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Not able to monitor URL that download json file

I want to monitor a URL that is downloading a json file. I recorded the URL in WPM recorder. But when I play the recording, playback fails.

It shows the error: Playback failed.File downloaded verification failed. No file was dowloaded in specified time.

Does anyone know if it is possible to monitor this type of URL in Solarwinds?

 

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MVP
MVP

I originally responded wondering about using a file monitor instead, but that may not work in your case, especially if the page has very little html content to check.

Your problem is that the popup for downloading a file is not part of the content of the page.

Is it possible to monitor the preceding page or are you trying to validate the download itself?

the chew toy for the dog of life
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Thanks for you reply.

The URL has no page. When I open the URL in browser, it autodownloads the json file. I want to monitor the download only.

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right - your problem is that you have no way to tell the disconnected process where to download the file.

Maybe have some other process like curl or wget grab the file, then use a file monitor to track the downloaded file?

the chew toy for the dog of life
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The URL that I am talking about is a downloading link. The steps written in this KB article doesn't fit my case. In this article it is written that navigate to URL, click on the file to download. But in my case, when I navigate to the URL, it autodownloads a json file.

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