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Test Palette introduction

Provar has a rich set of test commands to perform different testing activities.

In general, to use a test command in your test, locate it in the Test Palette view and click and drag it into your test case. This will create a test step corresponding to that command.

In the case of UI test steps, these test steps can often be created more quickly using the Test Builder. This process is often preferable to drag-and-drop from the Test Palette, since more options can be prefilled for the user. When this option is available, it will be described on the test command’s help page with step-by-step examples.

Note: Custom test steps are a way to extend the standard features of Provar by writing your own logic in the form of an API and invoke it easily across all test cases. You can learn more about creating custom APIs here

 

Test Palette view


There are many different commands.

  1. Control: These test steps offer control logic such as decision statements, loops, assertions, and setting values in variables.
  2. Data: These test steps support database testing by providing data addition and modification operations on your database connection, web services testing, and email testing.
  3. Design: These test steps support a Behavior-Driven Development approach to testing and also contain steps applicable for testing with the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool.
  4. Salesforce: These test steps support various Salesforce- and Force.com-specific operations such as loading test data into Salesforce (APEX Bulk) and testing Salesforce layouts (Extract Salesforce Layout and Assert Salesforce Layout).
  5. ServiceMax: These test steps are used for ServiceMax testing.
  6. UI: These test steps perform user interface testing and are best added through the Test Builder.
  7. Utility: These test steps allow you to manipulate strings, compare lists, read data from a file, and write to Excel.

 

Test Palette support articles

Control

Assert
Break
Fail Test
Finally
For Each
Group Steps
If
Set Values
Sleep
Switch
Wait For
While

Data

DB Connect
DB Delete
DB Insert
DB Read
DB Update
Publish Message (Coming Soon)
Receive Message (Coming Soon)
SQL Query (Coming Soon)
Send Message
Subscribe
Web Connect
Web Request (REST)
Web Service Request (SOAP)

Design

Actual Result
And
But 
Design Step
Given
Then
When

Salesforce

Apex Bulk
Apex Execute
Approve Work Item
Assert Salesforce Layout (Coming Soon)
Convert Lead (Coming Soon)
Extract Salesforce Layout (Coming Soon)
Log For Cleanup (Coming Soon)
Salesforce Connect (Coming Soon)
Submit for Approval (Coming Soon)

ServiceMax

Dispatch Work Order
SmaxMobile Tools

UI

UI Action
UI Assert
UI Connect
UI Fill
UI Handle Alert
UI Navigate
UI On Screen
UI With Row

Utility

List Compare
Match
Read
Replace
Split
Write