Rapise Visual Language (RVL)

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Data-driven testing with spreadsheets and RVL

Many test automation scenarios require performing same steps with different data. For example, login into application with different user credentials, or enter several lines of a sales order into a table. This is data-driven testing. From this article you will learn how to do this in Rapise Visual Language (RVL) and JavaScript modes.  You will also learn how to define data within a test and in external spreadsheet.

Converting Recorded Steps into Functions/Scenarios

You have recorded some basic test scripts in Rapise, and now you want to easily extract the steps into a reusable function that can be called from the main test script. This article explains how you can do this for both RVL and JavaScript based tests.

How to Do a Nested Loop with Rapise Visual Language (RVL)

Sometimes you want to have multiple nested loops to test a set of test data (for example loop over a list of users, and for each user, loop over a list of browsers). In JavaScript you can use standard nested loops, this article explains how you can do the same using RVL.

Compare two SpreadSheets in Rapise

Sometimes you need to compare two tables. Here we introduce a function to compare two spreadsheets.

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.

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.

Read external Excel spreadsheet in RVL

Attaching to external .XLS spreadsheet in RVL may be easily done in RVL by use of Range type of the Map.

Accessing DOM elements by Attributes in RVL

It is possible to access such objects form RVL using one of the methods shown in this article.

Using Object ID as RVL ParamValue

Sometimes Object ID used as a parameter to the function or object Action (such as Global.DoWaitFor(objId) ). RVL contains special feature intended to make pick-up of object from the list easier.

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?