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Introduction to test authoring

Test authoring is the activity when you write different steps to conduct a test.

In this phase, you are mostly working with Katalon Studio - the test authoring IDE of the Katalon Platform.

Before you begin, make sure that:


Once everything is set, it’s time to explore the power of the Katalon Platform.

Set up your projects in Katalon Studio Platform Edition

First, open your project in Katalon Studio Platform Edition. See Manage test projects.

Depending on your projects, you can customize the workspace and configure your project accordingly. See Set up your workspace.

Here are things that you could configure in your projects:

Once your project is ready, it's time to create your first test case. There are two approaches to creating test scripts in Katalon Studio:

Playback and Debug your test case

After you created your first test case, you can playback the test to see if it works as expected.

If there is any error with your test case, you can use the debug mode of Katalon Studio.

Organize your test scripts in test suites and test suite collections

In Katalon Studio, you can group relevant test scripts together into test suites and test suite collections for certain testing goals. See Manage test cases in test suites and Manage test suites in Katalon Studio.

That's the basic cover of the test authoring activity. You then can execute your test, view reports and maintain your tests in the Katalon Platform. See also:

Katalon Platform also has a lightweight extension for record and playback. Explore this extension here: Katalon Recorder overview.

Troubleshooting for test authoring

For troubleshooting in test authoring, refer to this document: Troubleshoot common exceptions for test authoring.