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Handling Vertical Swipe in Mobile Automation in Katalon Studio

Swipe Vertically from Top to Bottom

This tutorial illustrates Vertical Swiping from Top to Bottom action in the mobile app.This demonstration uses API Demos, which you can download from here. We will be using Android O.S for this tutorial, please make sure that your Android device API is greater than 18.


The screenshot of the app below has a listview containing 'n' number of rows. Our goal is to swipe vertically from top to bottom of the screen.

Vertical Swipe in Mobile Automation

Manual Mode

  • Step 1: Select Start Application from mobile keyword and click on Input, a new window will open. In appFile, select Value Type as Variable. In value, pass the variable name as path.

Vertical Swipe in Mobile Automation

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

Vertical Swipe in Mobile Automation

  • Step 4: Tap on Views.
  • Step 5: Use Get Device Height keyword to capture the height of the device and store it in a deviceheight variable. Select Get Device Width keyword to capture the width of the device and storing it in a deviceWidth variable.
  • Step 6: Add a binary statement, and in the 'startX' value, store the device width divided by 2. In this illustration, the X-coordinates will stay constant.
  • Step 7: Add a binary statement, assign 'endX' value to startX'.
  • Step 8: Add a binary statement, in which the 'startY' variable is the device height multiplied by 0.30.
  • Step 9: Add a binary statement, in which the 'endY' variable is the device height multiplied by 0.70.
  • Step 10: Call the swipe method and select the Value Type as 'Variable'. Pass the startX, startY, endX, endY values to that method.

Vertical Swipe in Mobile Automation

The same thing can be achieved from the Script mode (switch to Script Mode by clicking on Script tab).

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'

Mobile.waitForElementPresent(findTestObject('API Demos Objects/heading_API_Demos'), 45)

'\'Scroll to Text Views\''

Mobile.scrollToText('Views', FailureHandling.STOP_ON_FAILURE)

'\'Tap on Views\''

Mobile.tap(findTestObject('API Demos Objects/text_Views'), 20)

'Get Device Height and Store in device_height variable'

device_Height = Mobile.getDeviceHeight()

'Get Width Height and Store in device_Width variable'

device_Width = Mobile.getDeviceWidth()

'Storing the startX value by dividing device width by 2. Because x coordinates are constant for Vertical Swiping'

int startX = device_Width / 2

'Here startX and endX values are equal for vertical Swiping for that assigning startX value to endX'

int endX = startX

'Storing the startY value'

int startY = device_Height * 0.30

'Storing the endY value'

int endY = device_Height * 0.70

'Swipe Vertical from top to bottom'

Mobile.swipe(startX, endY, endX, startY)

'Swipe Vertical from bottom to top'

Mobile.swipe(startX, startY, endX, endY)

The source code is available here. For further instructions and help, please refer to Mobile Swipe guideline and join us on Katalon Forum.