How to perform data driven testing of API using JMeter?

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I am automating API test, but I am not sure if we can do performance testing. I need some suggestion here

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JMeter is more about generating GET and POST requests.

So, ideally you can generate GET and POST requests for your API using JMeter.

To pass test data to your requests, you can

Thread Group  -> Right Click  -> Add -> Config Element -> User Defined Variables

Enter your excel file there.

In JMeter, you can add a controller and a dummy sampler,

While Controller -> Add -> Sampler -> [email protected] - Dummy Sampler

There you can pass your data as, e.g.


in the request data.