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Recording and Replay

Hi all,

      I've recorded a HTTP Protocol script on filling a form for DRIVING LICENSE in a GOVERNMENT Web Site with a captcha image at the bottom of the form. When i replay the script with different different parameters of mandatory field, does it really insert the raw data into the server on each iteration?. And it doesn't throw an error because the captcha gets changed each time the page gets refreshed.

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HPE Expert

Re: Recording and Replay

Captcha is to ensure that the response is not generated by a computer. Generally it will be implemented to avoid automation.

Advisor

Re: Recording and Replay

yeah i get what you're saying about captcha. But when i replay the script with different parameters, Does it really insert different data into the server as previously recorded? or it just replays the recorded response time?

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Re: Recording and Replay

The question should not be 'does it' but rather 'should it'.

 

The answer to if it should insert data, is yes, it should.

 

Does it? Absolutely no idea. Only you can answer that one.

Oliver
Trusted Contributor Trusted Contributor

Re: Recording and Replay

Of course, it won't because the page has a captcha on it.

 

You should do the the drivers a favour and disable the captcha.

Oliver
Advisor

Re: Recording and Replay

Yes, It does not insert the data. i checked. But the script must fail when it gets replayed because the page has a captcha and it changes everytime i replay the script, but i got the message "NO ERRORS DETECTED" in the replay summary page. Can someone explain why this happened?. Thanks oliver.

HPE Expert

Re: Recording and Replay

there may be multiple reasons. If there is any error in application, generally it will be routed to an error page for which actually the server returns http-200 response. This is what LR looks and treat it as valid response and no errors.

Advisor

Re: Recording and Replay

Thanks Madan.