Articles Tagged 'ie'

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.

The Recorder asks for a Library. Which should I choose?

In most cases "Auto" is the best choice. Manual selection of libraries may be needed in more advanced scenarios and is intended for experienced users.                

Receiving database constraint error when trying to execute a test case or test set

If you are trying to run a test case or test set and you receive the following error:

   Database constraint violation occurred [APPLICATION.Business.EntityConstraintViolationException]
   An error occurred while updating the entries. See the inner exception for details. [System.Data.UpdateException]
   Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint 'XPKTST_ARTIFACT_CUSTOM_PROPERTY'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object 'dbo.TST_ARTIFACT_CUSTOM_PROPERTY'.
The statement has been terminated. [System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException]

Then this article provides the solution for you.

Best Practices When Using SpiraTeam for V-Model Projects

SpiraTeam has been designed to work with a variety of different software development methodologies, including several different flavors of agile, waterfall and hybrid. This articles describes one of the more popular waterfall methods called the V-Model and gives best practices for how to use SpiraTeam on such projects.

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How to fix IE 11 recording/playback on Windows 64-bit


  1. When new recording is started Rapise always opens new IE window
  2. Spy does not show DOM tree
  3. During playback no object is found
Displaying the Value of a List Custom Property in Spira Custom Reports

In the standard reports that come with SpiraTeam, we have the 'Detailed' reports that are designed to include a primary artifact (e.g. requirements) and then include tables that display lists of related items (e.g. Tasks, Incidents, etc.). By default, we only show some of the fields in these tables. This article explains how to display the value of specific custom fields in the tables when you customize the standard reports.

Unusual case where Rapise Cannot Click on Hyperlinks in IE
We have found an occasional situation where Rapise is not able to click on hyperlinks (<A> tags) when you playback a test on IE. The same test works fine on other computers and on other browsers on the same computer.
Web Object Not Found in IE when Object has 0px Size
We had a customer with a problem related to having <div> elements with complex display styles applied inside an HTML anchor tag <a>. The anchor tag was reporting back as having zero size (0px) in IE, so when Rapise tried to locate it to click on it, the browser was not able to find it.
Testing Popup Windows using Internet Explorer
When you are testing a web application that has popup windows (where the popup is a whole new browser window) you will need to make a slight change to the test script to enable it to playback successfully in Internet Explorer (no change is needed for Chrome or Firefox).
Rapise - Cannot Find AllLibraries.json file during Recording/Playback
When recording or playing back a test script on a new PC you may get an error message that Rapise cannot find the path to "AllLibraries.json".This article provides instructions on how to fix the issue.
Spira Icons Don't Appear When Running on Internet Explorer 11.0
A couple of our customers have run into a situation where the new font-based glyph icons that we're using in Spira 5.0 don't display. This is usually due to a configuration issue within IE itself, this article provides the recommended solution.
List of reportable entities in SpiraTeam 4.1+
The new release of SpiraTest, SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam 4.1 includes the ability to write custom reports against various reportable entities. This article provides a list of the available entities:
Certain Hyperlinks won't click during playback with Internet Explorer (IE)
Sometimes when you record a test script using IE and then play it back, some of the clicks on hyperlinks will not playback correctly. Rapise will list them as Passed, but the click won't actually be performed.
Desktop Application Testing - Choosing the Right Library
Suppose we have a situation that a thick-client (desktop) application under test (AUT) is based on a technology that is too old or not completely supported by Rapise. Rapise has a number of libraries for different types of apps. Usually Rapise finds the correct libraries using its auto-detection, but sometimes an application is unusual and the auto-detection fails.
Running Queries Using SQL Server Management Studio
During the course of investigating a technical support issue for SpiraTest, SpiraPlan, SpiraTeam or KronoDesk , the need may arise to run a query against your Microsoft SQL database. To do so, you will use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. If you did not install this when you installed SQL, you can install it from the original source.
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.
Some of my users are receiving 'Invalid Viewstate' errors. How do I resolve this?
Ask the user to clear out their browser's cache of cookies and stored internet pages/content. After they do this and then close and reopen their browser, the issue should be resolved.
After installing Windows Update KB3025390 Rapise No Longer Connects to IE
An old (December 9th, 2014) security update for Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer (KB3025390)  broke the support in IE for 'out-of-process' code execution. This effectively prevented an automated testing application such as Rapise from automating Internet Explorer (IE) applications. This was subsequently fixed by Microsoft on February 10th, 2015 with the KB 3021952 update.
Performance issues with IE9 running apps under ASP.NET 4.5

If you face performance issues with Spira or KronoDesk when the users use Internet Explorer 9.0, there is a known issue in ASP.NET 4.5 that can cause the client to disconnect and all subsequent AJAX calls do not get processed. This article describes the symptoms and the solution.

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.

Using the Spira v4.1+ Custom Reporting with Custom Properties
The custom reporting functionality in SpiraTest, SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam v4.1 (or later) includes the ability to write complex reports, joining various tables, using SQL aggregation (COUNT, SUM, etc.) functions and other advanced reporting features. A common needs is to display a list of artifacts (requirements, test cases, etc.) and join against the custom property definitions so that you get the custom fields displayed with the names of the value not just the IDs. This articles explains how to do this.
Executing Javascript commands against web browser
Sometimes you want to be able to open a browser window (e.g. Internet Explorer) and execute JavaScript commands directly against the DOM objects rather than using the Rapise Learned objects. This article explains the recommended way of doing this.
Executing SQL Database Queries from Rapise

Sometimes when you are running Rapise tests you need to run direct database queries to prepare the data in the test application, or you need to make queries against the database to verify that some user interactions left the data in a specific state.

The sample script below illustrates how you can call database queries directly from the Rapise scripting editor:

Selecting Browser for Test
This article describes how to playback a test in a different browser from the one it was recorded in.
List of reportable entities in SpiraTeam 4.0
The new release of SpiraTest, SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam 4.0 includes the ability to write custom reports against various reportable entities. This articles provides a list of the available entities:
How to successfully include and use common functions and objects
It is often useful to have a common set of code libraries and objects that can be reused amongst multiple tests. With Rapise this can be done by creating a common test and then including it into the other actual tests. This article describes the process
Incident Custom Properties are Disabled
In SpiraTest, when you create a new custom property in the incidents section, they are disabled by default. Unlike other parts of the system, the incident tracker has a customizable workflow. This article describes the steps necessary to enable the new custom properties in the workflow (which will make the custom property enabled).
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