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

Stopping and saving a recording

When you have completed your action sequence, you need to stop, test and save it.

Stopping the Recording:

  1. Click Stop File:Success_Center/New_Articles/WPM-MT/040/010/060/03000018_14x13.png.

Testing the recording

You can play the entire recording or step through it. During the playback, the Player times how long it takes each steps to run. This information is used later to calculate typical timings for the recording.

The Recorder automatically tests the recording when you save it.

Playing the recording:

  • Click Play File:Success_Center/New_Articles/WPM-MT/040/010/060/03000019_18x18.png. The recorder will play the entire sequence.

Playing the recording step-by-step:

  • Click Step File:Success_Center/New_Articles/WPM-MT/040/010/060/0300001D_17x15.png. The recorder will play the next action in the sequence and then pause. Repeat for each step.

Saving the Recording:

If you are connected to the WPM server, you can save your recordings directly to the server.

The Recorder automatically tests the recording by playing it back when you save it. The Recorder also presents you with the option to open the Web Console to create a transaction from your new recording.

Saving a Recording to the WPM server:

  1. Click Save File:Success_Center/New_Articles/WPM-MT/040/010/060/0300001E_18x18.png.
  2. Enter the name of this recording in the Recording Name text box.
  3. Click Save.

Saving Changes to a Recording:

  • Click Save File:Success_Center/New_Articles/WPM-MT/040/010/060/0300001E_18x18.png.

Saving Changes as a New WPM Recording:

  1. Click File > Save As.
  2. Enter the name of this recording in the Recording Name text box.
  3. Click Save.

Exporting a recording

If you are in offline mode, you can export your recordings to the local disk as a .recording file that you can later transfer and import into WPM.

  1. Click File > Export.
  2. To password-protect the recording:
    1. Click Yes.
    2. Enter the password in the Password and Confirm Password text fields.
    3. Click OK.
  3. Enter the file name for the recording, and then click Save. (Saving creates an XML file.)
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