In this step-by-step tutorial, learn about how to organize and modify existing HTTP and HTTPS requests.
The Requests list in Fiddler Everywhere provides the option to save, modify, execute and share previously composed requests. When you save a request using the Composer, the request is added to a collection in the Requests list.
The Requests list is organized in collections. Each collection is a folder on the root level of the Requests list. A collection can contain saved requests and other subfolders. To reload or start working on the saved requests, expand a collection and double-click on a selected request.
The Requests menu contains three buttons situated to the right of the section title:
The Collection menu contains several options to manage your currently selected request’s collection (folder):
To share a collection, click the Share icon, then enter the email addresses of the users in the Share Collection window.
The delete option will remove a selected collection or a specific request from the Requests list.
Follow these steps to delete a collection:
You could also delete a specific subfolder or a particular request using the delete option for the selected entry.
Each collection has options accessible via a context menu.
|New Folder||Creates a new folder within the selected collection.|
|Rename||Renames the selected collection. Only the owner can rename the collection. Keyboard shortcut: F2 (Mac), F2 (Windows).|
|Delete||Deletes the collection from the Requests list. This will also delete all the requests present in the collection. If the collection is shared, the collection will be removed for everyone. Keyboard shortcut: CMD + Back (Mac), Del (Windows).|
|Share||Triggers the Share Collection window. Keyboard shortcut: CMD + Shift + = (Mac), Ctrl + Shift + = (Windows).|
|Manage Users||Lists the users with shared access rights. You can use this option to remove users.|
|Save As Local Collection||Makes a local copy of your cloud saved collection. Useful for testing changes that you don’t need to share with the collaborators using the cloud collection. The option is available only for cloud collections.|
|Duplicate Collection||Makes a local copy of your collection. The option is available only for locally saved collections.|
Each request has options to either Rename or Delete via the request’s context menu (or via keyboard shortcuts).
Each saved request can be updated by inputting the modification (for example, in the Headers) and pressing the Save button. If you want to save a new instance of an already-saved request, use the Save as drop-down option (available only for already saved requests).
You are well on your way to using all the functionality within the Request List. We’ll have a follow-up blog post that will cover using the Fiddler Everywhere’s Composer, and we’ll walk through how to manually create, edit, send and test HTTP and HTTPS requests.
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Eve is a senior developer advocate at Progress and is enthralled in everything to do with web debugging and the world of network traffic. When not writing content or streaming, you can find her at your favorite developer events.
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