Synthetic Classic has reached end of support and is no longer available. Existing Synthetic Classic customers have been upgraded to the all-in-one Dynatrace software intelligence platform.


Use the Recorder functionality to create tests that navigate your web site or application in a way that reflects common usage.

The platform provides a Windows-based Recorder and a Web-based Recorder:

  • The Windows Recorder requires you to download and install the Recorder on a Windows platform. It provides all scripting language functionality and simple-to-advanced use cases.
  • The Web Recorder is built directly into the Synthetic Classic Portal test management workflow. It allows you to record, edit, and provision a test from a Chrome browser, supporting both Windows and Mac operating systems. Web Recorder provides basic use case and language support; advanced functions such as custom JavaScript coding requires the use of the Windows Recorder.

Refer to either the Windows Recorder or Web Recorder help pages for additional information on how to record, edit, and validate transactions.