Viewing a Journey in the VIP Test Modeller

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Recorded journey sessions are accessible from the VIP Test Modeller workspace.

To view journeys, log-in to the VIP Test Modeller and select the relevant context. Next, navigate to the “Journeys” tab, under Test Insight in the sidebar. This will display the recorded journeys in the workspace:

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The “History” drop-down allows you to browse journeys at different points in the application history. The “Refresh” button will display any activity recorded while the VIP Test Modeller is open. Recorded Journeys can also be deleted using the delete button:

There are three views available for each journey:

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Interaction Activity

Viewing interaction activity shows the actions recorded for a given journey, ordered by action.

The attributes tab allows you to edit information associated with a given activity, including the URL, the description, object type, and page object ID.  The interaction type can be edited, as can the data value entered. The code snippet displays the automation code that can execute a recorded action. The following example shows the information captured when a user typed the username “tom” into a text box with Object ID “USER_NAME”:

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The “State” tab displays the page state at the time of the interaction. It includes a copy of the page HTML, the Element HTML, the Element CSS, and any relevant and active cookies.

The “image” tab displays a screenshot of the moment when the action was recorded, and the “history” lets you browse the previous executions of the journey by date and time.

Message Activity

Viewing message activity shows the requests and responses intercepted during the most recent journey execution. It includes all the metadata needed for effective service and message virtualization, as well as for automated testing across distributed systems and APIs.

Click the message activity icon next to a journey in the workspace to open the message activity panel. Traffic is broken down by each request-response pair:

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In the request tab, the message traffic column displays requests ordered by row. It provides a quick display of the request method and type, and the URL.

Clicking on a request allows you to view and edit the request data. This includes the request type, for instance “GET” or “POST”, as well as the request type, such as XMLHttpRequests (XHRs) or requests made to the mainframe. The URL can further be edited, as can the request header and body.

The response tab displays the corresponding response data:

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This includes the URL, timestamp, type, method, the status code, status line, body, header, and whether or not the response came from Cache.

Console Activity

The console activity panel displays any JavaScript errors or warnings that occurred during the most recent journey execution:

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The error exception and Javascript call-stack are displayed with each console message.