Once you have recorded a script with EveryStep Scripting Tool Desktop, you may wish to go back and add or edit specific actions within the script.

Editing a Script That You Have Previously Saved to Your Desktop

You can open the EveryStep Scripting Tool Desktop and select the Load from Local Machine option to load an existing device.

Editing From within a Dotcom-Monitor Account

You can edit a script by opening up EveryStep Scripting Tool Desktop and clicking the Download from Dotcom-Monitor button.

Alternatively, if you wish to edit details about the monitoring device such as monitoring locations, frequency, etc. you can do this from within the Dotcom-Monitor website.

From within the Dotcom-Monitor website interface, you can also edit the Task name, Script timeout period in seconds, and the DNS resolution options.

How to Start Editing

Once the script has been loaded to EveryStep Scripting Tool Desktop, there are 4 ways to edit a script:

1. To add additional steps to the end of a script, simply press the record button, and select the option to continue adding steps.

2. To add new lines in the middle of a script using the wizard, you can right-click the script within the editing pane (at the bottom of the screen) where you want to add a new line. The context menu with the options to add new steps will appear:

3. To edit variables such as keywords, and field values like usernames and passwords, left-click an underlined field label to edit the value.

Check Video Tutorials page for Advanced Tutorial videos.

4. For more advanced editing (for advanced users only) you can enable the Allow to edit script manually feature in the Advanced Settings menu. However, this will allow you to change the text of any line in the script and add your custom C# code. So if you do not edit a line properly the script will break.

Scripts that have been edited with custom C# code require an approval by our technical support team before being saved. Every time you add a custom C# code or edit a script that contains custom C# code the script will be sent for approval automatically. Note that it may take some time for our team to review and approve the script for use.

To enable manual editing  mode, click the wrench icon in the upper right hand corner of the app and go to Advanced Settings > Miscellaneous > Allow to edit script manually. See also: Sample C# Code Editing in a Script, EveryStep Scripting Tool Object Model: classes, methods, properties, etc..