Playback Log

Last modified on June 10, 2021

You use the playback log to track execution of individual test actions of a script. The log displays information for the last run that you started from the script editor. For information on viewing and analyzing results of load test runs, see Results.

Access the log

To access the log:

  • Record a script as usual up to the point where you can enable playback.

    — or —

  • Open any existing script: go to Projects and select the needed project from the script, then, on the Web tests tab, select the script you want to view from the list.

To expand the log, click Playback Log at the bottom of the the recorder screen:

InstaPlay Recorder: Playback log

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To start script playback and populate the log with data, click . During the playback, the title of the log shows the action being performed:

InstaPlay Recorder: Playback log — Populated

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The log is a table with the following columns:

Column Description
Details Information on the performed action. May be one of the following:
  • Playback actions: start and end.
  • The name of the performed step.
  • The name of the reproduced event.
  • Sub-event actions: playback of think times, identification of specific elements.
Image For steps and events: A screenshot of the tested web application’s state upon executing the script or step.
Status The status of the action. Either  Ok, or  Error.
Time The time when the test engine started performing the action.
Duration The time taken to perform the action, in seconds, with three decimal places.

Log actions

InstaPlay Recorder: Log actions

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  • To show or hide all the events of all the test steps:

    Click Expand All or Collapse All respectively at the top of the screen.

  • To jump to the log entry whose status is Error:

    Click Jump to Errors.

  • To hide specific events (mouse moves, click events, and so on):

    Open the drop-down menu at the top of the screen and select the appropriate check box.

  • To resize the log panel vertically:

    Drag the top of the panel up or down.

  • To toggle the full screen view:

    Click the Full screen view / Default screen view button in the top right corner of the panel.

  • To view and compare the screenshots captured for an event during script recording and playback:

    Click an image icon in the Image column. For more information on image comparison, see Image Comparison.

  • To save the log:

    Simply select File > Save from the menu. Log data is part of script data, and LoadNinja saves it along with the script.

See Also

Script Settings
UI Tests (or Scripts)

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