Locust Test Example: Records

An example of a Locust Test showing interaction with Appian Records -

This test has 2 locust tasks defined and it will execute all three for each spawned locust user for the duration of the test.

  • Task 1 will visit a random record instance for a random record type and return the SAIL form.

  • Task 2 will visit a random record type list and get the SAIL form for it, then filter the records in the list.

@task takes an optional weight argument that can be used to specify the task’s execution ratio. For example: If there are two tasks with weights 3 and 6 then second task will have twice the chance of being picked as first task.

# Locust tests executing against Appian with a TaskSet should set AppianTaskSet as their base class to have access to various functionality.
# This class handles creation of basic objects like self.appian (appian client) and actions like `login` and `logout`

class RecordsTaskSet(AppianTaskSet):

    def on_start(self):
        # could be either view or list:
        if "endpoint_type" not in CONFIG:    # could be either view or list:
            logger.error("endpoint_type not found in config.json")

        self.endpoint_type = CONFIG["endpoint_type"]

        # view - to view records from opaqueId
        # list - to list all the record types from url_stub
        if "view" not in self.endpoint_type and "list" not in self.endpoint_type:
                "This behavior is not defined for the provided endpoint type. Supported types are : view and list")

    def on_stop(self):"logging out")

    def visit_random_record(self):
        if "view" in self.endpoint_type:

    # this task visits a random record type list and return the SAIL form.
    def visit_random_record_type_list(self):
        if "list" in self.endpoint_type:
            record_list = self.appian.records.visit_record_type_and_get_form()
            record_list.filter_records_using_searchbox("Favorite Record Name")
  • By calling super().on_start() inside the on_start() function of the locust test you get access to the appian client which allows you to call self.appian.visitor, self.appian.system_operator etc. These properties allow us to navigate to a specific object or access metadata about available objects.

  • Functions like visit_XYZ() access the actual appian object and return its SAIL form as an instance of uiform. This class contains methods that helps you interact with the UI.