Record Web Utility (version 5.0 to 5.4)

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Enhanced Record Web utility allows users to select preferred objects’properties and specify the locator methodbefore adding to the object repository. The improved design allows the users have the capability to show/hide captured objects window to make record utility more compact. Users can also pin/unpin the record window for more conveniences while recording.

Follow these basic steps to get familiar with the Record & Playback features for WebUI Test:  

  1. Click on the New Test Case button on the main toolbar. Provide a name for your test case and click OK. An empty test case will be created. 

  2. Click on Record from the main toolbar.

  3. The Record dialog is displayed.

  4. Click on the Record button to start recording test case. 

    Where:

    TypeDescription
    New BrowsersLaunch a new browser and start recording actions from that browser.
    Active Browsers

    Focus on the current active Chrome browser and start recording actions from it. You will be asked for installation of Katalon Utility:

    Refer to Katalon Addon for Chrome for more details.

  5. Execute all your test steps on the browser. All of your actions performed on the browser will be recorded by Katalon Studio. 
    For the scope of this tutorials, let’s access demoaut.katalon.com, click on the Make Appointment button, then click on the Login button.

  6. You can Stop or Pause recording if needed. You can also collapse/expand Captured Objects window. 

  7. Users are allowed to modify objects properties and its locator. To change properties, click on any preferred object in Captured Objects window, its details properties will be populated and displayed in Objects Properties section. 
    Next, you can checked/unchecked any displayed properties. You can also add new properties by simply click on Add icon. For more details, see this guide. 

  8. When you are done with recording, click OK to save recorded actions into Katalon Studio. You will be prompted to save captured objects into Object Repository of Katalon Studio. Click OK to continue.

  9. Recorded objects and actions are saved in the test case as shown below.

  10. Click on the Run button on the main Toolbar to execute the script. You can specify the target browser to run by selecting it from the drop-down list. 

The steps above create and run a simple test case. For advanced features such as branching, looping or validation, you can refer to following articles: