Using the Recording Editor

The Recording Editor automates the creation of typical usage scenarios by recording and presenting the HTTP(S) message traffic from the target Web application. It captures each HTTP(S) request sent to/from the target and ensures you do not miss any requests sent to the target.

  • To record, first start the Conductor on the client machine. Refer to Installing CloudTest Conductor if the Conductor is not installed. To start a new recording in the Recording Editor, in the Central list, highlight HTTP(S) Message Recordings and then click the New icon in the upper left hand corner of the screen.
  • To open an existing recording, select it in the Recording list and then double-click.

In either case, the Recording Editor appears in a new tab.

While recording, the Recording Editor displays a data stream from a second browser, or displays the recorded data stream of an existing recording.

This editor includes contextual display of toolbar commands (such as Show/Hide Packets), Icon and List views with detail fields, as well as icons arranged by Content-Type.

While viewing items in the data stream, the editor uses dynamic scrolling that displays recorded content in completed recordings in a continuous line as you scroll from left to right and back again. This works in both Icon and List views within the Recording Editor In prior releases, there were page arrows to go to the next page of messages.

The white background of the Recording Editor detail fields are tabular and all fonts are fixed monotype fonts.

The Recording Editor icon view identifies captured messages by type (e.g. HTML, POST, GIF, JPG, etc.) using color correspondence, and in Icon view, the type is posted in the gray center portion of the icon.

  • Operation type is now presented in the lower portion of message icons with directional arrows (up for PUT and POST, and down for GET) instead.
  • For any given recorded item, its relative path (starting from the target item’s full path) is displayed beneath the icon. For a folder, "/" or the folder name are shown here. For a file or operation, its name is shown here.