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This topic explains how to configure the system to detect web beacons.

Before you begin

  • You must have deployed a Web beacon.
  • To perform this procedure, you must have Operator-level access, or higher.

To configure the system to detect web beacons

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

  2. On the Action menu, click Edit.
  3. In the Page-render beacon box, type the name of the web beacon target file.
    Do not include a file path — the system needs only the file name and the extension.

    Note

    You can have more than one page-render beacon, but the system accepts only a single file name for all of your page-render beacon targets. However, you can include wildcard characters in the page-render beacon file name: ? represents one character and * represents multiple characters.

    For example, suppose that you have the following page-render beacons:

    • crd_prm_go1.!cm
    • crd_prm_go2.!cm
    • crd_prm_go3.!cm

      In the Instrumentation beacons section of the Web beacons page, you would type the following file name in the Page-render beacon box:
    • crd_prm_go?.!cm
  4. (Optional) In the User-defined beacon box, type the name of the page-render beacon targets with which you want to identify user-defined page beacons.
  5. Click Save.
  6. To enable the beacon, click ON.
  7. For the system to recognize Page Render Marker web beacon as a component, set up the object detection for the Page Render Marker:
    1. In the Real User Analyzer, open the Administration > Data flow settings > Object type detection rule page.
    2. In the Action menu, click Add.

      Adding an object-detection rule
    3. For the Type, select Component.
    4. In the Expression field, type the following:
      (url.stem_string contains "/img/sb/crd_prm_go.!cm" ignorecase)
    5. Click Save. The system will detect Page Render Marker web beacon as a component.

To validate web beacon detection

  1. Create an object Watchpoint to detect the page-render beacon, and name it PRM Hits.
  2. Create a filter for this Watchpoint, which detects the file name of the page-render beacon target file.
    For example, match all objects for which url.stem_string contains crd_prm, ignoring case.
  3. Turn the Watchpoint on.
  4. In the Real User Analyzer, point to Administration > Data flow settings, and click Web beacons.

  5. In the view selector, click Instrumentation beacons, and turn the Page-render beacon on.

    The beacon target file appears on the Watchpoint Summary for the new Watchpoint, PRM Hits.

Note

Ensure that you can account for the beacon target file. If the file is cached, the system will not report the page-render time metric.