Product Documentation

Advanced Settings Dialog Box for Web Applications

Jan 18, 2010

Some Web applications use dynamic URLs. When this condition is encountered, additional form definition criteria (referred to as detection matching entries) must be used to uniquely identify a specific user credential management form.

These detection matching entries are defined using the Match Detail dialog box and appear on the Advanced Settings dialog box. To access the Match Detail dialog box, click Advanced Matching on the Identify form page to access the Advanced Settings dialog box, then click Add.

Use the Match Detail dialog box options and controls to define the criteria used to uniquely identify a specific user credential management form. It works by looking for specific values in the tagged content of the HTML form presented to manage a specific user credential management action. You need to define only enough match conditions to uniquely identify the user credential management form being defined.

Type the Web element you want to match in the Find box. If the element is not found, expand the Additional Settings section to manually identify the element.

The Additional Settings section is divided as follows:
  • Tag

    This field is used to search for the identified HTML tag. If the specific instance of the tag is known, select Match this instance and identify which instance in the document to use. If no specific instance is identified, all instances in the document are evaluated. Only the tag needs to be specified, not the delimiter (for example p rather than <p>). As a guideline, select the tag nearest to the content you are matching.

    Note: Because the Match this instance option can vary from browser to browser, use this feature only when necessary and test your configuration well.
  • Value Type

    This area is used to define the criteria to match. Select one of the following criteria:

    Criteria Description
    Text Can be any text found in the HTML code.
    HTML Any specific code found within the specified tag.
    Attribute Any attribute of the HTML code (such as a name attribute of a form tag)
  • Value to match

    This field is used to enter the value to match. Select Match the whole value to enforce strict matching of the value (any unspecified text that is in the tag element will cause the match to fail). Include all delimiters and quotes that could be encountered.

    Note: Match the whole value should be selected only when there are multiple instances of similar matching criteria.
  • Operator

    This area is used to define the relationship of this match entry to others defined for this form. The options include:

    Options Description
    AND Select this option when this match entry is one of multiple matches that must succeed to identify the form. By selecting this option the current match outcome is compared with the next match outcome. If both are true, the match succeeds.
    OR Select this option when this match alone can successfully identify the form. By selecting this option, the current match outcome is compared with the next match outcome. If either is true, the match succeeds. This option is used for single match definitions.
    NOT Select this operation to apply negative logic to the operator. This operator is used to define match criteria that should not appear on the page to succeed.