Questions tagged [automated-testing]

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What is best practice for test failures that have a low priority fix?

If I have a test that fails due to a known bug, but that bug is deemed lower priority to fix than other work, what should be done with the test? I can think of 2 options: Leave the test in the test ...
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Where tools for automated UI test like selenium or Coded UI fits in Dev Ops cycle

My manager asked me to look into how we can utilize automated UI testing to gain productivity and help testers automate basic functionality of the system. I developed few test suites and cases using ...
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WebDriver API: 'Failed to send keys because cannot focus element' — better workaround than using Firefox instead of Chrome?

There's a bug in the chromedriver.exe Chrome driver for Selenium's WebDriver API. You can't use send_keys for certain types of inputs, like for the jQuery plugin "EZPZ Hint". It works okay on simple ...
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How to export test cases in the latest selenium IDE

How do I export test cases in the latest version of Selenium IDE? There is no export option in the file menu.
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Running Selenium test on TFS

I am currently working on implementing UI tests of .NET web application using Selenium RC. The tests are now coming together and I am beginning to look at how these will be incorporated into TFS. ...
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Matching images in Selenium2

Not sure if I'm even asking this question correctly, however, here goes. I'm looking at validating images in an automation suite that I just started. I am currently validating the location via XPath ...
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What kind of test cases can we not automate in selenium webdriver - java [closed]

I want to know what kind of test cases we cannot automate using selenium webdriver. I do not want to use any 3rd party tool (Autoit, etc..) What are the limitations of Selenium WebDriver?
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New to QA - how should my automated tests differ from my manual one?

I understand the concept of creating scripts to perform tasks, but I've read re-creating my manual tests as scripts isn't the direction I should be headed. What is the difference and what types of ...
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Getting up to speed quickly with automation tests

I'm starting a new QA engineering internship and I've been tasked with automation tests. I was going through the documentation for selenium and testNG and it seems straightforward and easy to pickup. ...
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“Conventional” Test cases in an Agile environment?

i've just started at a Web Development company that does websites/mobile apps. I've done QA for 5-6 years now and they wanted someone that had QA experience but wasn't set in their ways to be their QA ...
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Webdriver Firefox “Element could not be scrolled into view”

I am facing this problem on Firefox v.59, Selenium 3.11.0. I just click on an element, like this: webDriver.findElement(By.id("row_0")).click(); and I get exception: org.openqa.selenium....
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Black box testing methods without knowledge

I stumbled upon some black box techniques (1), but I don't really get how it works. I found sources saying that black box techniques are techniques in which you input something in a program and check ...
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Best approach to learn programming and start test automation [closed]

Where should I start if I want to automate and learn/improve my programming skills at the same time? I've used selenium webdriver + python and it was really cool, also tried some watir + ruby and now ...
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Automated Web Testing against Sharepoint solutions in a windows development house

I'm researching which web browser automation tools is most suited to running functional user tests against SharePoint based solutions and potentially MVC based custom web parts at a later date. We are ...
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Is it a good idea to use Page Object Model with TestComplete?

We're using TestComplete at this company, and we're intertwining a bit of scripting in our Keyword tests. I'm thinking about just turning it into just Page Object Model type tests since the recording ...
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How can I successfully introduce automated user interface testing to my organization?

Our development teams are good on writing unit tests and also for using the same framework (rspec in our case) for writing integrated tests. There is a strong desire to increase automated UI ...
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Looking for a test tool for Flash-based web applications. Any ideas?

I'm looking for a Selenium-like tool to test Flash-based web applications (specifically a guided interview with questions and form fields that the user navigates through to produce a document at the ...
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Is branching tests the only option for system with multiple versions?

Our system under test have schema that differs between system versions 1.0 and 2.0: new entities have been added, some have columns added. We used Hibernate to generate Java entities for both schema ...
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How to automate testing of received emails?

I'm testing an Email system where I would test a set of received emails to see if the received emails actually displayed as expected. This is done for each release of the system. So basically I want ...
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How to handle the browser pop-ups in selenium IDE?

After sign-in into any application, default browser pop-up would appear on screen like Would you like Firefox to remember this login? can we handle this pop-up with selenium IDE commands?
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How best to start making a suite of broken tests relevant again?

I have a bit of a dilemma, I have recently taken over an automated suite of tests written in Selenium/Java for a legacy project. The trouble is, the suite has consistently had a 40% Fail rate and as ...
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Looking for open source testing tool that can be used to test Flash based applications

I am looking for a open source testing tool that can be used to test Flash based applications. I Googled and found "AutoTest Flash" but it seems to be in a dormant state. Has anybody used that tool ...
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IE always opens with random local host and message: “This is the initial start page for the WebDriver server”

I have my WebDriver tests running parallel in IE, Chrome and firefox. When I run test in IE browser it node gets registered with the hub, and the browser opens and it gets redirected to some random ...
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Negative testing automation

Should we do negative test cases testing by automation. Generally I heard that we can do functional and regression automation. I am doing same. I am using selenium web driver for automation and doing ...
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Testing the popup with Selenium IDE [closed]

Getting below error : Window does not exist. If this looks like a Selenium bug, make sure to read http://seleniumhq.org/docs/02_selenium_ide.html#alerts-popups-and-multiple-windows for potential ...
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How to get a grid row count with Selenium in C#?

Hello I am currently trying to figure out how to get the count of how many rows are displaying in an HTML Grid on a page. From researching several stack exchanges some people reference GetXPathCount ...
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Explicit wait with more methods to same element

I have a few questions related to explicit waits: Is it possible to use more methods to same element? What combination of them I can use ? Why I still have exceptions with stale element and similar ...
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How to select tab buttons in java tab panel with QTP/UFT?

I want to switch between tabs in Java application using QTP 11.0. The problem is that tab buttons are not seen by qtp object spy as separate objects, the whole tab pane is seen as JTabbedPane: Any ...
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How to test angularJS search dropdown with Selenium

I am trying to select an option from a drop-down search box as shown below: The HTML of the element is below: <div id="select2-drop-mask" class="select2-drop-mask" style=""></div> &...
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Cucumber not finding @Findby annotations

Im trying to set up cucumber over my page object. I currently have as my login page object: @FindBy (id = cF.username) public WebElement username; @FindBy (id = cF.password) ...
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Cannot get a STRING value from a NUMERIC cell. How can I resolve this issue in selenium webdriver using POI?

I am trying to read data from an excel sheet and write on my application.But shows an error while trying to pass a numeric value using string. Please suggest me how can I resolve the issue. Please see ...
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What are the best practices for Integration Testing of a middle-ware?

I want to know about the best practices of Integration Testing for a middle-ware product. It includes several backends and also I want to test it over multiple platforms. The features of Clustering is ...
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Efficient way of reading data from Excel in Selenium C#

I am creating some test cases in Selenium WebDriver using C# (I can't use Java as client has said so). These are sample test cases which will be used for presenting a demo to client and senior ...
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Can developer do automation test for the feature that he has implemented?

Doing manual testing for the feature that you have implemented is obviously a bad idea. But what about automated functional tests? It seems to me that automation testing is more related to unit ...
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How to make multiple testcases of one value

I have created test cases for email but there are multiple negative test cases for email field then how should I pass multiple values in the input field. I have created function.but don't is that ...
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Documenting application test coverage

We have both automated and manual tests for our actively developed application. A regular Jira workflow in our case is something like this: Open -> In Development -> In Testing -> In ...
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cross-OS automated testing

First, please leave your stones down: I am a windows-oriented developer and I have very limited knowledge in testing tools world - especially in those that works on multiple platforms. I have been ...
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How can I automate testing of HTTP requests? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a captureNetworkTraffic implementation in Selenium 2 via webdriver? I'm using Selenium2/C# to run automated tests of a web app. I need to test the HTTP requests sent ...
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Licensing restrictions of formal methods (code proof) tools and contractors

This is NOT Intended to be a product/service recommendation question - I am trying really hard to word this so it isn't one. Does anyone here perform static analysis on your code using abstract ...
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selenium wget download file

I'm testing a web app with Selenium and I actually need to download a txt file during my test. But this seems impossible because a pop up appears asking to save the file. So, this blocks the progress ...
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How to use rollup command in selenium ide?

I am new to selenium IDE, As with reference to below image i cant click into rollup icon during and after my recording. So kindly explain me how to, why and what time we should use rollup in ...
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Can someone clear-out these job posts for me once and for all? [closed]

A typical job-post for a testing position: Requirements: Programming experience with Java, Python, VB or C# Ability to write test cases and work with test-automation Database knowledge Experience in ...
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Selenium element not selectable for a kendo ui element

I am having an issue with an element which works with a mouse click and there are some items from which one has to be selected but its unselectable is set to on. Whenever I try to select the elements ...
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Benchmarking web page performance

I currently work in QA at a small software company that develops web based training software. Most of the work I do is manual usability testing but recently I've been tasked with performance testing ...
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What are some good test cases in order to do License Key authentication while software is being installed?

I want to learn about: What could be the test cases to ensure the test coverage while any proprietary software is being installed using a license key. I wish to avoid (a) re-installation (b) multiple ...
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QA Automation Tool. QTP vs Selenium [closed]

My department is currently looking at a tool for QA automation. On that side we are looking at both QTP and Selenium. The major features we want are automation of regression testing, something ...
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click() method is not working

I have a link which is having the href attribute as javascript:void(0), but it is having the onclick function. In the onclick function dev is use to log the number of hits to be database through ajax ...
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Selenium Driver Service Not Found Exception

Good Afternoon All, I am creating a testing framework for a web app utilizing Selenium Web Driver and Visual Studio by way of C#. I have created a solution that includes two projects. The first ...
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How to automate test the website inside some windows desktop app?

I have this question: I found there are web test automation tools such as selenium, but they are designed for testing website in the browsers such as ie/firefox/google chrome... What if the website ...
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Sikuli selection of items in lists

There is a drop down list in application where you can see (in drop down area) only ~5% of all the elements. So I can not find the way to select random value from the list. Selection of random item ...