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Choosing Proxy Recording

Setting Recording Options
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To set up and use proxy recording:
1. Start Robot on the proxy computer.
2. In the Proxy Administration dialog box, match up the proxy computer and port
with each server to be used in the test.
For details, see Creating a Proxy Computer on page 6-11.
3. In the
Method:Proxy
Method:Proxy
Method:Proxy
Method:Proxy
tab of the Session Record Options dialog box, match up
each client with the server it will send requests to. Be sure to specify the actual
server and not the proxy computer.
For details, see Identifying Client/Server Pairs on page 11.
4. Configure each client to send requests to the proxy computer, not to the server.
For example, if the client sends requests to an Oracle database, use the Oracle
client configuration software to specify the proxy computer's address and port
number, not the server's.
5. Start the client application and navigate to the point where recording begins.
6. On the proxy computer, enable recording (
File
File
File
File
>
Record Session
Record Session
Record Session
Record Session
).
7. With recording enabled, each tester at each client computer performs the
transactions to record.
8. When all transactions are complete, stop recording on the proxy computer.
Choosing Proxy Recording
To use the proxy recording method:
1. Click
Tools
Tools
Tools
Tools >
>
>
> Session Record Options
Session Record Options
Session Record Options
Session Record Options
.
2. Click the
Method
Method
Method
Method
tab, and then click
Proxy recorder
Proxy recorder
Proxy recorder
Proxy recorder
.
3. Click the
Method:Proxy
Method:Proxy
Method:Proxy
Method:Proxy
tab to:
Create a proxy computer.
Identify client/server pairs that communicate through the proxy.
After you set up your system for proxy recording, record a trial script to make sure
the proxy recording yields the results you expect.
NOTE: If you perform proxy recording against an Oracle database, the server
should not be set up to redirect. Consult your Oracle documentation for
information.