Flood options

Sharing your flood and other flood actions

If you click on the Options button (three vertical dots), you'll see a few more actions you can take with your flood.

Options menu in Flood View

Sharing your flood

You can share the results of your first flood with colleagues by clicking on the first option, Create shareable link, and then clicking Enable secret link.

Creating a shareable link for others to view (read only)

You can send this link to anyone, even if they don't have a Flood account, and they'll see a read-only version of the flood you ran. Try it out: https://api.flood.io/NnYQbdcL

You can disable sharing at any time from the same screen as well.

Start more like this

Clicking on this will start a flood in the same stream and take you back to the Design page. This is handy to use when you want to run the same test scenario, perhaps with some modifications like a higher number of users or a longer duration.

Only one flood per stream can run at any time. If you'd like to run more than one flood at a time, you can create a new stream.

Stop

This stops the current flood if it's currently running, and it will be disabled if the flood has already ended.

Delete

This deletes the flood and all associated data. This is irreversible.

Files

The Files section shows you the files that were used to run this test, including the script and any data files you might have used.

Files used in a test

You can re-download them from here if necessary.

For Test Builder floods, a JMeter .jmx file is automatically generated. You can download this and continue scripting in JMeter if you wish, building on what you started with the Test Builder.

Archived Results

After a flood, we copy over results from the grid nodes so that you can view them in Flood. The contents of the archived results file will vary depending on the tool.

Looking through the Archived Results file is a great way to investigate errors in your test.

CSV Results

The CSV results file is similar to Archived Results in that it also contains data from your flood; however it contains aggregated data rather than the raw logs as in Archived Results. The contents of the CSV results file is what Flood graphs on the flood view in real-time. Every data point in the file is the average of that metric (such as error rate or response time) over the last 15 seconds. The CSV Results is a good overview of the execution of your flood.