WebWatchBot provides the functionality to execute, in a defined sequence, one or more watch items that collectively form one entity for monitoring known as a Transaction.
Though Transactions are commonly a series of web pages, WebWatchBot allows any Watch Type, e.g., SMTP, POP3, HTTP, etc., to be executed within a Transaction.
One of the most common types of Transactions is one that monitors web pages within an e-commerce web application, to monitor a shopping cart and all of its pieces. For example, a Transaction could monitor the following steps:
- View an item in a catalog
- Add item to a shopping cart
- View contents of a shopping cart
- Start checkout process
- Add customer data for checkout
- Complete checkout/purchase
Transactions can be added, modified and deleted much like Watch Items. Transactions have Alarm Settings, SLA Status, Reports, Real-Time Charts, Response Time Charts, Output, and Log similar to Watch Items.
Modifying a Transaction changes the properties of that Transaction, but not the properties of the Watch Items that are steps of that Transaction.
Deleting a Transaction deletes the Transaction and its Transaction Summary, but does not delete Watch Items that are steps of that Transaction.</span>