This video shows a quick Robot Framework demo.
- [Narrator] To kick things off I thought it would be great to show you a demo of just what this tool can do. So what we're going to do is, we're going to run some tests which include API tests, file system, website, database both SQL server and MySql, and also a brief XML test. And then we're going to take a look at the amazing results file. Which is one of the big reasons why I think Robot Framework is the best tool to use. So let's jump right in. In this course I'm going to be using the PyCharm IDE to develop and run tests. So as you can see I've got a project open here with API tests, files, MySql, SQL server, web test, and XML.
And this gives you a general idea of the look and feel of tests. You can see I've got some resources that my test needs. I've got test setup and teardown. I've got some variables, and then I've got the tests themselves, which are a very pleasant to look at keyword format. I also have a terminal window down here that allows me to easily run the tests. Let's go ahead and do it. So you can see we've gotten to the web tests now and it's going to do two different tests. And when it's done it closes the browser.
Okay, so that series of tests is done and my results are stored here in this log file. Before we look at the log file though. I want to show you just how easy it is to switch browsers. I'm going to change this to say chrome instead of IE and now what I'm going to do is, I'm going to run only these two test cases instead of the entire suite, by specifying this tag, so I use my up arrow to bring back my command. I move back a little bit and use dash I to include the keyword web and then I hit return.
Now you can see that only my web tests are running. And they're running in the chrome browser. So that's how easy Robot Framework makes it to be able to switch different browsers. And you can do that on the command line as well. And now as you can see it's finishing up it's final test case. And fortunately this test case failed so what I can do now is drill in real quick to the results file I told you about. And show you how impressive it is.
So when a test case does fail, logged out user can add product cart. The results file opens right up to that failure, and it says the text cart subtotal did not appear in five seconds. And it automatically embeds a screenshot right into your results file. So it's telling me the cart subtotal did not appear. We can see that it says order subtotal instead of cart subtotal. So that's a simple change we can make by drilling into resources, web, page object, cart. And changing this from cart subtotal to order subtotal.
And running the tests again. So I rerun it in the background and you can see all of my tests have passed. Let's go take a closer look at that results file, and see what it looks like when I run all of these suites. If I start with the report file here. I can open in browser and notice the entire file is green. It gives me a bunch of interesting statistics and a summary of all my test cases. And down here I have tags where I can select certain tags to see those results, so I can see only the file's results if I want to, or only the XML results.
I can jump over to suites and I can filter by different suites of results that I want to see. And I can even jump into search here and type in various search terms and filter my results by tag for instance. Now the cool part comes when I click on this log button over here or I just go ahead and open up this log file. Using open in browser. In this file I get the same global statistics up here at the top, but the really good part comes down here where each of the suites is displayed in a tree format.
And if I click on these pluses and expand the trees I can see the various test cases that were run in any given suite, and when I drill down further I can see the user defined keywords that are part of the test case. And when I drill down even further yet I can see the Robot Framework keywords for the particular library I use, and drilling down even further I can see the input information that was applied to those keywords. So all in all you can see that the Robot Framework results file is very attractive and powerful.
- What's a test automation framework?
- Robot Framework vs. Selenium
- Creating and running your first script
- Options for running scripts, including PyCharm and Jenkins
- Making a script more readable
- Using variables to centralize data
- Incorporating the Page Object Model
- Robot Framework libraries