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    This topic provides information about the menu options and buttons available on the Web Transaction Capture Tool.

     

    How and where do I begin

    To ensure your Web Transaction Monitors are complete and successfully collecting data, follow the steps given below to create the transaction file correctly:

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    Web Transaction Capture screen field descriptions

    This section describes options in the Web Transaction Capture Tool.

    Menu Options

    Menu optionDescription

    File

    Open

    Click this to display the Open Transaction File window.

    From here, select a previously recorded transaction to work with.

    SaveClick this to save the transaction file.
    ExitClick this to close and quit the application.

    Options

    Advanced Settings

    The Advanced Settings window enables you to set certain properties to govern the recording tool.


    OptionDescription
    Session Only Settings: The options that you select here are applicable to only one session of the recording.
    Enable Title MatchSelect this option to automatically record the title of the Web pages as Positive Content Match.
    Allow Popups 

    Select this option to allow other pop-up windows and screens associated with the Web site you are viewing to be displayed while you are recording the transaction. This does not interfere with the system authentication pop-up windows that may be displayed.

    This feature helps to record a transaction by blocking unwanted pop-up windows that may appear on a site.

    Permanent Settings: The options that you select here are applicable across all sessions.
    Debug 
    Simple LoggingSelect this to record basic logging of the navigation steps. Only sequence of the navigation is saved.
    Advanced LoggingSelect this to record more detailed information about the navigation. This info will be useful to debug problem areas in a transaction that failed.
    Record Persistent CookiesSelect this if persistent cookie information has to be recorded in the transaction file and the same cookie must be used for the playback of the recorded transaction.
    Enable SnoopSelect this to get the snoop output. This info will be useful to debug problem areas in a transaction that failed.
    Edit Click this to open a previously recorded file and make changes to it.
    TrueSight

    TrueSight > Policy > Add selected transactions to monitoring - This option allows you to deploy the transaction file to the PATROL Agent that is running the policy. Click this option to connect to the TrueSight server.

    OptionDescription
    Server name

    Enter the name of the TrueSight server.

    Port Enter the port number on which the TrueSight server is configured.
    TenantEnter the tenant name. The default tenant is BmcRealm.
    User nameEnter the user name used to access the TrueSight server.
    PasswordEnter the password corresponding to the user name.
    Next Click to verify the connection details. After successful verification of the connection details, a dialog box containing all the configured policies is displayed. Select the policies on which you want to copy the transaction files and click Next. A dialog box listing all the transaction files is displayed. Select the transaction files that you want to copy to the policies.
    • Select the Add web transaction monitoring configuration checkbox to configure the transaction file in the monitoring system and apply the default settings.
    • Select the Enable monitoring checkbox to enable monitoring for the provided configuration.
    • Click Next.
      The selected transaction files will be copied to the policies and will be saved locally on the PATROL Agent machines that are in synchronization with the policies.
    Cancel

    Click to close the dialog box. 


    TrueSight > Policy > Modify default configuration monitoring settings - Select this option allows to modify the default configuration settings.


    Reset Click this to delete any unsaved transaction information.

    Record

    Start Recording

    Click this to begin recording a new transaction. This option is disabled when you open a previously recorded transaction.

    Stop Click this to stop recording a transaction.
    View SourceClick this to view the HTML source of the Web page you are viewing. This lets you copy the desired content for Content Match from the HTML source so that extra line feeds or in-between newline characters are not copied.

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    Buttons

    The following buttons are included in the Web Transaction Capture Tool on the Web capture section. 

    Button Description 
    Record Click this to record a new transaction file.
    Playback

    Click this to display the Playback dialog box. This option allows you to play the transaction from the web recorder. You can use this option to validate a transaction file before adding it to the configuration.


    LabelDescription
    Transaction file

    Click this to display the Browse for Folder dialog box.

    From here, select a previously recorded transaction file to work with.

    Proxy serverSpecify the name/IP address of the computer hosting the proxy server.
    Proxy portSpecify the port on which the proxy server is configured.
    Proxy usernameSpecify the user name used to access the proxy server. 
    Proxy passwordSpecify the password corresponding to the user name. 
    Timeout (sec)

    Specify the time-out period for each poll of statistical data, in seconds.

    Full downloadSelect this check box to download all the contents on the page (including images and other linked components). By default, only text data is downloaded.
    Result

    After the transaction file is validated, the validation result is displayed here. The result displays a list of errors if the validation fails.

    ValidateClick to validate the transaction file.
    CloseClick to close the dialog box.
    Save Click this to save the transaction steps to a file.
    Stop Click this to stop recording a transaction.
    Reset Click this to clear the screen without saving any changes.
    Step Info

    This section displays information about the steps that are recorded as a transaction in a tree structure. Step information also displays content match and title match, if specified. The URLs of the steps recorded are displayed in this section. Positive content match is displayed with a '+' symbol next to the inserted content match string and negative content match is displayed with a '-' symbol. Title match string recorded is displayed with the letter 'T'.

    Log Info

    When you select this tab, two additional tabs 'Debug' and 'Error' are displayed. Debug tab contains all debug messages and the Error tab lists errors that occurred during recording.

    Update Step NameBy default, the URL of a step in a transaction is considered as its name. This is displayed in the field next to the Update Step Name button. Change the step name displayed in the field and click this button to assign the name to the step.
    Content MatchThe Content match feature enables the Web Transaction user to verify that the monitor navigates to the correct web pages during the transaction playback. Content match can be specified for each step of the transaction file. During playback, the downloaded page is parsed and the recorded content is matched with the corresponding page to check the authenticity of the transaction playback.
    Positive During playback, the downloaded page is checked for the specified positive match content. If the content is present in the page, then the playback is considered as successful. If the content is not present, then an error is reported and availability is set to zero.
    Negative During playback, the downloaded page is checked for the negative match content. If the content is not present in the page, then the playback is considered as successful. If the content is present, then an error is reported and availability is set to zero.
    Insert 

    Click this to insert text as the content match. If the text assigned here is found in a page on the Web site, then the transaction is considered successful. The content match text that you assign is displayed in the field next to the Content Match section.

    Note

    Go to Record > View Source to copy text for content match.

    Delete Select a content match text and click this to delete it from being a content match.
    Update Click this to select an already assigned content match text and make changes to it.
    Title MatchSelect this option to enable Title Match. Page title can be recorded as part of the transaction file. As with Positive Content Match, the downloaded page is checked for the Title during playback. Title match can be used to validate rendered pages without manually insert content matches.
    Ready Indicates the status of the Web Capture tool.
    Recording 

    Indicates the status of the Web Capture tool.

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