Documentation forPingdom

Transaction Recorder

Transaction Recorder and Transaction checks 

The transaction recorder allows you to create a user-journey or flow to test website functionality without having to script it yourself (like "normal" transaction checks). The recorder is very easy to use, but it requires downloading an application to record and then save a check to Pingdom.

How to get started

  1. Download and install the recorder:
  2. In your Pingdom account, create a Read-Write access token under Integrations > The Pingdom API https://my.pingdom.com/app/api-tokens
     
  3. Copy the token and save it in the recorder application 

  4. Start recording the steps you want to monitor!

Creating and saving a new recording will result in a new transaction check in My Pingdom. You modify alerting, tags, interval, and region settings in my Pingdom after creating the recording.

Steps for a transaction check created via the recorder are edited in the recorder only. Steps for checks created via My Pingdom are edited in My Pingdom only.

A simple example

This is a recording that goes through the login process on my.pingdom.com, then verifies that a specific text is on the chosen page, then it logs out again. 

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The best practice is to keep this as simple as possible, just like you want your users to have an easy to use experience, you should test the easiest and most critical steps in any transaction.

Feature summary

The Web Transaction Recorder does not respond to the middle and right mouse buttons.

The following table provides feature summaries and keystroke (also called "press key" actions) equivalents for the Transaction Recorder available for each operating system:

Action Web Transaction Recorder
(Windows)
Web Transaction Recorder
(macOS)
Navigate
Click
Text match
Delete text
File download
File upload 1
X, Y Capture
Image Match
Image Match with click 2
Wait time
Authentication 3
Proxy authentication
Handle certificates

Capture Tab key 4
Capture Enter, Home, End, Page Up, Page Down 5
Capture Insert, Delete, Ctrl + key, Shift + key 6
Conditional steps
Track navigation between browser tabs

More resources

The full technical documentation and more details about the recorder is available in the WPM documentation topic: Use the Web Transaction Recorder.

When the APM Integrated Experience is enabled, Pingdom shares a common navigation and enhanced feature set with the other integrated experiences' products. How you navigate the product and access its features may vary from these instructions. For more information, go to the APM Integrated Experience documentation.