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Automatic learning of objects in a Java application

If you prefer writing test steps manually in JavaScript then it might be helpful to automatically learn all child objects of a Java application to make them available for scripting.

Using Navigator.ExecJS to execute JavaScript code inside a browser

Sometimes you need to execute JavaScript code at a browser side and get the result. You can do this with Navigator.ExecJS.

Executing JavaScript commands against Web Browser

Sometimes you want to be able to open a browser window 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.

How to get contents of the HEAD element in a DOM

In this article we will get contents of the HEAD element to get the links to all referenced stylesheets. It may be useful if you plan to verify that a set of CSS did not change for a page.

Using CheckObjectExists(xpathOrObjId) to See if Web Object Exists on Page

This articles describes how you can use the Navigator.CheckObjectExists(...) action to see if an element exists on a web page and how it differs from the Global.DoWaitFor / DoWaitForProperty actions that are described in another article.

Using Rapise with Java Web Start Applications

Rapise supports testing of Java applications. In the case that application is launched using Java Web Start (JWS) additional steps are needed to successfully test an application.

How to create a Rapise web object from XPath

In some cases it may be convenient to construct Rapise Objects dynamically rather than capture in advance  with record/learn. In Web tests you can do it via Navigator.Find.

Integrating Spira with a Cucumber-Based Java Automation Framework

Many of our customers are using SpiraTest / SpiraTeam with their own in-house test automation framework. In this article we explain how you can use our REST API and/or our sample jUnit code to integrate your own framework easily with Spira.

Recording Popup JavaScript Confirmation Boxes

When you are recording a test against a Web application you may have to deal with a popup JavaScript confirm or alert box. This article describes the process for dealing with them.

Microsoft Dynamics Solutions - Which One Do You Have?

As described in a recent article, Microsoft Dynamics has been going through major changes in the past year, there are now many different products that all bear the 'Microsoft Dynamics' brand, including older legacy tools such as Dynamics AX, NAV, GP, SL and CRM and the new Dynamics 365 platform which has different modules (Sales, Operations, etc.).  This article helps you know which tool you have when you need help from our Rapise support team.

How to start Dynamics NAV client

Check that Dynamics NAV client is installed on a machine and launch it if it is not started yet with this simple function.

Javascript .js not associated with Windows Scripting Host

Sometimes if you have installed a program that associates itself with the .js file extension, you will see the following error when you try and record/play a Rapise test:

Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
 
Input Error: There is no script engine for file extension ".js".
If recording of actions in Dynamics AX or Dynamics NAV does not work

More and more computers are equipped with High DPI displays. Though high resolution looks beautiful it may bring some issues. One of them is broken recording in Rapise.

jUnit or TestNG Plugins Receive a 502 Connection reset by Peer error

One of our customers was reporting that their instance of our TestNG plugin was reporting a 502 Connection Reset by Peer error. We did some debugging with them, and the issue appears to be a bug inside some versions of the Java Virtual Machine (VM) itself.

Display Intellisense for ActiveX and .NET Objects

Sometimes when you are using Rapise, you have to use external ActiveX or .NET objects to perform specific actions. You can get Rapise to display intellisense for those objects.

RPA - importing data into Dynamics NAV

If anything can be automated - it will be automated. You can use Rapise to automate day-to-day processes within a company to free your employees for more creative and productive job. Imagine you have data from third-party system in Excel file and you want to import it into Dynamics NAV instance. You have a choice either to develop a software program that does the import via Dynamics NAV API or you can create an automation script in Rapise.

How to scroll Dynamics NAV table vertically and horizontally

Rapise 5.7+ performs scrolling automatically before clicking on a cell. Also there is DoScroll action that does explicit scrolling.

In Rapise 5.6 and below use this simple function to scroll your Dynamics NAV table left, right, up, bottom.

Dynamics NAV Support in Rapise

In this guide we describe how to master tests for Dynamics NAV application using Rapise.

  • Rapise provides a complete automated testing solution that can handle all of your technologies in one environment. With support for web, mobile and desktop applications and a wide variety of third-party component libraries.

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suite for midsize organizations. The system offers specialized functionality for manufacturing, distribution, government, retail, and other industries.

How to ensure that a Fast Tab is expanded and scrolled into view in Dynamics NAV

Many views in Dynamics NAV have several collapsible panes: General, Lines, Invoice Details, etc. They are also known as Fast Tabs.  Learn how to ensure that a Fast Tab is expanded and scrolled into view before entering data into the fields in this tab.

Requires Rapise 5.7+

Recording tips for Dynamics NAV 2017 Web Client and Dynamics 365 Business Central

Dynamics 365 Business Central is a successor of Dynamics NAV 2017 Web Client. Both solutions were built by Microsoft using same technology though they have a few differences. Rapise includes a library DomDynamicsNAV which makes test recording and playback of Dynamics NAV web clients a pleasant thing. From this post you will learn basics of recording a reliable test for these solutions as well as test playback troubleshooting methods. We'll use Dynamics 365 Business Central as system under test.

How to record entering of data into Dynamics NAV tables

Follow these simple rules to record entering of data into Dynamics NAV grids. For example, entering of new order lines into a Sales Order.

How do I use TaraVault On-Premise?

If you are using SpiraTeam and SpiraPlan on-premise, and are looking at our TaraVault cloud-hosted code management service, this article explains what TaraVault is, and how you can have the same functionality on Premise.

Build Hang or Fail with Git for Windows
  • My build hangs when doing a git fetch on a windows node
  • My build fails during git fetch on a windows node
How I added support for JPopupMenu automation in 1-hour

Example of adding support for Java UI control in Rapise.

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.

Anti-Virus Software and Test Automation

Anti-virus software is very sensitive to test automation tools. This is normal, because test automation tools usually do API, keyboard and mouse hooking to be able to record and playback user actions.

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.

Troubleshooting Java Swing/AWT Testing
When you are testing a Java application using either Swing or AWT you may run into some issues due to the environment. This article collects some of these common cases and provides the recommended solutions.
How do I provision new TaraVault projects?
Since TaraVault is an add-on feature to either SpiraPlan or SpiraTeam (hereafter just 'Spira') you use the Spira web interface to handle the provisioning of new TaraVault projects. This articles explains the steps.
How do I upload my existing Git repository?
We have been asked several times by customers - how do they migrate an existing Git repository to TaraVault (either self-hosted or hosted by another provider)? This article explains the process.
How do I upload my existing Subversion repository?
Inflectra can automatically upload your Subversion repository from your current self-managed copy or from another provider. We accept Subversion dump files (as produced by the "svnadmin dump" command) either uncompressed or compressed as ZIP, GZIP, or BZip2.
Running Selenium WebDriver Scripts using RemoteLaunch and TestNG
This article explains the process for running Selenium WebDriver test scripts written in Java using TestNG, RemoteLaunch and SpiraTest.
SpiraTeam and KronoDesk Javascript Not Loading Fully on Windows 8+
If you install SpiraTeam or KronoDesk on Windows 8 or later, you need to make sure that the various IIS Roles and Features are installed. If not, you may find that various Menus don't display correctly or that the pages do not display any data. This article describes the features and roles that need to be included.
SpiraTeam and KronoDesk Javascript Not Loading Fully on Windows Server 2012
If you install SpiraTeam or KronoDesk on Windows Server 2012, you need to make sure that the various IIS Roles and Features are installed. If not, you may find that various Menus don't display correctly or that the pages do not display any data. This article describes the features and roles that need to be included.
Code Completion of Native JavaScript Objects
Rapise has built-in code completion logic that lets it suggest the available list of functions for a specific object. However since JavaScript is fundamentally an un-typed language, for the code completion to work, there are some tips and tricks that you can use.
Getting 'X' is not a member of type 'Inflectra.SpiraTest.DataModel.IncidentView' after 4.2 upgrade

After upgrading to Spira v4.2, if you get either of the following error messages:

  • 'Width' is not a member of type 'Inflectra.SpiraTest.DataModel.IncidentView'
  • 'DisplayMode' is not a member of type 'Inflectra.SpiraTest.DataModel.IncidentView'

Please follow the instructions in the article to solve the issue that happens when you try and use a saved filter that gives this issue.

Issues using the KronoDesk and Spira Screenshot Java Applet

SpiraTest, SpiraPlan and SpiraTeam versions older than v4.1 and KronoDesk versions lower than v1.1.0.7 use a screenshot capture utility written using the Java development platform. This lets the web browser capture a screenshot and attach it to items in the system without having to first save the item. This article describes some issues using this applet and outlines the replacement plan we have implemented to use HTML5 instead of Java going forward.

User Avatars are not visible to Guests
If KronoDesk v1.1 was installed or upgraded before Patch #5, guests (users that are not logged in) cannot view user avatars.
Application Dropdowns and Other Controls Not Displaying Correctly
When installing SpiraTest/Plan/Team or KronoDesk on a Windows 2008+ server, some of the controls or content in the application does not display correctly.
Accessing Child Objects in a Java AWT/Swing application
This article describes how to access child objects of a Learned Java AWT/Swing object when using the Rapise Java library. Sometimes when you Learn a top-level object, you want to be able to programmatically query the object to locate the child objects that are visible in the Java SPY.
Java Security Warning on appSupa when pasting screenshot attachment

When using some versions of Java with SpiraTest, SpiraPlan, SpiraTeam or KronoDesk you may get the following warning message when pasting in screenshots or images:

When I click to paste a screenshot attachment, get Java security warning (see screenshot) which says " Block potentially unsafe components from being run?  Application: appSupa  Java has discovered application components that could indicate a security concern. Contact the application vendor to ensure that it has not been tampered with" with options to Block and Unblock.   "The application contains both signed and unsigned code".

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.
Errors occur when trying to attach a screenshot or display "My Profile" page
SpiraTeam uses Java (tm) for attaching screenshots to artifacts and for adding a user logo or avatar on My Profile page.
If a current version of the Java Plug-In is not installed in your browser, problems can occur. Depending
 on your browser, the source of the problem may not be clear.  For example, sometimes IE will report that
 there is a problem with the page. This article explains how to update your browser's Java Plug-In.
Unable to record/play a Java applet using Rapise inside a web browser
Sometimes you have the situation where you can record/play a Java application using Rapise having correctly installed the Java bridge and set the JAVA_HOME environment variable correctly, but applets running inside a web browser do not work. This article provides some suggested solutions
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: www.inflectra.com/Files/JavaSoap30Classes.zip