Articles Tagged 'api'

Automating HTML File Upload Boxes with Rapise 2.2+

Sometimes you have to automate the uploading of files using an HTML file upload control. This article explains how to record and playback such a script.

How to Check if Rapise Can Test My Delphi Application

In order for Rapise to be able to test a thick-client desktop application written using Delphi, it needs to support Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA), as described in this article -

This article demonstrates how to check your application to see if it supports MSAA.

Installing Rapise Browser Extensions without Internet Access

Normally you can install the add-ons for Chrome and Firefox directly from the brower's app store (just search for Rapise). This is the easiest option, and avoids the need to run the browsers in developer mode.

How to filter a REST API search by a DateRangeValue

When using Spira's REST API, there are a number of calls that let you create powerful filters to query for only the specific information you want. These use a POST request with the filter in the body as either JSON or XML. Here's how to correctly formulate JSON to get only artifacts that fall between two dates.

Windows Scripting Host Crashes When Playing Back Rapise RVL Script after Windows 10 Update

Unfortunately, Windows10 has a nasty habit of frequently updating itself and then breaking existing applications. We found that the February 14th, 2018 Windows10 update corrupted the Excel device driver that Rapise uses to access the RVL test script spreadsheet during playback.

Running nightly tests with RapiseLauncher on VM with RDP

It is common to use UI tests with RDP connected to remote VM. By default this works only while RDP window is open and client is connected. On disconnect remote session gets locked and UI becomes unavaliable for the test. This topic covers a workaround.

List Files from Folder in RVL

Sometimes it is required to have list of files from some folder. Here we demonstrate how to get this list and how to iterate through it in RVL.

Using RVL Loop to generate sequence of file names

We show how to do data generation for test scenario using RVL Variable loop in Rapise. This sample shows how to produce a sequence of filenames: FILE1.txt, FILE2.txt, FILE3.txt and so on.

Troubleshooting the "The Pipe is being Closed" Error during Rapise Installation

Sometimes when you try and install Rapise, you will see the error message "The Pipe is Being Closed", this article provides some solutions for this message.

How to Enable/Disable screenshots during script execution

Sometimes we need to disable screenshots for a while (during some long loop) or when doing some specific operations. Here we show how to do it.

How to Check if Rapise can Test my Qt Application

In order for Rapise to be able to test a thick-client desktop application written using Qt, it needs to support Microsoft Active Accessibility (MSAA), as described in this article -

This article demonstrates how to check your application to see if it supports MSAA.

Running Rapise GUI Tests with Jenkins

Recommended approach is to use SpiraTest and RapiseLauncher designed for this task. In some cases it is not an option and we need to execute a test directly. 

How to store Rapise tests in Git and run them with SpiraTeam

In some cases it is convenient to store tests in the same Git repository where source code of an application under test is located. For example, if you are using Visual Studio Team Services.  From this article you will learn how to execute Rapise tests stored in a Git repository with SpiraTeam and leverage the power of SpiraTeam reporting and analysis features.

Running a Rapise script from the command-line on a 64-bit machine

If you try and run a Rapise script from the command-line on a 64-bit machine you may get the following error message:


cscript "C:\Program Files (x86)\Inflectra\Rapise\Engine\SeSExecutor.js" "C:\Users\myuser\Documents\My Rapise Tests\MyTest1\MyTest1.sstest"

Results in

CScript Error: Execution of the Windows Script Host failed. (0x80020102)

Passing Parameters to a Rapise script through the command line

This article describes the syntax for passing parameters from the Windows 32-bit command-line to a Rapise script. Note that you need to make sure that you're using the 32-bit command line on a 64-bit machine. I.e. follow the instructions in this KB article -

JSON in Rapise

This topic describes how to read and write JSON data in Rapise

Using Rapise Mobile with a Cloud Device Farm

Rapise connects to mobile devices (iOS and Android) using the standard Appium mobile device testing API (similar to Selenium WebDriver for web browsers). This articles describes how you can use Rapise to connect to a mobile device farm using the Appium mobile device profiles inside Rapise.

Rapise Tips, Tricks & Workarounds when Testing Dynamics AX 2012

During the evaluation of Rapise 5.2 for Microsoft Dynamics AX testing, a customer collected the following tips and tricks from our support team (thanks Maxime!).

Different Ways of Slowing Down Rapise to Handle Slow Applications

We often get requests for ways to slow down the playback speed of Rapise so that the application under test (AUT) has time to respond. This article describes the different ways and provides suggestions as to when you should use each one.

How I added support for JPopupMenu automation in 1-hour

Example of adding support for Java UI control in Rapise.

Using Rapise Visual Language (RVL) 5.1 with Multiple Sheets

With the release of the new Rapise Visual Language (RVL), there have been some questions about how to use it to organize tests, subtests and multiple sheets. For example:

  • I see that I can create multiple sheets.  How does Rapise handle multiple sheets?  Does it run each in order or can they be run separately?
  • Is it possible to call a test in RVL from another test in RVL?  In other worlds, how can I create subtests and scenarios using RVL?
Resources for Learning JavaScript

One of the most popular programming languages in the world is JavaScript. Initially conceived by Netscape as a web page scripting language, christened JavaScript to leverage the popularity of Java (which was fairly new and sexy at the time) and now used for servers (NodeJS), desktop apps (ReactNative) and for us at Inflectra, the core technology at the heart of our Rapise test automation system. This article provides some useful resources for those first learning the language.

Sending XML data using Spira's REST API

SpiraTeam lets you send data for POST requests in our REST API using either JSON or XML. To ensure that data is saved correctly, when using XML all fields must be in alphabetical order.

Changing REST Headers When Web Service Testing

When performing web service testing using Rapise you may need to change the HTTP headers being sent with the request. This article provides suggestions on the different ways of doing this.

How to execute a JavaScript function when its name as a string

Sometimes it is convenient to store function names in strings and use those strings to call actual functions. The article describes two ways of how you can do this in Rapise.

iRP-100: Rapise Fundamentals Certification

This article enumerates the different skills you need to be self-certified at the training course: Rapise iRP-100 fundamentals. The article includes the list of skills in a readable format as well as a downloadable spreadsheet that you can fill out.

Rapise Tip - How to Handle a Webpage that Displays an Alert when You Navigate Away
One of our users had a webpage with a form. When it was submitted partially filled, the page came back (after being processed on the backend) with some errors about incomplete form. If the user tried to navigate away from this page via a link (or close the page/browser tab) he was prompted with browser's standard "Are you sure you want to leave this page?" dialog. He needed a way for Rapise to handle this popup when recording and playing back the web test.
How do I create a new Spira plugin for a bug-tracker
We have many different plugins available for different bug-tracking tools (see however there may be cases where you need to integrate SpiraTest, SpiraPlan or SpiraTeam with a bug-tracker we do not currently support. This article explains the process for writing such a plugin.
Executing a Windows .BAT Batch File from Rapise
Sometimes you need to run a  Windows batch file (.BAT) from Rapise. Unlike an executable, you cannot simply use Global.DoLaunch() to execute it since it's not actually an application. This article provides the code you need to use.
Make sure you can use all verbs in our API for self-hosted customers - fixing a 403 error
On-premise / self-hosted customers who have Spira installed on older versions of Windows (eg Windows Server 2003) may be using an old version of Internet Information Services 6 (IIS 6). IIS 6 can restrict by default which API verbs it allows throwing a 403.1 error.
Working with WPF and UIAutomation Structures
It is a common situation that desktop applications written using Microsoft Windows Presentation Framework (WPF) will have complex layouts including tabs, splitters and panels having custom grids and tables inside. This article provides help in dealing with such situations, including how to dynamically find items.
Accessing the Windows Registry using Rapise
Sometimes when testing local/desktop applications you need to access the Windows registry to verify that keys exist or that keys have specific values. For example you may be testing that a DLL was successfully registered. This article provides information on the 'UsingRegistry' sample that comes with Rapise.
Error attaching to Excel spreadsheet when using Rapise 4.0 with MS-Excel 64-bit
When you are using the global Rapise Spreadsheet object on a system running the 64-bit version of MS-Office, you may get an error attaching to the spreadsheet. This article describes the cause of the issue and provides a solution and workaround.
Testing MS-Word With Rapise
We had some customers that were looking to record some tests against Microsoft Word 2010. When testing against MS-Word 2010 there are actually two parts to the application:
  • There is the application ribbon (the menus, navigation, etc.)
  • There is the MS-Word text window where your content is actually displayed

This article provides some strategies for dealing with both areas.

Dynamically constructing the .rest file URLs to test REST APIs
Sometimes when using Rapise to test REST web services, you want to be able to dynamically change the base URL of the web service yet still use the same URL template and method information. This article describes a process for achieving this.
Customizing the Rapise Reports
By default, the reports displayed within Rapise report back each test activity and assert statement as a line in the report with all of the activities and events being displayed in a single flat list regardless of whether they happen inside the main Test() function or a sub-function. This articles explains how you can extend the reporting.
Using Rapise 3.1 to test a web page with a multi-select list
When you have a multi-select list in a web application, you may need to check which items are selected, or to check whether or not a particular item is selected. This article illustrates how to do that.
Calling Rapise DoX functions without reporting result
When you use a DoX command in Rapise to perform a specific command (e.g. DoDOMChildrenCount() to get a number of object's DOM children), in the report an extra step -- assert -- is created during test execution. Sometimes you want to be able to call a function 'quietly' without it affecting the report.
Useful constants when calling the Spira API
Sometimes when using our SOAP or REST APIs there are constants that are useful for some of the filters. In many cases they are included in the build-in API documentation, but sometimes they are not listed. This article details some of the release/requirement ones that may be useful:
Accessing the Spira v4.2 REST API to get test cases in a release
This article describes the process and provides an example for accessing the Spira v4.2 REST API to get a filtered list of test cases in a release.
Rapise Won't Record Steps or Display Reports
If you are running Rapise and you suddenly start to find that none of your recordings get saved and the reports are not displaying during execution it may be due to the fact that you have saved your Rapise test folder onto a Network Share.
Disabling the generation of comments during Recording
By default Rapise records user actions with a line commented out for each action. This articles describes how you can disable this behavior if you just want the script lines recorded on their own.
Why is My Flex application recorded as mouse clicks?
A Flex application requires some instrumentation to be ready for testing. By default Flash player has security restrictions preventing Rapise from accessing the application contents. Please, check the this help topic to learn more about Adobe Flex testing.                
How do I change the URL of the website being tested in Rapise.

We are in the process of adding a new testing server that we would like to be able to run automation scripts against.

 I just wanted to see if there is a process documented for converting scripts and objects to point to a different web address?

List of Possible Filterable Field Names in Spira when Using API

When you use our SOAP or REST web service APIs you will often times want to retrieve a filtered list of data. This is done by using the RemoteFilter that lets you query the list of requirements, test cases, tasks, incidents, etc. and pass in the field to be filtered. This article includes the list of standard fields that you can use in the RemoteFilter.

How to access Spira v4.x SOAP web services using Java
This knowledge base article describes how to connect to the SpiraTest, SpiraPlan & SpiraTeam 4.x SOAP web services using Java code. It assumes that you've generated the SOAP proxy classes using JAX-WS. If you need to download pre-compiled versions of the classes, they can be downloaded from this knowledge base article.
How to access Spira v4.0 SOAP web services using Java
This knowledge base article describes how to connect to the SpiraTest, SpiraPlan & SpiraTeam SOAP web services using Java code. It assumes that you've either generated the SOAP proxy classes using JAX-WS or are using the pre-compiled ones attached to this KB article.
Connecting RemoteLaunch to SpiraTest through a proxy server
When connecting RemoteLaunch to an instance of SpiraTest or SpiraTeam that is externally hosted you may have an issue where RemoteLaunch does not know to use a local proxy server. This articles describes an easy solution to modify RemoteLaunch to use your current Internet Explorer (IE) proxy settings.
Extending RapiseLauncher inactivity timeout
When executing Rapise scripts from SpiraTest using RapiseLauncher there is a 10-minute inactivity timeout. If your scripts have periods of inactivity that last longer than 10 minutes, you may need to extend the default timeout. This article describes the steps for doing this.
How to get the ID of a test case from it's name using SOAP web services
This article describes the process for calling SpiraTest / SpiraTeam using its SOAP web service API to query the system to retrieve a list of test cases that match a specific name so that you can obtain its test case id.
How to handle Windows/Objects that have names that change
When using Rapise to record test scripts against Windows, Java, Flex, or other thick client applications that have windows or objects whose names may change in between test runs, you will usually need to make changes to either the test script or the learned objects so that they can match correctly. This article outlines some suggested techniques for recording/playing back scripts against such applications.
Test-Scripts suddenly moving/clicking at false locations

If you have your browser zoom set to a value that is not 100% when recording or playing back scripts it will affect the playback reliability. Specifically Rapise will click/move at/to false locations in the test browser.You need to set your browser zoom to 100% before doing any playback/recording activities.

Recording Infragistics Applications with Rapise Throws Error

If you try and record a test script in Rapise using just the 'Infragistics' library you will get the following error message:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Inflectra\Rapise\Engine\Recorder.js(285, 3) Microsoft JScript runtime error: 'ManagedObjectSelectableBehavior_OnMouseEvent' is undefined

How to access Spira v3.x SOAP web services using Java
This knowledge base article describes how to connect to the SpiraTest, SpiraPlan & SpiraTeam SOAP web services using Java code. It assumes that you've generated the SOAP proxy classes using JAX-WS. If you need to download pre-compiled versions of the classes, they can be downloaded from our website at:
How to access Spira v3.x SOAP web services using C#

This knowledge base article describes how to connect to the SpiraTest, SpiraPlan & SpiraTeam SOAP web services using .NET code written in C#. The code assumes that you're using Visual Studio 2008 or later and are using the newer .NET 3.0+ Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) "Add Service Reference" rather than the older .NET 2.0 ASMX web service client.