Skuid testing

Provar now supports Skuid testing. Skuid is an AppExchange solution which provides a set of tools to quickly create Salesforce pages with a custom user interface and greater functionality. Learn more at

Skuid testing is an interesting case because whenever changes are made to a Skuid page this changes the XPaths, so automation test cases that use XPaths will need to be updated. This occurs with even minor page changes. For example, if we locate two fields on a page using XPaths, and, later another field is added at the start of the page, the existing XPaths will no longer be accurate.

Another unique feature of Skuid testing is that Skuid has Tab Sets which contains various tabs. To properly test all these tabs, we must manually switch between tabs and write additional steps to manage this.

Finally, Skuid also has master pages which are used to create child pages. These child pages have entire master pages within them, with some additional content. To test all these child pages, XPaths must be rewritten for each page.


Skuid testing with Provar

Provar’s solution is to integrate with metadata so that any changes in the page can be detected and handled to ensure that existing test cases don’t break. This means that adding more fields or sections to a Skuid page does not break existing test steps.

In addition, users can author new test steps or test cases after the changes and Provar will recognise the new changes automatically.

Provar automatically switches between tabs on a Skuid page without adding any extra steps, hence making test cases shorter and easier to understand.

Finally, when it comes to testing child pages created from master pages, Provar simply automatically recognizes the child page through metadata and uses the information from its master page to test the child page.

Note that, as usual, a metadata reload is needed after you changes are made to the Org.


Skuid testing setup

To start testing a Skuid application, first Add your Salesforce Connection details in the usual way:

Image shows adding a Salesforce Connection in Provar to enable Skuid testing.

Skuid testing

You can then start creating test cases and adding test steps via the the Test Builder.

Map Skuid pages as you would any normal page:

Image shows mapping of a Skuid test in Provar.

Note that the page and fields have been recognized automatically as normal:

Image shows mapping Skuid pages and fields being recognized automatically.

From Provar Desktop, the test case shows that it has recognized the Skuid page automatically:

Image shows Skuid test in Provar Desktop.

Provar also supports the mapping of master and child pages.

An example master page:

In Provar Desktop:

Example child page:

In Provar Desktop:

Provar also supports the mapping of Skuid tables:

Image shows Provar mapping a Skuid table.

And in Provar Desktop:

Image shows Skuid table in Provar Desktop.

Provar also supports the mapping of lookup fields on Skuid pages. Note that the lookup is recognized automatically in the test step below:

Image shows Provar mapping a lookup on a Skuid page.

And in Provar Desktop:

Image shows Skuid lookup mapped in Provar Desktop.

Finally, Provar also automatically recognizes and maps summary fields:

In Provar Desktop:

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