Running a live testing session

The most common way of launching Live Testing was described in Initiate Live Testing chapter. Here we will go through two other ways of running Live Testing:

  • From a failed run / test results

  • If one does not have a pre made test case

Launching live testing from failed test run

You can launch live testing from a failed test run and debug/analyze what goes wrong. To do so, click icon Run Live Testing in Results section of your test run.

Results - Live testing icon

Launching live testing without a test case

Live testing can be launched without a test case as well. However, launching of session from a valid .robot file is a must for its success. A valid .robot file should have valid Settings. After the settings section is in place, Live Testing can be started in any of the ways described here.

A live testing session will be launched with an empty editor pane. Now, test steps can be entered and executed using the various controls and/or the recorder.

Live stream window shows the current state of your application. Additionally, you have access to screenshots of all the states of your application, which are caused by the executed test steps. Hover on the executed test steps in the right most pane with the executed test step history and the live stream screen will update accordingly. Please note that the actual state of your application does not change with the hovering. The actual state can only be changed by executing a test step.

  1. A live testing session is only active as long as you are on the live testing tab. The moment you change the tab the session closes and you will need to re-launch it.

  2. Live testing session times out after 30 mins on inactivity. After which, you will need to re-launch it.