GUI Overview

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Katalon Automation Recorder main UI contains 4 sections as follow

  • Main Toolbar
  • Test Case/ Suite Explorer
  • Test Case Details View
  • Log/Reference/Variable

1. Toolbar

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

 Button  Description
 New  Create new test case or test suite
 Record  For recording automation test
 Play  Execute selected single test case
 Play Suite  Execute selected test suite
 Play All  Execute all test suites
 Pause/Resume  Pause and Resume current execution
 Stop  Stop recording or the current execution
 Export  Export current test suite/test case to various scripting languages and framework
 Speed  Adjust execution speed
 Setting  Port configuration for Katalon Studio Users. Allow users to change the default port used by Katalon Studio to communicate with the active browser
 Help icon  Katalon Automation Recorder User Guide

2. Test case explorer

The Test case explorer view displays the structure of the test suite and its test cases, helping users to organize, browse and quick access to any test cases. 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. Users can immediately aware of the number of passed or failed tests.

3. Test case details view

Katalon Automation Recorder will display recorded test script in the test case window. It displays command and its parameters in table format. Users can also Drag and Drop any test step to organize the test case.

Editing Test Case

Katalon Automation Recorder allows the user 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 will display a drop-down menu to suggest commands based on the entering characters. Katalon Automation 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 this link.

For more detail list of support commands, refer to this document.

Context menu

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

a. Managing Test Case

AddCommand Insert a new command in the currently selected step
Delete Command Remove a single selected command
Delete All Command Remove all commands of the currently selected test case
Copy Command Copy the currently selected command
Paste Command Paste a command at a particular test step

b. Debugging Test Case

| Toggle Breakpoint | Set a breakpoint to stop at a specific command for debugging purposes | | — | — |

c. Execute

| Execute This Command | Run a single command for prompt feedback | | — | — |

Users have multiple options when it comes to executing test cases in Katalon Automation 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.

4. Log/Screenshots/Variables/Test Data/Reference

Log

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

Screenshot

This tab shows all captured screenshot of the keyword “captureEntirePageScreenshot” in Test Case.

Reference

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

Variable

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

Test Data

The Test Data tab allows the user to upload CSV file for Data Driven Testing. The user also can manage test data file by editing the name or removing unwanted data file.

Katalon Analytics (Cloud icon)

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