Record user interactions

All user actions on the terminal can be recorded (e.g. writing texts, pressing function keys, waiting…) within the right location based on the lines and columns of the terminal. All the captured information is serialized to a JSON file and a SIDE file (Selenium).

How to use the user interactions recorder

By clicking the Start button, BluInsights records all user interactions within the terminal. Two options are available:
Automatic or manual check

  • Automatic: at every visual change in the terminal, an automatic check of all the updated fields is added to the record.
  • Manual: a click on the “Check” button is necessary to choose the fields to check and add to the record.

Capture Check Texts
By clicking the Stop button, BluInsights stops the recording and the user will name and download the result.

Result

Files generated while capturing in TN3270 section

In the case of a modernization project (from mainframe to Java using Blu Age Velocity), users can record test scenarios on their mainframe version of the application to obtain the Selenium files that can be automatically executed on the modernized application. For instance, only the URL where the application is deployed and the name of the transaction to be tested need to be added to the SIDE files.