In this section, we cover the identification of data elements on your target website and create a monitor to track the changes on the target website. We'll work through each of the steps with examples that will help you build the monitors using the Sequentum Chrome browser extension and the Web Monitoring portal.
Steps to create your first Web Monitor
1. We start by pasting a web page URL (For eg. https://training.sequentum.com) in the chrome browser.
2. Next, click the Sequentum Web Monitor Extension icon to create your monitor and capture the web elements for which you want to track the changes.
3. Enter a monitor name and click on the 'Create' button.
4. Next, click on the + sign near the Tracked Elements text and select the web page or the web element for which you want to track the website changes.
5. The selected web element is assigned a name below the Tracked Elements field and a selection XPath is automatically added for the selected web element and you will see a preview of the selected data in the Preview section. You can also modify the XPath of the selected web element by clicking on the edit button.
6. You can also exclude the elements from the already selected web element using the + icon below the Excluded Elements section.
7. Next you can add a schedule to your monitor and you can also choose to get an Email alert for the changes on the website.
8. Next, click on the Update button and all your changes added in the above steps get updated in your monitor.
9. The monitor automatically gets added to the Sequentum Web Monitor portal and is ready for a manual test run as shown below:
Steps to create Monitors through Portal
1. Open the Web monitor page by pasting the URL: https://web-monitors.sequentum.com/monitors/repository in the chrome browser.
2. Next, click on the ‘Add New Monitor’ option from the left side corner and it will open a pop-up window with the below options:
- Select Source Type: This is a drop-down field having two options as Web Page and Document URL. If you want to create a monitor the changes on a website then you should choose the Web Page option and if you want to track changes on a PDF file then you should select the Document URL option.
- Select Collection: Once you have selected the Source Type you should choose the Collection in which you want to create your web page monitor or the Document monitor.
- Open Editor: If you have selected the Web Page Source Type then clicking on the Open Editor button will redirect you to a new browser tab and will also open the Sequentum Chrome Browser extension to perform the same steps that were added under the Steps to create your first Web Monitor section.
3. Choose the Web Page option from the Select Source Type drop-down and any Collection name from the Select Collection drop-down box.
4. Next, enter the Source URL ( (For eg. https://training.sequentum.com) and then click on the Open Editor button.
5. The source URL https://training.sequentum.com will be loaded to a new browser tab and the Chrome Extension will also get loaded automatically with the Collection Name already populated with the value that was selected on the Add New Monitor pop-up window and you can perform the same steps that were added under the Steps to create your first Web Monitor section to create a new monitor through the web portal.
Steps to create a PDF Document Monitor through Portal
1. Choose the Document URL option from the Select Source Type drop-down and any Collection name from the Select Collection drop-down box.
2. Next, enter the Monitor name and document URL in the relevant fields. (For ex- https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Monitoring-Programs/Medicare-FFS-Compliance-Programs/DMEPOS/Downloads/DMEPOS_PA_Required-Prior-Authorization-List.pdf )
3. Next you can add a schedule to your monitor and you can also choose to get an Email alert for the changes on the document.
4. Next, click on the Create Monitor button and all your details added in the above fields get added in your monitor.
5. The monitor now gets displayed in the Sequentum Web Monitor repository page and is ready for a manual test run as shown below: