Recording Summary Report

When you record your application, unwanted information is often included in the script, such as Google statistics, advertisements, and third party information.

VuGen's Recording Summary report enables you to make decisions about which parts of the recording to include in your generated script, and which to filter out.

The Recording Summary provides general information about your recording session, as well as detailed information about hosts, headers, and content types. The report also enables you to manage traffic filtering.

Note: This feature is available for Web HTTP/HTML scripts only.

Enable the Recording Summary report

To configure VuGen to automatically generate a Recording Summary report at the end of a recording session:

  1. In VuGen, select Tools > Options.
  2. On the Scripting tab, under Recording, select Generate Recording Summary report.
  3. To open the report after it is generated, select Display the Recording Summary report when recording is finished.

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Access the Recording Summary report

Assuming Generate Recording Summary report is enabled (see Enable the Recording Summary report above), when you finish recording your script the Recording Summary report appears in the script tree under the Recording Report.

If your options are set to display the report when recording is finished, the report opens in the Script Editor pane.

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Recording Summary report overview

The Recording Summary report displays a dashboard which contains top-level details about your recording session.

Tip: Click the button in the upper-right corner to expand the report.

The report displays the following:

Page Description



  • General recording information:

    • Total size: Details about the recorded script including throughput, number of requests, and number of connections recorded.

      Note: When using WinINet mode, the number of connections is not available.

    • Date and duration of the recording
    • The client application or browser

  • Number of correlations found during the recording session
  • The number of headers found during the recording session
  • Distribution of content types and response codes
  • Host information, by domain

Displays of the hosts that were recorded during the recording session, grouped by domain.

The following information is provided about each host:

  • Host’s IP address
  • SSL version and SSL Cipher used for the connection
  • HTTP version
  • Number of requests made
  • Total size of data received from the host during the recording session

Displays information about the HTTP headers created during the recording.

Headers that are included (selected) are added in a web_add_header function.

Note: This page is informational only, and cannot be edited.

Content Types

Displays information about the content types recorded:

  • how many times they appeared during the recording session
  • total size and download time of matching data received

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Filter recorded script using the Recording Summary report

  • To drill down into the report details:

    Detail Click....

    Open Design Studio button


    x Headers were recorded or More details link

    Hosts More details link
    Content Types More details link
  • Use the search bar on the Hosts, Headers, or Content-Type pages to find a particular detail.
  • On the Hosts/Headers pages, select the Included/Excluded buttons to view a list of hosts/headers in your script. The Included/Excluded buttons display the number of hosts/headers included or excluded. When both buttons are selected (default), all of the hosts/headers are listed.

    On the Hosts page, you can select whole domains, or particular hosts within domains, to include/exclude in the script.

    Note: The Headers page is informational only, and cannot be edited.

  • On the Content Types page, select the Non-Resource/Resource buttons to view a list of non-resource and resource content types found in the script. The Non-Resource/Resource buttons display the number of content types that are non-resources or resources. When both buttons are selected (default), all of the content types found in the script are listed.

    Use the togglers next to each content type to define it as a non-resource or resource.

  • When you filter the hosts or content types, the filter is added to the Recording Options. To manually edit the filter lists, click the Open Recording Options button at the top of the report.

    For host and traffic filtering information, see Network > Mapping and Filtering Recording Options.

    For Resources/Non-resources filtering information, see Non-Resources Dialog Box.

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Regenerate the script

When you make changes in the report, red asterisks appear next to the changed entities and the Regenerate button appears at the bottom of the screen. Click to regenerate the script.

The changes are applied to the script.

Note: Manual enhancements to a recorded action step are lost when regenerating the script. For more details, see Regenerate a Vuser Script.

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