Capture & Replay

What are the requirements for using Capture & Replay feature?

To use Capture & Replay, you should have a mainframe a test environment (e.g. zD&T for TN3270) with test data. This environment has to contain the programs & data required to run your test cases and it should be accessible by AWS Blu Insights, possibly through a VPN.


Does Capture & Replay work for any modernized application?

No, Capture & Replay feature is only available for applications modernized with AWS Blu Age Velocity and have not been manually changed.


How to use my newly created SIDE file?

To use a SIDE file generated using the user interaction recorder, fill in the address of the modernized application, and launch it using Selenium IDE to import the SIDE file.

NB: generated SIDE files are compatible with Selenium IDE 3.4.0 or newer. We recommend using the up-to-date version of the Firefox extension or of the MacOS/Windows application. The Chrome extension does not allow using function keys and must not be used to test modernized applications.


How do I make the time bar appear in my video?

For a good UX, we strongly recommend you use the same browser for recording and for playing the videos. Other players may not play the video properly. Please validate your environment and process prior to launch a mass recording activity.


What are the compatible browsers?

We recommend using up-to-date versions of Chrome, Edge or Firefox. Recording is not possible for versions prior to:

  • Chrome 57
  • Edge 80
  • Firefox 45


My infrastructure is ready, can I start recordings?

We recommend running a calibration phase before launching mass testing. See the Global Capture strategy.


An online test scenario captured by AWS Blu Insights should be around 10 minutes. Long test scenarios will be complex to validate by developers and testers.