Bug 62100 - UX - Mark Duration as mandatory
Summary: UX - Mark Duration as mandatory
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: JMeter - Now in Github
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Main (show other bugs)
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All All
: P2 major (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: JMeter issues mailing list
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-02-13 06:27 UTC by orimarko
Modified: 2020-03-11 11:14 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Popup I get in your case (52.32 KB, image/png)
2018-03-08 21:21 UTC, Philippe Mouawad

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Description orimarko 2018-02-13 06:27:58 UTC
failed to execute with startup delay without Duration:

1. Check Scheduler in Thread Group

2. Enter Startup delay (in seconds) as 1

3. Keep Duration field empty

There's no error (or any record) in log although pop up refer to log.

There is no indication in UX that Duration field is mandatory.
Comment 1 Philippe Mouawad 2018-03-08 21:21:22 UTC
Created attachment 35757 [details]
Popup I get in your case
Comment 2 Philippe Mouawad 2018-03-08 21:21:48 UTC
I don't reproduce your issue.
Are you sure it was in 4.0 ?

Comment 3 orimarko 2018-03-11 07:37:24 UTC
Yes, In your screenshot the error says "See log file for more details" but there's no relevant log.

Error message need to change or as Thread Group can be zero allow Duration to have zero and don't execute nothing.
Comment 4 Marco Ullasci 2018-05-16 17:15:26 UTC
I have the same issue on 4.0 (r1823414)
IMO it is not a feature request but a bug fix.
I can't see a business case why a delay in threadgroup should mandate a duration for the threadgroup itself.
Comment 5 orimarko 2019-07-16 15:53:08 UTC
When Checking Delay Thread Creation until needed + scheduler + setting Startup delay value and keeping Duration empty ->
There's no pop error and nothing is executed

I suggest allowing Duration empty/0 be ignored if possible
Comment 6 Mohamed BOUKHLIF 2020-03-11 11:14:36 UTC
Same issue here! I want to be able to set a delay without a duration
Comment 7 The ASF infrastructure team 2022-09-24 20:38:12 UTC
This issue has been migrated to GitHub: https://github.com/apache/jmeter/issues/4691