Main HttpMaster Window

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Main HttpMaster window is divided in three parts:
  • Main menu and toolbar where you can start the majority of actions available in the aplication.
  • Complete list of project items. This list supports handy context menu which can be accessed via right-click.
  • Status bar that display some statistics regarding project items (left part) and the disk location of currently opened project (right part).

Main list columns

Main window list that displays project items has the following columns:
  • Name; the specified name of the item. Item name can be changed directly in the list (click item twice with sufficient delay between both clicks) or when editing the item ('Edit Items' menu option). Note that it is not possible to rename the item directly in the list if it is opened for editing (opened in its own tab).
  • URL; URL of the item. This value can be changed when editing project item ('Edit Items' menu option). Specified URL can be absolute, relative or global (inherited from project properties). If global URL is specified, value in this column will be empty.
  • Method; http method of the item. This value can be changed when editing project item ('Edit Items' menu option).
  • Execution count; how many requests will be executed for this item. Execution count of the request item can only be changed indirectly by using parameters inside request item data. For example, if you include particular parameter in request item URL, execution count of this item will change according to the number of values that this parameter produces (e.g. 5 values --> 5 executions).
    It is not possible to directly specify execution count for the project item.
  • Execution order; HttpMaster enables you to specify fixed execution order for each project item contained in the project. For each new item added to the project HttpMaster automatically determines execution order; default value for each new item is current maximum value of execution order plus 1. You can, however, change execution order of any item in the project by using the following features:
    • Change execution order for the particular request item.
    • Manage execution order of multiple request items with drag and drop.
    • Align execution order of request items with the current sort order.
    • Compact execution order of request items.
    Execution order is useful if you are executing multiple project items simultaneously in a batch. When executing multiple project items, by default they will be executed according to the current sort order in the main application window. You can, however, specify to always execute items according to their execution order no matter how they are currently sorted in the main window. You can change this setting in application options.
  • Create date; date and time when request item was created. This value is automatically determined by HttpMaster and cannot be directly specified.
  • Change date; date and time when request item was last saved. This value is automatically determined by HttpMaster and cannot be directly specified.

Sorting the main list

You can sort project items on any column by clicking its header. Currently selected sort order is preserved when application is closed; this way, project items will be sorted according to your desired sort order next time HttpMaster is started.