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Dynatrace Leader
Dynatrace Leader

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Sometimes a simple click is not sufficient and a right-click is needed. This can be achieved through a JavaScript Event. 


Issue Solution Tasks Alternative(s)
Right-click is needed Use a JavaScript event Find the relevant locator
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Steps to follow to perform a right-click in a Browser Clickpath Synthetic Monitor

  1. Go to the relevant page in a Chrome browser

  2. Right-click on the element which you want to interact with on the page and select Inspect. The element will then be shown in Developer Tools Inspect.png

  3. Right click on the element on the Web developer tools - > Copy - > Copy JS path



  4. Paste the JS path on the below element value


    function rightClick(element){
      var evt = element.ownerDocument.createEvent('MouseEvents');
      var RIGHT_CLICK_BUTTON_CODE = 2; // the same for FF and IE
      evt.initMouseEvent('click', true, true,
          element.ownerDocument.defaultView, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, false,
          false, false, false, RIGHT_CLICK_BUTTON_CODE, null);
      return !element.dispatchEvent(evt);
    var element = document.querySelector('button[id="testid"]'); //Replace with the element which you want to right-click.



  5. Add a new event into the monitor, where you need to right-click and paste in the updated snippet above. 




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‎02 Jan 2024 10:00 AM
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DynaMight Legend
DynaMight Legend

Thanks for sharing! 


Hello ,

I have tried to implement that but I am getting the below error once i have playback the record.

Playback error: Exception was thrown by the JavaScript code: Cannot read properties of null (reading 'ownerDocument')


Is there any recomendation to overcome this issue?

Thank you