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Home > Success Center > Web Performance Monitor (WPM) > WPM Documentation > Web Performance Monitor Administrator Guide > Recording sequences > Creating recordings > Creating a recording

Creating a recording

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Creating a record is simple. Just start the recorder and perform the browser steps you would expect your user or customer to do. You can edit these at any point.

Starting the Recording:

  1. Click Start > SolarWinds Orion > Web Performance Monitor > Recorder.
    Note: You be asked if you want to lower your security settings in order the run the recorder.
  2. Enter the URL for the page from which you want to start recording, and press Enter or click OK.
  3. Click Record File:Success_Center/New_Articles/WPM-MT/040/010/020/0300000C_11x11.png and begin the sequence. All your browser actions are now recorded and listed in the Time Line pane on the right side of the Recorder, as shown below:


Making Corrections While Recording:

  1. Click Undo File:Success_Center/New_Articles/WPM-MT/040/010/020/0300000E_18x15.png as many times as necessary to step back through any incorrect actions in the Time Line.
  2. Correct your mistakes by right-clicking the step in the Time Line, and selecting the appropriate menu option.

New steps can be added between two existing actions or at the end of the last step in the recording.

Adding Waits:

The default timeout threshold for pages is 30 seconds. If you need to specify a longer time to wait, you can insert a Wait command before or after a step. These Wait times are not included in the recorded time for the transactions.

  1. Right-click on the step before or after which you want to insert a pause.
  2. Select Insert Wait above or Insert Wait below.
  3. Select the time to wait, and click OK.

Removing Unnecessary Actions in the Time Line:

  1. Select the unnecessary action, and press the Delete key.


Correcting Errors in Text Field Actions:

  1. Double-click the text field action in the Time Line pane.


  2. Enter the corrected text in the Simple Text Input box, or enter the multi-variant text in the Multi-Variant Text Input box, and then click OK.


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