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Database Test Plan
Create a Database Test Plan
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we need to know only MYSQL to execute the database test plan?
Can we perform multiple MySQL queries?
JMeter is based on which programming language?
What is the functionality of JMeter?
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024

What is the Jmeter- Database test plan?

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This blog will discuss the Database test plan in JMeter and how we can write a test plan in Jmeter step by step. JMeter is an open-source testing software developed by Apache based on pure java programming. With JMeter, we can measure and observe the performance, functional, and load testing of web applications created in java.

The database test plan is a part of the Jmeter, and we will learn how to create a database test plan in JMeter to perform the relevant testing for our application.

Database Test Plan

In JMeter, you can do performance testing on various parts of the application. For example, you can create a test plan for the web services or a database. In this blog, we will learn how to create a Database test plan in JMeter.

We will be using the MYSQL database for the example. You can apply any database you want, but for this example, we will be using MYSQL.

So before we jump into how to create a database test plan, you need to create an MYSQL database server so we can send some requests to the database to execute the test plan in JMeter.

For testing purposes, we will use the table named codingninjas with attributes.

database table

The above image is the table we will use further in the database test plan.

Remember that to create a JDBC connection; you must include the JDBC driver file in the lib folder of JMeter.

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Create a Database Test Plan

  1. Open the Apache JMeter and create a test plan with a thread group.
thread group

2. After creating the thread group, you need to configure the JDBC connection. To establish a connection, you must fill out important information about the database server, like hostname, portname, driver type, and many more.

jdbc configuration
jdbc configuration

3. After configuring the JDBC connection, you need to add a JDBC request into the test plan to execute the request to the server. You can perform this by using the sampler in JMeter. In this JDBC, we request all the content in the table named codingninjas.

JDBC request
JDBC request

4. After doing all these, we will need a listener to our test plan to get our output on the JMeter.

5. We are selecting the view in table option to display the output in a table format.

6. Now, run the test plan to see the result on the listener you created.

Remember that the variable for the JDBC connection configuration and JDBC request must be the same to perform the test plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do we need to know only MYSQL to execute the database test plan?

No, using MYSQL to complete the database test plan is not a compulsion. You can use any database you want.

Can we perform multiple MySQL queries?

Yes, you can perform multiple  MySQLqueries by creating more threads.

JMeter is based on which programming language?

JMeter is purely based on Java programming language.

What is the functionality of JMeter?

With the help of JMeter, we can achieve load and performance testing of our application.


In this blog, we discussed the database test plan in JMeter. We have also discussed the JDBC configuration in the JMeter database test plan. In the end, we learned how to create a test plan in JMeter.

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