Rapise includes a powerful and easy to use visual language called RVL (Rapise Visual Language) that lets you write automated tests without any programming code. This scriptless approach makes it easy for domain users and testers to create automated tests without needing to be programmers.
So, to make automated testing and the power of Rapise's object-based testing easier and more accessible, you can use the alternative RVL methodology.
Each of the recorded actions and verification steps is now represented by a simple set of rows in the table, with the parameters and values displayed alongside.
The new Rapise Visual Language opens up the door to automated testing for testers and QA professionals who don't want to become programmers and need a way to easily create and maintain tests without the overhead of writing code by hand.
What you'll notice is that each of the recorded actions has now become a series of rows in the grid, with the first column being the type (perform an action, comment, make an assertion that a value matches what was expected, set a variable, be a parameter or output to the current test report):
The second column is then used to select the object from the object tree:
Finally, the remaining columns contain any parameter values, with subsequent rows being used if necessary:
This means that once you have learned the objects during testing, anyone can compose the test just by adding rows to the grid and then just picking the appropriate objects and actions.
Now one of the really exciting things about RVL is that it's ultimately stored as an actual Microsoft Excel file (XLSX) file inside the Rapise project.
So, in addition to doing simple editing within the Rapise visual editor, you also have the option to open the file in Excel natively:
This opens up many exciting possibilities of being able to use Excel formulas to auto-generate test data from another worksheet, perform validation tests by doing calculations in Excel and comparing them with the results returned from the application.
You can now use Excel and Rapise to have a powerful, easy to use, yet incredibly extensive test automation framework.
Imagine a test analyst records a simple test in RVL that performs a sequence of actions, or uses the built-in RVL loops and branches to create simple logic. Now the tester wants to hand off the test to a more experienced automation engineer to add more sophisticated logic.
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