Synchronization Tab

This functionality is supported only if you are using the Open Agent.

The Synchronization tab is available on the Agent Options dialog box contains the following options:

Synchronization mode

Select the synchronization algorithm for the ready state of a Web application. The synchronization algorithm configures the waiting period for the ready state of an invoke call.

HTML mode
Using the HTML mode ensures that all HTML documents are in an interactive state. With this mode, you can test simple web pages. If more complex scenarios with Java script are used, it might be necessary to manually script synchronization functions.
AJAX mode
Using the AJAX mode eliminates the need to manually script synchronization functions (such as wait for objects to appear or disappear, wait for a specific property value, and so on), which eases the script creation process dramatically. This automatic synchronization is also the base for a successful record and replay approach without manual script adoptions.
Synchronization timeout (seconds)
Enter the maximum time, in seconds, to wait for an object to be ready.
Synchronization exclude list

Type the entire URL or a fragment of the URL for any service or Web page that you want to exclude.

Some AJAX frameworks or browser applications use special HTTP requests, which are permanently open in order to retrieve asynchronous data from the server. These requests may let the synchronization hang until the specified synchronization timeout expires. To prevent this situation, either use the HTML synchronization mode or specify the URL of the problematic request in the Synchronization exclude list setting.

For example, if your web application uses a widget that displays the server time by polling data from the client, permanent traffic is sent to the server for this widget. To exclude this service from the synchronization, determine what the service URL is and enter it in the exclusion list.

For example, you might type:

Separate multiple entries with a comma.

If your application uses only one service, and you want to disable that service for testing, you must use the HTML synchronization mode rather than adding the service URL to the exclusion list.

4Test statement which sets the selected option

When you set an option, this field displays the 4Test statement that represents the selected option. For example, if you set the Window timeout to 5 seconds on the Timing tab, the following 4Test statement displays:


The statement uses the SetOption method to operate on the agent object. OPT_WINDOW_TIMEOUT is the internal 4Test name of the Window Timeout option and 5 is the current, default value of the option, five seconds.

This code is useful if you want to set a local value for a given agent. You can type or change the code yourself, then click the Copy to Clipboard button to copy the statement to the clipboard.

Copy to Clipboard
Copies the 4Test statement which sets the option to the clipboard.