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Understanding Insert/Inject Script Rule

Insert/Inject Script Rule allows you to inject JavaScript into web pages as they load. This means you can modify the DOM, change styles, or even add new functionality without altering the source code directly. It’s important for testing hypotheses or debugging during development and quality assurance processes.

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Step-by-Step Guide

To fully utilize the feature, let’s walk through the setup process:

  1. Setting Up: Begin by installing Requestly in your browser and navigating to the Rules section.

  2. Creating Your First Rule: Select the Insert/Inject Script option and specify the conditions under which your script should run.

  3. Insert Script: Write or paste the JavaScript you wish to inject. This could range from simple DOM manipulations to complex functionality enhancements.

  4. Deployment and Testing: Apply the rule and see your script come to life on the target webpage. It’s that simple!

Use Cases

The Insert/Inject Script Rule opens up a lot of possibilities. Here are just a few scenarios where it shines:

1. Test Custom Widget Code on Customer’s Web Pages

If you create widgets like Live Chat, Music widget, ads, monitoring, etc. that are deployed on customer websites, you can test or demonstrate how your widget would work on their website. Insert Script can help in locally inserting such code snippets on live websites. Here are the steps for the same:

  1. Create a new Insert Script rule.

  2. Use the target website’s hostname as the source condition.

  3. Select options as given below:

    1. Language — JS (or CSS if you want to insert CSS, you can create 2 rules if you want to insert CSS & JS both)
    2. Code Source — Customer Code(Select URL if your script is hosted publicly)
    3. Insert — After Page Load (Select Before page load if your script is expected to run before page load)
  4. Insert the code in the code block section.

  5. Save the Rule

  6. Test by entering the website address.

2. Test a Bug Fix

Fixing production bugs is always a rush. Testing those patches on the production environment, before actually patching, can significantly reduce the time spent on reverting it later or rushing another patch to fix the previous patch. Similar steps can be followed in this case:

  1. Create a new Insert Script rule.

  2. Use the target website’s hostname as the source condition.

  3. Insert the code in the code block section.

  4. Save the Rule

  5. Test by entering the website address.

3. Feature Prototyping

Prototyping a feature directly on production websites can be done using the Insert Script rule. Early detection of any issue can reduce the number of last-minute issues.

The Insert/Inject Script Rule is one of the most used features of Requestly; it significantly improves how we approach web development and testing. By allowing immediate, on-the-fly modifications, Requestly speeds up the development cycle and fosters a culture of experimentation and continuous improvement.


There are some cases where rules might not work as expected, visit our troubleshooting guide for more details.

Originally published at on February 15, 2024.

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