Design Studio [Correlation Tab] Dialog Box

This dialog box enables you to scan for, correlate, and view information about dynamic values in your script.

UI example
To access

Click the Design Studio button on the VuGen toolbar.

The button is enabled only when you have a recorded script in the Solution Explorer.

Important information Correlation Tab [Design Studio] Overview
Relevant tasks Correlate Scripts Using Design Studio

User interface elements are described below (unlabeled elements are shown in angle brackets):

UI Element Description
Correlation Tab
Replay and Scan Design studio scans for dynamic values using all enabled types: rule, record, and replay.
Correlate Replace a dynamic value in the script with a correlation parameter.
Add as Rule

Add dynamic value definition as a rule.

Rule name. Enables you to specify a rule name.

Application Name. Enables you to associate the rule to a specific application.

For details, see Correlations > Rules Recording Options.

Undo Correlation Replace the correlation parameter with the original dynamic value.
Discard

Delete the selected dynamic values from the correlation grid. You can only use the discard action when the dynamic value has a status of New.

In addition, this action adds the text to the list of excluded strings. You can edit the list in Recording Options > Correlation > Configuration > Excluded string list.

View

Enables you to filter values found for correlation by the following types:

  • All
  • New
  • Correlated
Correlation Grid

Displays details about each dynamic value in the script

Type

Displays which engine found the dynamic value for correlations:

  • Record
  • Rules
  • Replay
  • Manual
Found/Replace

Displays information about the number of dynamic values found with the same definitions. Since you can perform partial correlation, meaning you can replace specific occurrences, the information displayed depends on if you have correlated the value or not.

  • Before you correlate

    Number of values that can be replaced/ Number of values found

  • After you correlate

    Number of values that have been replaced/Number of values found.

Status

Displays correlation status of the dynamic value from the script:

  • New
  • Correlated
Text in Response Displays the string of the dynamic value from the script.
Correlation Parameter Displays the correlation parameter name of the dynamic value.

Correlation Details Chevron
Displays details about the dynamic value in the snapshot/script

Original Snapshot Step Tab

Step in Script Details

Name Displays the step name in the script where the dynamic value was found.
Line Displays the line of the script where the dynamic value was found.

Action Name

Displays the name of action from the script where the dynamic value was found.
Description Displays a description of the step.
Correlation Definition Details
Type

Display API function that will be used to correlate the value.

Attribute based: web_reg_save_param_attrib

Regular expression: web_reg_save_param_regexp

Boundary based: web_reg_save_param_ex

Definition

Displays the definition of the dynamic value.

  • Attribute Based. Dynamic value correlation is defined by an input text value. Returns a warning if the text is not found.
  • Regular Expression. Dynamic value correlation is defined by a regular expression. A regular expression is a special text string for describing a search pattern.
  • Boundary based. Dynamic value correlation is defined by left and right boundary text strings.
Apply Definition Enables you to select which definition to apply to the dynamic value. You can scroll through the definition of the dynamic value in Occurrences in Snapshot by clicking Prev or Next buttons.
Occurrences in Snapshot

Record snapshot. Displays all the occurrences of the dynamic value in the record snapshot once the script as been replayed. You can scroll to view each occurrence in the snapshot.

Replay snapshot. If the scan type of Replay has been selected, Design Studio displays all the occurrences of the dynamic value in the replay snapshot once the script as been replayed. You can scroll to view each occurrence in the snapshot.

Note: Once the value has been correlated, the replay snapshot will be blank. If you modify the Correlation Definition, the replay snapshot will be blank.

Correlation Occurrences Tab
Occurrences in Script Displays the occurrences of the dynamic value in your script. You can correlate all the values or select individual values to correlate by selecting the check box adjacent to the occurrence.
Options

Opens the Recording Options dialog box.

For details, see:

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