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How can I indentify if my Abode Flex Application under test is using non supported Externalizable Traits?

How can I indentify if my Abode Flex Application under test is using non supported Externalizable Traits?

A good indicator as to whether the application you have recorded against contains "Externalizable Traits" is if the SilkPerformer AMF3 Recorder generates a BDF script which captures the AMF3 data as binary data instead of transforming it to XML. So instead of seeing the AMF transformed to XML, like this:

WebPagePost("http://localhost/graniteamf/amf", "\r\n"
" \r\n"
" \r\n"
" \r\n"..

You see the data recorded as binary data, like this:

"\h00030000000100046E756C6C00022F34" // ????????????????????????null??????/4 00000000
"\h000001560A00000001110A81134F666C" // ?????????V???????????????????????????Ofl 00000010
"\h65782E6D6573736167696E672E6D6573" // ex.messaging.mes 00000020
"\h73616765732E52656D6F74696E674D65" // sages.RemotingMe 00000030
"\h73736167650D736F75726365136F7065" // ssage???source???ope 00000040
"\h726174696F6E0F686561646572731374" // ration???headers???t 00000050
"\h696D657374616D7011636C69656E7449" // imestamp???clientI 00000060
"\h6409626F64791764657374696E617469" // d???body???destinati 00000070
"\h6F6E136D65737361676549641574696D" // on???messageId???tim 00000080
"\h65546F4C69766501060D627573636172" // eToLive?????????buscar 00000090
"\h0A0B01154453456E64706F696E74061B" // ????????????DSEndpoint?????? 000000A0
"\h6D792D6772616E697465616D66010400" // my-graniteamf????????? 000000B0
"\h010903010A0729656E746974792E5365" // ??????????????????)entity.Se 000000C0
"\h61726368436F6E7465787401040004FF" // archContext??????????????? 000000D0

You can verify if you have encountered externalizable traits by searching for the binary values "0A 07" and sometimes "0A 0F" within the binary data contained in the SilkPerformer BDF script (as shown in bold above). Typically these values are followed by usually a single byte that contains length information for the upcoming classname or the classname itself. Additionally another indicator is if you see an error message similar to the following in the corresponding Record.log file

Error: TransformDll: Transformation for "FLASH_REMOTING": TransformBegin: at binary offset dec 658 (hex 292), unexpected end of data, while parsing a data type tag..

Currently SilkPerformer has limited support for certain externalizable traits; if you have verified the above steps then your application is not suitable for testing using SilkPerformer. For further information on externalizable traits please view the following resolution:

What are AMF3 Externalizable Traits and does SilkPerformer support them?


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