If your values contain characters such as the following then encoding is usually required.: request and there is a single file whose 'Parameter name' attribute (below) is omitted, then the file is sent as the entire body of the request, i.e. Instead, the 32 character MD5 hash of the data is calculated and stored instead.
This is intended for testing large amounts of data.
It also lets you control whether or not JMeter parses HTML files for images and other embedded resources and sends HTTP requests to retrieve them.
The following types of embedded resource are retrieved: for details.
where a browser would create a pop-up dialog box), you will also have to add an HTTP Authorization Manager Configuration Element. where the user enters login information in a form), you will need to work out what the form submit button does, and create an HTTP request with the appropriate method (usually ) and the appropriate parameters from the form definition.