Editing tests

Any test can also be edited in the Web Recorder.

Use the test edit screens to edit single or multiple tests of different types or the same type at the same time.

When editing a single test for a test type, you can:

  • Modify the original settings provisioned for the test.
  • Configure additional (advanced) settings.
  • For Backbone, Mobile, or Private Last Mile tests, create or modify alert settings.

For multiple tests, you can only edit the settings the tests have in common. See Editing multiple tests, below.

The Dynatrace Portal restricts Mobile tests that contain SMS actions to run only on locations that support SMS. The Dynatrace Classic Portal does not have this restriction. When you edit a Mobile-SMS test originally configured in the Dynatrace Classic Portal, locations that do not support SMS are automatically removed from the test.

See these pages for more information about test settings:

The editing workflow begins in the Tests page. Click > Tests to go to this page.

If necessary, use the filters to find the test you want to edit.

Editing a single test

  1. Click the expand icon for a test to display the test details.

  2. Click Edit test.

  3. In the Edit a <TestType> Test page, select each tab as needed and edit the settings.

  4. Click Update to update the information on a tab or Update and Finish to save changes in all tabs and return to the Tests page or Alerts page.

Editing multiple tests

Use the multiple test edit feature to make changes to the common settings of several tests at one time. You can select any combination of test types.

  1. In the tests table, select the check boxes for the tests you want to edit.

  2. Click Edit selected above the table.

The Edit Multiple <TestType> Tests page displays the settings that can be edited. Note the following:

  • The Common Settings tab displays the settings that you can edit. Settings that do not appear on this tab cannot be edited for multiple tests.
  • You can edit up to 25 tests at one time per test type.
  • While you can add or edit test-level alert settings, you cannot edit or create step-level alerts for multiple Backbone tests.

When editing multiple Last Mile tests (Single URL, Transaction, or both), the number of measurements available to allocate for a test will be the lowest value available for a Last Mile test regardless of the type of Last Mile test being edited.

Editing multiple tests of the same test type

  1. Edit the values in the Edit Multiple <TestType> Tests page.

  2. Click Update and Finish to submit the changes and display the Tests page or Alerts page (Backbone tests).

Editing multiple tests of different test types

A Test List section appears at the top of the settings page that lists each test you selected to edit and its status.
To remove a test from editing, click . When a test is removed from editing, the Edit Multiple <TestType> Tests page reloads, and the locked or unlocked status of the settings may change.

Locked and unlocked icons appear next to each setting.

  • Unlocked – An unlocked icon appears next to the settings where the value for the setting is the same for each test you selected. This icon indicates that you can edit the values for this field; the value that appears here is the common value. To change the ability to edit the field, click the icon. The icon changes to a locked icon and the settings are disabled and cannot be edited. If the value of this setting was changed before locking it, this setting is not updated.
  •  Locked – A locked icon appears next to settings where the value for the setting is different for each test selected. This icon indicates that you cannot edit the values for this field. The field is disabled and no value is shown. Click the lock icon to unlock this setting. The unlock icon appears and a value for this setting can be selected. No default value appears when the setting is unlocked.

When you finish editing, only unlocked settings are updated. If you unlocked a setting for a required field and did not specify a value, an error message appears prompting you to select a value.

The editing pages appear in order by test type:

  1. Backbone
  2. Last Mile
  3. Mobile
  4. Private Last Mile

After editing the Backbone tests, click one of the following. The available buttons depend on which test type you're editing and which other types, if any, are next in the sequence.

  • Update – Update the edited test(s) while remaining on the current page to make more changes.
  • Update and Next – Submit the changes made to the current test(s) and display the editing page for the next test type.
  • Skip and Next – Cancel any changes in the current page and display the editing page for the next test type.
  • Update and Finish – Submit all changes and return to the Tests page.