We’re happy to announce the latest updates to Provar with the release of version 2.4.1. The latest release of Provar version 2.4.1 is now available in the Provar Success Portal. This release comes with several performance enhancements, provides greater stability and adds compatibility with new Salesforce data formats.
Access world-class customer support at the Provar Success Portal
Providing ongoing support is a part of our promise to help you deliver robust, scalable and repeatable testing to achieve release agility, drive down system errors and get the maximum return on your Salesforce investment. If you have any questions regarding 2.4.1, please get in touch with us and we would be happy to help. To raise a case, simply log into the Provar Success Portal and click View/Raise Case.
Chrome 91 compatibility
As part of our pre-release testing, we are happy to confirm that Chrome 91 is compatible with Provar version 2.4.1. We have included ChromeDriver 91 in the 2.4.1 distribution.
Who does this impact?
Provar customers who are currently using or would like to upgrade to Chrome 91.
Why is this important?
Ensuring that ChromeDriver 91 is compatible with Provar version 2.4.1 eliminates the risk of incompatibility issues which can prevent Provar from working as expected.
How can I use this feature?
If you would like to upgrade to Chrome 91 we recommend that you upgrade to Provar version 2.4.1, which will use ChromeDriver 91 out of the box.
In general, Provar will automatically attempt to download the correct ChromeDriver if it detects a driver exception. If your organization’s security protocols block the automatic download, you can override the ChromeDriver manually.
To downgrade or revert the ChromeDriver you can refer to this support article that explains how to use a ChromeDriver that is different from the one provided by default in your Provar installation.
What are the browser and driver combinations that you recommend for Provar 2.4.1?
Please refer to the Browser and Driver Recommendations support article for a comprehensive guide.
Packaged ChromeDriver for 2.4.1
Provar version 2.4.1 is packaged with ChromeDriver 91.
CER Web Service Certificate Format
We’ve increased the support for web service certificates to include the CER certificate type. This is in addition to the existing support for PFX certificate types.
Who does this impact?
Provar users will now see the .cer file with additional support available.
Why is this important?
With this enhancement, Provar users will be able to set the details (passphrase and certificate location) at run time using some environment variables or command line arguments.
In future, we will add support for other certificate types as well.
How can I use this feature?
On the web service connection screen, in the Certificate Type section, an additional “CER“ option is displayed in the Certificate Type drop-down.
Above: View of CER certificate type within the Provar Desktop.
Salesforce ICU Format
In Provar 2.4.1, we have introduced support for the ICU locale formats for date and time, which Salesforce recently introduced as their new standard. The key benefit of Provar’s ICU support is:
- If an org is set to ICU, Provar will read and process the dates and times as ICU locales.
- If an org is set to Java formats, Provar will read and process dates and times as Java locales.
If you are a new Provar customer who is already using ICU in your orgs, you will get the best possible experience from this feature. However, if you are an existing customer who wants to enable ICU, there will be a migration step needed for some parts of your test data, and we highly recommend that you contact our Provar Success Team by raising a case at Provar Success Portal in advance and our team will be happy to help make it a smooth experience for you.
- General information
- Licensing Provar
- Provar trial guide and extensions
- Using Provar
- API testing
- Behavior-driven development
- Creating and importing projects
- Creating test cases
- Custom table mapping
- Debugging tests
- Defining a namespace prefix on a connection
- Defining proxy settings
- Environment management
- Exporting test cases into a PDF
- Exporting test projects
- Managing test steps
- Namespace org testing
- Provar desktop
- Provar Test Builder
- Refresh and Recompile
- Reload Org Cache
- Running tests
- Searching Provar with find usages
- Secrets management and encryption
- Setup and teardown test cases
- Tags and Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
- Test cycles
- Test plans
- Testing browser options
- Tooltip testing
- Using the Test Palette
- Test Palette introduction
- Control test steps
- List compare
- Read test step
- String test steps
- UI Test Steps
- Using custom APIs
- Callable tests
- Data-driven testing
- Page objects
- Block locator strategies
- Introduction to XPaths
- Creating an XPath
- Label locator strategies
- Maintaining page objects
- Mapping non-Salesforce fields
- Page object operations
- Refresh and reselect field locators in Test Builder
- Using Java method annotations for custom objects
- Applications testing
- Database testing
- Document testing
- Email testing
- Mobile testing
- OrchestraCMS Testing
- Salesforce CPQ testing
- ServiceMax testing
- Skuid testing
- Vlocity testing
- Webservices testing
- Introduction to test scheduling
- Apache Ant
- Configuration for sending emails via the Provar Command Line Interface (CLI)
- Continuous integration
- Azure DevOps
- Running a Provar CI task in Azure DevOps
- Configuring the Provar secrets password in Microsoft Azure Pipelines
- Parallel execution in Microsoft Azure Pipelines using multiple build.xml files
- Parallel execution in Microsoft Azure Pipelines using targets
- Parallel execution in Microsoft Azure Pipelines using Test Plans
- Bitbucket Pipelines
- GitHub Actions
- Running a Provar CI task in GitHub Actions
- Remote Trigger in GitHub Actions
- Parameterization using Environment Variables in GitHub Actions
- Parallel Execution in GitHub Actions using multiple build.xml files
- Parallel Execution in GitHub Actions using Targets
- Parallel Execution in GitHub Actions using Test Plan
- Parallel Execution in GitHub Actions using Job Matrix
- GitLab CI
- Travis CI
- Execution Environment Security Configuration
- Parallel Execution
- Running Provar on Linux
- Salesforce DX
- Team foundation server
- Version control
- Zephyr Cloud and Server
- Salesforce testing
- Adding a Salesforce connection
- Assert Page Error Messages on Add/Edit Product
- Dynamic Forms
- Internationalization support
- List and table testing
- Salesforce Release Updates
- Salesforce Lightning Testing
- Salesforce Lightning Web Component (LWC) locator support
- Salesforce console testing
- Visualforce Testing
- Performance Best Practices
- Testing best practices
- Configurations and permissions
- Error messages
- Administrator has blocked access to client
- macOS Big Sur upgrade issue
- Resolving failed to create ChromeDriver error
- Resolving Jenkins license missing error
- Resolving metadata timeout errors
- Test execution fails – Firefox not installed
- Update to Opportunity field validation behaviour
- Licensing, installation and firewalls
- Test Builder and test cases
- Release notes
- Version 2.7.0 Summer ’22
- Version 2.6.3
- Version 2.6.0 Spring ’22
- Version 2.5.0 Winter ’22
- Version 2.4.1
- Version 2.4.0 Summer ’21
- Version 2.3.1
- Version 2.3.0 Spring ’21
- Version 2.2.1
- Version 2.2.0 Winter ’21
- Version 2.1.1
- Version 2.1.0 Summer ’20
- Version 2.0.5
- Version 2.0.4
- Version 2.0.3 Spring ’20
- Version 1.9.12
- Version 1.9.11