With the script editor, you can quickly write test scripts from within the web app.
While most users run k6 Cloud on the CLI with their IDE of choice, organizational security rules vary from organization to organization. Some users can't install applications without a review from their security team.
Fortunately, the script editor supports almost all features of k6, no local machine required.
Limitations of the script editor
The script editor can access all built-in k6 modules and remote modules available via the web. However, If you need to import a custom library or file for parameterization, you must trigger your test using the CLI instead.
The script editor has some built-in features to make it easier to write scripts.
You can use test-script examples to guide and adapt your script. To launch a side-by-side window, select any example from the dropdown.
If you have a syntax error, the editor alerts you and prevents the script from running. Such errors appear in the UI as:
There are validation errors, please fix them in order to run the test
For easier reading, you can fold blocks of code.
To fold, use the down arrow next to the line numbers.
When you select a variable, the editor highlights other references to that variable in the script.