Last modified on December 15, 2017

When web pages load third-party objects like advertising, embedded Flash, or images, you might want to exclude these from performance metrics. With the URL Exclusions feature, you can ignore certain URLs while running your script.

  1. Click Configure Options (Configure Options).

  2. Under Display Level menu item, make sure Advanced is selected.

  3. Record a script or open an existing one.

  4. Go to the top level in the tree view.

    The top level in the tree view

    Click the image to enlarge it.

  5. On the bottom panel’s Properties tab, expand URL exclusions.

    URL Exclusions expanded

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  6. Click Add.

  7. The Add URL Exclusion dialog appears.

    The Add URL Exclusion dialog
    • URL – Specify any part of the URL you want to be excluded.

    • Match Type – Select if DéjàClick should treat a value you have entered as plain text or regular expression.

      Tip: Use regular expressions only if you are familiar with them, since invalid or incorrect expressions may cause wrong exclusions or none at all. Click the question mark next to the Regular Expression option for more information.
    • Action Type – Define how DéjàClick should behave when finding the excluded URL.

      • Ignore – Select to request the URL but not include it in performance timing
      • Block – Select to completely block requests to that URL
      Tip: Blocking URLs may prevent the successful playback of a script, so use this option with caution.
  8. Specify the URL to exclude and configure the necessary parameters. Click OK to apply changes.

The URL you have excluded will appear in your URL Exclusion list in script properties.

Examples

Configured exclusions

In this example, any URL that includes flashobject.com will be requested by your script, but not included in performance timing. This would include, for instance, myflashobject.com/video and real/flashobject.com URLs.

Same with the second example – this would exclude any URL containing 3rdpartyads.org/pictures from performance timing.

See Also

Quick Start Guide
Configuring Scripts