the schedule is running.

Note: The schedule may run a few seconds ahead of the scenario run.

<Time scroll bar>
Appears if, when zooming into the graph, the graph spreads out wider than the graph area.

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