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Handling Spinner in Mobile Automation Testing in Katalon Studio

The source code can be downloaded here. This behavior is very common in mobile software development. An example is choosing a location out of a list of US states and territories.


Scroll down in Planet Spinner list and select "Pluto". Verify selected value "Pluto".

Handle Spinner in Mobile Automation Testing

Manual Mode

  • Step 1: Select Start Application from mobile keyword and click on Input. A dialog will be displayed. In appFile, select Value Type as Variable. In Value, pass the variable name as path.

Handle Spinner in Mobile Automation Testing

  • Step 2: Add Wait For Element Present item.
  • Step 3: Call Scroll To Text from mobile keyword, pass the input as Views. Scroll To Text accepts String type parameter (Text of the element to scroll to).

Handle Spinner in Mobile Automation Testing

  • Step 4: Call Tap method and pass the object of Views.
  • Step 5: Call Scroll To Text from mobile keyword, pass the input as Spinner.
  • Step 6: Tap on Spinner.
  • Step 7: Here in this step after tapping on 'Spinner' we need to wait for Heading 'Views/Spinner' is visible on the screen.
  • Step 8: Call Tap method and pass the object of 'Planet Spinner' option.
  • Step 9: Call Scroll To Text from mobile keyword, pass the input as Pluto.
  • Step 10: Call Tap method and pass the object of Pluto option.
  • Step 11: To verify that Pluto option has been selected, we are capturing the text of the selected object by calling Get Text keyword and storing it in a variable.

Handle Spinner in Mobile Automation Testing

  • Step 12: Call 'Verify Match' keyword to validate whether the value stored a variable is matched with the expected result.

Handle Spinner in Mobile Automation Testing

The step-by-step guide can also be achieved through Script Mode. We suggest using the Script feature in Katalon to automate the process faster.

Script Mode

import static com.kms.katalon.core.testobject.ObjectRepository.findTestObject
import com.kms.katalon.core.configuration.RunConfiguration as RunConfiguration
import as Mobile
import com.kms.katalon.core.model.FailureHandling as FailureHandling

'Path of the Apk File Store in path variable'
def path = RunConfiguration.getProjectDir() + '/Data Files/ApiDemos.apk'

'Start the application'
Mobile.startApplication(path, false)

'Wait for element Present of Heading API Demos'
Mobile.waitForElementPresent(findTestObject('API Demos Objects/Spinner_Example/heading_API_Demos'), 45)

'Scroll to Views text'
Mobile.scrollToText('Views', FailureHandling.STOP_ON_FAILURE)

'Tap on Views'
Mobile.tap(findTestObject('API Demos Objects/Spinner_Example/text_Views'), 20)

'Scroll to Spinner text'
Mobile.scrollToText('Spinner', FailureHandling.STOP_ON_FAILURE)

'Tap on Spinner'
Mobile.tap(findTestObject('API Demos Objects/Spinner_Example/text_Spinner'), 20)

'wait for Element Present of text Header Spinner'
Mobile.waitForElementPresent(findTestObject('API Demos Objects/Spinner_Example/text_header Spinner'), 20)

'Verify Element Visible of text Header Spinner'
Mobile.verifyElementVisible(findTestObject('API Demos Objects/Spinner_Example/text_header Spinner'), 30)

'Tap on Spinner Planet'
Mobile.tap(findTestObject('API Demos Objects/Spinner_Example/spinner_Planet'), 30)

'Scroll to "Pluto" text'
Mobile.scrollToText('Pluto', FailureHandling.STOP_ON_FAILURE)

'Tap on Pluto'
Mobile.tap(findTestObject('API Demos Objects/Spinner_Example/text_Pluto'), 20)

'Get Selected Dropdown Value and Stored in to "actual_SelectedValue" variable'
actual_SelectedValue = Mobile.getText(findTestObject('API Demos Objects/Spinner_Example/validation_Selected Spinner value'),

'Verify Actual and Expected value of Selected Dropdown'
Mobile.verifyMatch(actual_SelectedValue, 'Pluto', false)


Note: This scenario can be also handled by capturing the values in a list and tapping on the desired value from spinner.

The source code is available at: katalon-studio-samples/katalon-mobile-automation.