Last modified on November 22, 2017

The DéjàClick Sidebar contains two types of DéjàClick sidebars, Results and Properties. The Properties sidebar displays property panels for recorded web page elements, which provide many replay customization capabilities for your recorded script, so advanced DéjàClick users can configure the playback for their specific needs.

Display Levels

There are two Display Levels that can be selected from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the Sidebar:

  • Basic

  • Advanced

Click Properties sidebar on the DéjàClick toolbar to display the Properties sidebar on the left side of the main browser window. At the bottom of the sidebar, select a display mode from the Display Level drop-down list: Basic or Advanced.

You can also change the display level with the Configuration Options dialog.

Basic

Basic display level

Advanced

Advanced display level

By default, the Properties panel uses Basic display mode. When switching to Advanced for the first time, the following dialog is displayed:

DéjàClick Advanced Mode Activated

The advanced mode, in many cases, displays additional properties to be configured. For example, below are the Replay Timings properties at both the Basic and Advanced display levels:

Basic

Basic Replay Timings

Advanced

Advanced Replay Timings

Configuration Options

The script properties can be customized as needed for a variety of reasons. To change or add a value to any property, just click the heading to expand the needed property section, modify the fields as required, and click Apply to save.

For example, to provide a description of your script in the Script View window pane above the Properties panel, click the top line of the script (usually [Script 1] ), then click the Description section in the Properties sidebar to expand the property panel. Enter a suitable description of your script and click Apply.

Below is a table showing the current list of DéjàClick options with a description and display level.

Option: Description
Summary: Custom description that appears in the Script Tree panel in the top portion of the sidebar
Description: Enter free-form text into the box to describe the element.
Scope: Script/Action/Event/Branch
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: Script Notes
Summary: Notes associated with the script
Description: Add free-form informational notes. These are not visible during playback but in Advanced display level can be viewed on a "bulletin board," useful for collaborating among team members.
Scope: Script
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: Action Notes
Summary: Notes associated with the action
Description: Add free-form informational notes. These are not visible during playback but in Advanced display level can be viewed on a "bulletin board," useful for collaborating among team members.
Scope: Action
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: Event Notes
Summary: Notes associated with the event
Description: Add free-form informational notes. These are not visible during playback but in Advanced display level can be viewed on a "bulletin board," useful for collaborating among team members.
Scope: Event
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: Keyword Validation
Summary: Verify page using keywords
Description: Add keywords to validate each page in the transaction to verify that what was recorded is what's being replayed. This can be done through the Validation Panel from the Toolbar or this panel on the Sidebar. Note that keywords must match what appears in the page source, not what's visible on the rendered page. The Advanced display level provides additional keyword match options. Keyword Validation for details.
Scope: Action/Event
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: Image Validation
Summary: Verify page using selected images
Description: Select an image (picture, Flash) within the page to verify that what was recorded is what's being replayed. This can be done through the Validation Panel from the Toolbar or this panel on the Sidebar. Note that images must match what appears on the page at the original coordinates. The Advanced display level provides additional match threshold and action options. Image Validation for details.
Scope: Action/Event
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: JavaScript Validation
Summary: Validate results of this action/event using custom JavaScript
Description: Apply JavaScript commands during replay. This can be done through the Validation Panel from the Toolbar or this panel on the Sidebar. Create single- or multi-line scripts and configure actions to take depending on whether the JavaScript expression returns true or false. JavaScript Validation for details.
Scope: Action/Event
Display Level: Advanced
   
Option: Event Input (selection)
Summary: Configure how to handle text input fields within the script
Description: The script can be set to replay text input using keystrokes instead of using a text string, and for drop-down lists, it can be configured to select from the list by position, name or value.
Scope: Script
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: Event Input (text)
Summary: Input for text fields, such as forms
Description: Populate the event's input field with single- or multi-line text, or set up a script variable to use as input.
Scope: Event
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: Event Timeout
Summary: Set event replay timeout and action to take
Description: When set at the Script level, set the number of seconds to wait before timing out any event, and set the action to skip or fail when the timeout occurs. When set at the Event level, the settings apply only to the specific event.
Scope: Script/Event
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: Pause Intervals
Summary: Configure pause intervals (user think time)
Description: DéjàClick replays scripts as fast as possible. This can be overridden at the Script level to use the recorded pause interval instead, and to modify replay speed as a percentage of the recorded speed. At the Event level, the recorded speed (in milliseconds) can be selected and modified.
Scope: Script/Event
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: Dialog Prompts
Summary: Configure how to handle dialogs that may appear during script recording and playback.
Description: Under certain conditions, a dialog prompt may be presented during the recording of a transaction. There may be a login pop-up, certificate dialog, or other pop-up requiring confirmation. DéjàClick Dialog Prompt property panel allows the user to account for that. Dialog Prompts.
Scope: Event
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: Skipped Events
Summary: Select behavior for number of skipped events
Description: Configure the number of skipped events that can occur during replay before stopping.
Scope: Script
Display Level: Advanced
   
Option: Match Options
Summary: Adjust match score options
Description: During the replay, DéjàClick finds the target objects (buttons, images, links, and so on) by comparing the recorded web page information with the actual web page. Possible matches for the target object are ranked by their "match score", and the closest match is selected. This way, DéjàClick can proceed even if the page differs slightly from what was recorded. Low match scores, however, mean that the actual page content differs too much from what is expected, and the originally recorded objects, probably, do not exist on the page.
  • Stop replay if match score falls below ... percent (default is 20%)
  • Auto-detect page content errors below ... percent (default is 60%)
Ignore named attributes, Match Type,  Fingerprint Search, ElementPath Search and Breadcrumbs Search - are not supposed to be changed by the users, unless instructed to by the AlertSite support team.
Scope: Script/Event
Display Level: Advanced
   
Option: Replay Timings
Summary: Adjust replay timings
Description: Change replay timings for the script/event from Normal to Faster or Slower (Basic display level). The Advanced display level allows selection to apply delays to other replay timings.
Scope: Script/Event
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: Variables
Summary: Script variables to substitute for event input
Description: A list of custom variables that can be used in Input events (see Event Input (text) above). Script variables added here will be available from the Select... dropdown in the Event Input properties panel. Script Variables for details.
Scope: Script
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: Datasets
Summary: Add datasets to use with script variables for tabular data
Description: A list of datasets that can be used in Input events (see Event Input (text) above). Datasets added here will be available from the Dataset: parameter in the Add token dialog when adding a dataset type script variable token in the Event Input properties panel.
Scope: Script
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: Browser Preferences
Summary: Apply special browser preferences during replay
Description: Select customized User Agent String, Use custom proxy settings. Browser Preferences for details.
Scope: Script
Display Level: Advanced
   
Option: Custom Headers
Summary: Apply special browser preferences during replay.
Description: Enter a customized User Agent String or proxy settings to the browser. How do I set the session cookie in my DéjàClick script?
Scope: Script
Display Level: Advanced
   
Option: URL Exclusions
Summary: Exclude specific URLs from being processed
Description: This is a list of URLs to be excluded from script processing. They can be set to be ignored (loaded but not included) or blocked (not loaded) in Advanced mode. URL Exclusions for details.
Scope: Script
Display Level: Advanced
   
Option: ContentViews
Summary: Create separate categories for response times
Description: Enables reporting for different domains, e.g., create a ContentView for just the home domain, one for third-party domains, and one for ads. ContentViews for details.
Scope: Script/Action/Event
Display Level: Basic/Advanced
   
Option: User Experience Options
Summary: Gather First Paint and Above the Fold timings
Description: Page-render timings that reveal the actual perceived user experience for when the page first starts to render and when it stabilizes. This is an optional feature for both Usage-based and Plan-based AlertSite accounts. See User Experience Reporting for additional information.
Scope: Script, Event
Display Level: Advanced
   
Option: Branching Rules
Summary: Exclude specific URLs from being processed
Description: This is a list of URLs to be excluded from script processing. They can be set to be ignored (loaded but not included) or blocked (not loaded) in Advanced mode. Branching Logic for details.
Scope: Script/Action/Event
Display Level: Advanced
   
Option: Flash Options
Summary: Modify handling of Flash objects
Description: Flash objects can be loaded and run but hidden during replay to speed execution time if the Flash interaction is not necessary for replay. The WMODE attribute can also be modified to ensure that Deja can "hear" the click event.
Scope: Script/Event
Display Level: Advanced
   
Option: Location Changes
Summary: URL location change modifications
Description: Manually adjust how recorded URL location changes are handled.
Scope: Script/Event
Display Level: Advanced
   
Option: Content Changes
Summary: Page content changes modifications
Description: Manually adjust how recorded content changes are handled.
Scope: Script/Event
Display Level: Advanced
   
Option: Network Activity
Summary: Network activity customization
Description: Manually change how recorded network activity is handled.
Scope: Script/Event
Display Level: Advanced
   
Option: Capture Data
Summary: Specify screen capture method
Description: Override the default screen capture method. Some Flash content may require this to be enabled in order to appear in the Screen Capture image.
Scope: Script/Event
Display Level: Advanced