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Enhanced JDBC Sampler for Apache JMeter

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UPDATE: The files here will only run in JRE 1.6. I will try to provide JRE 1.5-compatible files as soon as possible. Thanks to Daniel for pointing this out. Some time ago I posted a bug report for Apache JMeter benchmarking utility (you can find my other jmeter bug reports here) . The bug report contains an enhancement of the current JDBC Sampler to allow JMeter to invoke PreparedStatements and also to change the way Callable Statements are handled to avoid performance problems when using some JDBC drivers (mainly Sybase). Because I don’t know if this bug report will ever be integrated in JMeter or when. I decided to release this “Enhanced JDBC Sampler” as a JMeter plugin. The installation is quite simple just unzip the and put the EnhancedJdbcSampler.jar file in the $JMETER_HOME/lib/ext directory. Once you restart JMeter you should see a new option under Add → Samplers called “Enhanced JDBC Request”. It works just like the old JDBC Sampler (see docs on how to use JDBC sampler here and here). The difference with the conventional JDBC Sampler is that you now have more options under Query type and there are two new text boxes at the bottom of the page. In the first box, you write the param values, and in the second box you write the param types. See the image below for an example. Enhanced JDBC Sampler Screenshoot In this example there are two parameters: the literal 1 and the variable ${A}. (In this particular case the ${A} comes from a Counter). The type of both parameters is INT. Check the list of JDBC Types.