Editing Dimensions in Scripts

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Administrators can also edit the Dimensions they’ve defined for the scripts, as needed due to changes in organizational structure. This feature is also useful to track accessibility issues reported by various teams that fall under different accountability structures.

To edit Script Dimensions:

  1. Activate the Manage Scripts link under the Configure section on the left hand corner of the screen.

Account dropdown displaying the configure option

  1. Navigate to the Scripts screen by activating Axe DevTools for Web >> Scripts from the two tab panels.

  2. Activate the Pencil icon under Actions column on the table for the Script you want to edit the dimensions for.

Configure axe DevTools for Web scripts screen with the 'Edit' button highlighted

  1. On the resulting modal window,

    1. Edit the display name of the script to your preferred name. This name then appears on the Scripts screen under the Script Name column, after you have edited the script details.

    Edit scripts modal with the display name

    Note: The axe DevTools script id is not editable. Hovering over the Help icon next to the Script Name in the Manage Scripts screen displays the axe DevTools script id (script name) of the script. The help icon does not appear on the screen if the display name and script name are the same.

    1. Make changes to the dimensions, as needed. Dimensions can be reordered, added, or removed. Activate the Continue button.

    Edit scripts modal with the already added dimensions highlighted

    Note: You can create a maximum of six dimensions per script. The dimension name can only be up to forty characters long.

  2. Review the change summary in the Review screen. Edit Scripts review modal with the checkbox for Applying changes to past scan data, and showing summary of changes

    1. Review the summary of changes.
    2. Enable the checkbox, Apply changes to past scan data for the Script to update the existing scan data with the updated dimensions. By default, this option is unchecked. If left unchecked, the data prior to the date of change is reported with old dimensions.
  3. Activate Finish to save your changes.

This brings up the Scripts screen. The display name appears under the Scripts Name column with the help icon next to the name. Hover over the icon to display the axe DevTools for Web script name.