I'm new to automation and I've been doing some training on PyCharm.

I have just separated out my script into a resource file to clean it up as per the Udemy course I am using. When I try and run the script however I get the following error message:

No keyword with name 'Common.Start Test' found.

This keyword is 100% in my Common Resource file and the directory path and naming is all correct as PyCharm is auto-correcting these fields when typing them and hovering over them shows them to be correct?! What is wrong with it, why won't it find the keywords?


*** Settings ***
Documentation  This is basic info about the suite
Resource    /Resources/Common.Robot
Resource    /Resources/Google.Robot


*** Test Cases ***
Kem getting to grips with this stuff
    [Documentation]  Basic test info
    [Tags]  Smoketest

    Common.Start Test
    Amazon.Searching Amazon
    Common.End Test

Common Resource File

*** Settings ***
Library     SeleniumLibrary

*** Keywords ***

Start Test
    Open browser     about:blank    Chrome

End Test
    Close browser
  • is everything separate files ?
    – PDHide
    Jun 17, 2020 at 15:45
  • Resource ./Resources/Common.Robot
    – PDHide
    Jun 17, 2020 at 16:42
  • Try adding a dot infront of the path
    – PDHide
    Jun 17, 2020 at 16:42
  • PyCharm is mostly an IDE for Python. If I remember correctly from a year or so ago, you have to use additional plugins in your PyCharm o be able to work in RF. If this is still true, what plugin do you use? Is it set up correctly? When you put keywords in one file with your test case, is it recognised or not? What is your project dir structure? If you have e.g. Tests/ and then Keywords/ and you run your tests, you have to do Resources ../Keywords/comon_resource_file.
    – pavelsaman
    Jun 18, 2020 at 21:13
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    @Kem Please post how you have solved it as an answer. :) Jan 6, 2021 at 11:14


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