Property Analytics

Document created by Chris Sommerstad Employee on Jul 22, 2017
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CloudTest provides the ability to track and analyze custom properties. Additionally, custom properties can automatically be created on-the-fly when executing a property set.

These two property analytic features are especially useful when testing sites using content delivery networks such as Akamai where, for example, property analytics can be used to provide insight into the distribution and occurrence of metrics such as hits/misses for cached objects on a content delivery network. Or, for example, to reveal the distribution of Content-Type in HTTP responses within a given test.

Tracking Custom Property Values in Analytics

Custom Property values can be tracked in analytics for all objects in the Clip Editor and Composition Editor, with the exception of Band and Composition, by using the new Save value for analytics checkbox. Property analytics are turned off by default.

By enabling Save value for anyalytics, one specifies that a custom property’s ending value will be tracked in analytics. This means that the value that the property has when its owning item completes will be aggregated and displayed into test results. A given property can be set to any number of values during the execution of its owner. However, only the last value will be stored in analytics.

Save a Custom Property for Analytics (Messages/Actions)

  1. Locate and open the message or browser action in the lower panel of the Clip Editor. If the item is part of a container, expand the container and select and double-click the message or action to open it in the lower panel.

  1. Select the message by name in the Message Editor. For example, default.asp in the screenshot above.
  2. Select the Custom Properties tab.
  3. Check the Save value for analytics checkbox for a given property in the Custom Properties tab to track it in analytics.
  4. Save the test clip after making any changes.

 

Note:  The Save value for analytics checkbox can be checked for all Custom property value types (e.g. Constant, Seed Data: Repository, and Seed Data: URL).

Save a Custom Property for Analytics (Containers)

  1. Locate and open the clip element in the lower panel of the Clip Editor.
  2. Select the Custom Properties tab.
  3. Check the Save value for analytics checkbox for a given property in the Custom Properties tab to track it in analytics.
  4. Save the test clip after making any changes.

Save a Custom Property for Analytics (Clip Custom Properties)

  1. With the given clip open in the Clip Editor, click the Properties tab.
  2. Select Clip Custom Properties in the Properties list on the lower left.
  3. Check the Save value for analytics checkbox for a given property in the panel to track it in analytics.
  4. Save the test clip after making any changes.

Save a Custom Property for Analytics (Track)

  1. With the given track selected in the Composition Editor, click the Properties tab.
  2. With the track still selected in the Properties list on the left, select the Custom Properties tab.
  3. Check the Save value for analytics checkbox for a given property in the panel to track it in analytics.
  4. Save the composition after making any changes.

Save a Custom Property for Analytics (Target)

  1. Locate and open the target in the Target Editor.
  2. Select the Target Info node on the left.
  3. Click the Custom Properties tab on the right.
  4. Check the Save value for analytics checkbox for a given property in the Custom Properties tab to track it in analytics.

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