Delaying virtual users or actions

By adding a delay to a schedule or a compound test, you can emulate user actions more accurately.


  1. In the Test Navigator, browse to the schedule or compound test and double-click it.
  2. Right-click the schedule or test element to be delayed, and then click Add > Delay.
  3. In the Element Details area, type the length and the time units of the delay.


After you add a delay, you generally add the schedule or test elements that the delay controls. The elements are at the same level as the delay—they are not children of the delay.
The following schedule shows three delays. The Browsers delay 10 seconds between each browse action. The Buyers delay 30 seconds between each Browse action and one minute before they decide to bid on an item.
schedule with three delays