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Katalon Recorder GUI Overview

Katalon Recorder main UI contains 4 sections:

  • Main toolbar
  • Workspace

  • Test Case Details View
  • Log/Reference/Variable


Katalon Recorder main toolbar contains buttons to help you to manage web recording process.

RecordFor recording automation test.
Play Test CaseExecute selected single test case.
Play Test SuiteExecute selected test suite.
Play All SuitesExecute all test suites.
StopStop recording or stop the current execution.
Pause ExecutionPause the current execution.
ResumeResume current execution.
User ManualKatalon Recorder onboarding tutorials.
SpeedAdjust execution speed.
SettingPort configuration to change the default port used by Katalon Studio to communicate with the active browser.
HelpKatalon Recorder User Guide.
GitHubAccess Katalon Recorder public repository on GitHub.
StatsYour daily stats for automated manual processes and executed automation scripts.


The workspace view displays the structure of the test suites, dynamic test suites, and associated test cases, helping you to organize, browse and quickly access to any test cases. Workspace also contains test data, extension scripts, and profile for using global variables. Open/Add Test Suite can be performed quickly by clicking on correspondent icons on the upper right corner.

Test execution status is also displayed here at the bottom. You can immediately observe the number of passed or failed tests.

Test Data

The Test Data tab allows you to upload CSV file for data-driven testing. You can also manage test data file by editing the name or removing unwanted data file. To learn more about data-driven testing using Katalon Recorder, refer to Data-driven testing in Katalon Recorder.

Test case details view

Katalon Recorder displays recorded test script in the test case window. It displays command and its parameters in table format. You can also drag and drop any test step to organize the test case.

Editing test case

Katalon Recorder allows you to edit any recorded commands or added the new command at any point in the steps. Command, Target, Value display information of currently selected command. This entry field is modifiable.

To edit, select the step to be changed and edit it using the Command, Target, and Value fields. Command text field displays a drop-down menu to suggest commands based on the entering characters. Katalon Recorder supports most of the common Selenium commands.

  • Actions – Commands that reproduce user interaction on the application under test.
  • Accessors – Commands are used to store the results in variables.
  • Assertions – Commands that verify the application under test behave as expected.

For more details about Selenium commands, refer to Selenium documentation: The Selenium Browser Automation Project.

For more detail list of support commands, refer to Selenese (Selenium IDE) Commands Reference.

Context menu

Right-click on any space in test case detail views to display the context menu. You can perform most of the essential actions for command at any preferred test step. Context menu contains:

Managing Test Case

CommandInsert a new command in the currently selected step
Delete CommandRemove a single selected command.
Delete Multiple CommandRemove multiple commands of the currently selected test case.
Copy CommandCopy the currently selected command.
Paste CommandPaste a command at a particular test step.

Debugging Test Case

Toggle breakpointSet a breakpoint to stop at a specific command for debugging purposes.


Execute This CommandRun a single command for prompt feedback.

You have multiple options when it comes to executing test cases in Katalon Recorder including Play a single test case, Play All test cases in test suites, Pause and Resume, or even execute a single command from context menu while composing automation test.



The log view shows the real-time report/log of the test execution. All execution errors message, information message and execution progress is displayed here.


This tab shows all captured screenshot of the keyword in captureEntirePageScreenshot test case.


The Reference tab displays the detail documentation of selected command. It helps you to ensure the correct types and the number of parameters for the command.


The Variable tab display detail information the currently selected command. You can view command name, target, and values in this tab while the test is executing.


When a default locator fails, Self-healing finds alternative locators to complete the test execution. After the test execution is completed, you can choose to replace failing locators by approving Self-Healing suggestions in the Self-healing tab. To learn more about Self-healing, see Use the Self-Healing function.

Katalon TestOps

Upload execution logs to Katalon TestOps to keep track of execution history, access to the test automation smart dashboard, and reports.