[command] Jmeter - Run .jmx file through command line and get the summary report in a excel

I am new to jmeter. I have the .jmx file containg all the required http samplers. I could run it throught the Jmeter UI using "Run-> Start" and view the result in the "Summary Report". I can then save the results to the .csv using "Save Table Data" button in "Summary Report".

Question is how can I achieve the same using command line.

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The answer is

You can run JMeter from the command line using the -n parameter for 'Non-GUI' and the -t parameter for the test plan file.

    jmeter -n -t "PATHTOJMXFILE"        

If you want to further customize the command line experience, I would direct you to the 'Getting Started' section of their documentation.

You can use this command,

jmeter -n -t /path to the script.jmx -l /path to save results with file name file.jtl

But if you really want to run a load test in a remote machine, you should be able to make it run eventhough you close the window. So we can use nohup to ignore the HUP (hangup) signal. So you can use this command as below.

nohup sh jmeter.sh -n -t /path to the script.jmx -l /path to save results with file name file.jtl &

This worked for me on mac os High sierra 10.13.6, java 8 64-bit, jmeter 4.0

$  jmeter -n --testfile /path/to/Test_Plan.jmx

Sample output:

Creating summariser <summary>
Created the tree successfully using ./src/test/jmeter/Test_Plan.jmx
Starting the test @ Fri Aug 24 17:18:18 PDT 2018 (1535156298333)
Waiting for possible Shutdown/StopTestNow/Heapdump message on port 4445
summary =     10 in 00:00:09 =    1.1/s Avg:  6666 Min:  1000 Max:  8950 Err:     
0 (0.00%)
Tidying up ...    @ Fri Aug 24 17:18:28 PDT 2018 (1535156308049)
... end of run

Running JMeter in command line mode:

1.Navigate to JMeter’s bin directory

Now enter following command,

jmeter -n –t test.jmx

-n: specifies JMeter is to run in non-gui mode

-t: specifies name of JMX file that contains the Test Plan

To get the results in excel like file, you have one option to get it done with csv file. Use below commands with provided options.

jmeter -n -t /path-to-jmeter-test/file.jmx -l TestResults.csv
-n states Non GUI mode
-t states Test JMX File
-l state Log the results in provided file

Also you can pass any results related parameters dynamically in command line arguments using -Jprop.name=value which are already defined in jmeter.properties in bin folder.

In Command line mode: I have planned on Linux OS.

  1. download the latest jmeter version. Apache JMeter 3.2 (Requires Java 8 or later) as of now.

  2. Extract in your desired directory. For example, extract to /tmp/

  3. Now, default output file format will be csv. No need to change anything or specify in the CLI command. for example: ./jmeter -n -t examples/test.jmx -l examples/output.csv

For changing the default format, change the following parameter in jmeter.properties : jmeter.save.saveservice.output_format=xml

Now if you run the command : ./jmeter -n -t examples/test.jmx -l examples/output.jtl output get stored in xml format.

Now, make the request on multiple server(Additional info query): We can specify host and port as tags in

./jmeter -n -t examples/test.jmx -l examples/output.jtl -JHOST=<HOST> -JPORT=<PORT>

This would be the command line statement.

"%JMETER_HOME%\bin\jmeter.bat" -n -t <jmx test file path> -l <csv result file path> -Djmeter.save.saveservice.output_format=csv

Navigate to the jmeter/bin directory from command line and

jmeter -n -t <YourTestScript.jmx> -l <TestScriptsResults.jtl>