Editing a Script

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

To edit a script that you have previously saved to your desktop

you can open EveryStep and select the option to load an existing device.

Once the script has been loaded, There are 4 ways to edit a script:

1. If you wish 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 in the script window at the bottom of the screen where you want to add a new line. This brings up the options to add new steps.

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

4. For more advanced editing (Note- this is only for advanced users) You could enable the Manual Editing feature. However, this will allow you to change the text of any line in the script. So if you do not edit a line properly the script will break. To enable this mode, click on the wrench in the upper right hand of the program and Go to Advanced Settings -> Miscelaneous -> and check the box next to ‘Allow to edit script manually’.

Editing a script with C#

From within a Dotcom-Monitor Account

you can edit a script by opening up the EveryStep Script Editor and clicking the Download from Dotcom-Monitor button.  You will be prompted to sign in to your Dotcom-Monitor account and then you can select the script you wish to edit.

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.


Clicking the Edit in EveryStep link downloads the script into a custom Dotcom-Monitor file type .dmuv.  If you have the EveryStep scripting tool installed on your machine, clicking to open the file will automatically open the scripting tool.  You will have to sign in to your account in order to load a script from your account.

Once a script is open in edit mode, you can right click on the script within the editing pane to display the following actions as also you can edit such elements like “Keyword” or passwords and other text strings under “TypeText()” :