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In BMC Real End User Experience Monitoring Software Edition, a web page can be uniquely identified in different ways. The following page record types result from Object-type detection:

  • Page - Indicated by a Container hit
  • Document - Indicated by a Document hit

By default, all web pages are detected as Container objects by the Object-type detection rules. On the other hand, a page can be described by a URI stem (for example, /home/page.html). However, dynamically generated pages might require you to analyze specific query parameters. For example, a dynamic application might use an action parameter to display the appropriate page. The system permits you to tailor the methods that you use to identify pages to suit your web application.

By configuring page detection, you determine how the pages are assembled within the system:

  • Edit the source of attributes — The system identifies the attributes of a page by the first hit that belongs to it (such as a redirect) or only its container object (or document object).
  • Edit the page timeout — Pages are created whenever a new container hit is identified. Pages remain under construction as long as related hits are observed within the traffic. A page is released for publication after a certain period of inactivity.
  • Process a page-render marker — Pages are created when the page-render marker is processed or when the timeout period expires, whichever occurs first. You might want to choose this option when pages contain mouseover actions and other actions that trigger HTTP calls after the page is loaded in the browser. When you choose to use this approach, you must also enable the page-render beacon.

To configure the source of page attributes

Specify whether the system identifies the attributes of a page by the first hit that belongs to it (such as a redirect) or only its container object (or document object).

  1. In the Real User Analyzer, point to Administration > Data flow settings, and click Page detection.

  2. On the Action menu, click Edit.
  3. Select one of the following options:
    • To make the first hit the source of the page's attributes, click First hit.
    • To make a container (or document) object the source of the page's attributes, click Container object.
  4. Click Save.

To configure the page timeout period

  1. In the Real User Analyzer, point to Administration > Data flow settings, and click Page detection.

  2. In the row for a given timeout condition, on the shortcut menu, click Edit.
  3. Enter the time value for the page timeout parameter (for example, 0 minutes, 5 seconds).
  4. Click Save.

To add a conditional page timeout

Specify timeouts for pages specified by the regular expression.

  1. In the Real User Analyzer, point to Administration > Data flow settings, and click Page detection.

  2. In the row for a given timeout condition, on the Action menu, click Add.
  3. Enter the time value for the page timeout parameter.
  4. To identify the particular page for which you are specifying the timeout, in the Expression box, enter an expression.
  5. Click Save.

Note

If you have multiple timeout conditions, you can set the priority order of these conditions by using the up and down arrow buttons.

To use the page-render marker

  1. In the Real User Analyzer, point to Administration > Data flow settings, and click Page detection
  2. Under Page termination, click ON.
  3. Configure the web beacon as described in Detecting the web beacons in the Analyzer.

Related topics

Configuring object-type detection

Configuring session detection and viewing sessionization status

Setting up the Collector and Analyzer to report page-render time