URL segments to be used as grouped URL

This parameter is applicable to the Page Groups test alone. The Page Groups test groups URLs based on the URL segments configured for monitoring and reports aggregated response time metrics for every group.

Using this parameter, you can specify a comma-separated list of URL segment numbers based on which the pages are to be grouped.

URL segments are the parts of a URL (after the base URL) or path delimited by slashes. So if you had the URL: http://www.eazykart.com/web/shopping/login.jsp, thenhttp://www.eazykart.com will be the base URL or domain, /web will be the first URL segment, /shopping will be the second URL segment, and /login.jsp will be the third URL segment.

By default, this parameter is set to 1,2. This default setting, when applied to the sample URL provided above, implies that the eG agent will aggregate request and response time metrics to all instrumented web pages (i.e., web pages with the code snippet) under the URL /web/shopping. Here, /web corresponds to the specification 1 (URL segment 1) and /shopping corresponds to the specification 2 (URL segment 2) in the default value 1,2. This in turn means that, if the web site consists of pages such as http://www.eazykart.com/web/shopping/products.jsp, http://www.eazykart.com/web/shopping/products/travel/bags.jsp, http://www.eazykart.com/web/shopping/payment.jsp, etc., then the eG agent will track the requests to and responses from all these web pages, aggregate the results, and present the aggregated metrics for the descriptor /web/shopping.  This way, the test will create different page groups based on each of the second-level URL segments in the managed web site – eg., /web/movies, /web/travel, /web/reservations, /partner/contacts etc. – and will report aggregated metrics for each group so created.

If you want, you can override the default setting by providing different URL segment numbers here. For instance, your specification can be just 2. In this case, for the URL http://www.eazykart.com/web/shopping/login.jsp, the test will report metrics for the descriptor /shopping. You can even set this parameter to 1,3. For a web site that contains URLs such as http://www.eazykart.com/web/shopping/products.jsp, http://www.eazykart.com/web/shopping/products/travel/bags.jsp, and http://www.eazykart.com/web/shopping/payment.jsp, this specification will result in the following descriptors: /web/products, /web/products.jsp, and /web/payment.jsp.