Setting up Environment Profiles in Katalon Studio

For those who just upgraded to the new Katalon Studio 5.4 version, you might have noticed the Global Variable button seems to be missing from the right hand side of the app. Actually, it’s been moved and improved and now Katalon supports “profiles” that allows you to set up and populate variables based on environment.

From my previous example, this is where I would store the URL for the site I am working on. When I needed to change environments, I would manually edit my baseurl variable and everything would run fine.

This has now been improved so you can define multiple sets of Global Variables for a profile and choose which one to work with. No more editing between test runs.

My needs are fairly simple at the moment, as I only change baseurl for each test. However, I could add other variables or populate them with different information based on environment. It also saves me having to change the baseurl each time.

By default, whatever you had previously defined for your Global Variables will become the “default” entry under Profiles. Like other items, you can Copy that profile, and Paste it into the folder to create variable sets for each environment.

I have created three Profiles, one for QA, one for a Feature/Staging environment and one for Production.

katalon-profiles

With these defined, I simply change to the environment I want to work with and the baseurl is automatically changed without me having to type anything.

select-profile

This is a very handy feature and only took a few minutes to incorporate into my existing project.

Other articles of interest:

2 Responses to Setting up Environment Profiles in Katalon Studio

  • Aparna says:

    Hello,

    Your documentation is excellent and has helped me understand many things. But this article above seems outdated and I need help in creating my own Global variables and all the documentation out there seems to be point to the older method of doing through profiles which does not seem to exist anymore. Would greatly appreciate if you can post one on creating global variables in the current setup.
    Thanks

  • Don Pedro says:

    Not quite sure I understand. The term “Execution Profile” is normally used now, but they are still GlobalVariables and are created in the same way for version 7 as previous. You make a new execution profile, then declare the name and data type on the sheet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Comments
  • Enter dates into a date picker for Chrome and Firefox (1)
    • Prasanna: Hello, How to enter a previous month FIRST day and LAST day from the system date. Thanks Prasanna
  • How To Disable the Quicken Registration Prompt (31)
    • Juani: Hi, I have a registered Quicken 2016 and now my files are being held hostage by Intuit, cannot log in with my ID unless I upgrade therefore buy a subscription, I need to access my files, please HELP. Thanks
    • David: A BIG Thank you! I regularly reinstall Windows OS’s using different hardware configs. In short, Quicken 2011 (it’s March of 2020 as I write this) has been a program I’ve been very happy with and continue to use....
    • Karen L: Today I rang Reckon Australia again, got a different guy and he talked me through the process of getting me a new product key to enter since I already had the licence and it had been extended. Reckon have only extended it by 1...
    • Karen L: I have Australian Quicken 2008 on Windows 8.1. It keeps asking me to renew my licence which Reckon did for me however the activation won’t work. I tried this to disable the registration prompt however it did not stop the...
  • Building Relationships with Developers (1)
    • Carlos Herrera: Ah yes. I have a team of software developers and it is genuinely so hard to keep them in the loop during projects. Though the more we work the better the communication becomes and we go from a trail and error process to a...
  • Integrating DevonAgent Pro with Alfred (1)
    • J. Garr: Beautiful, sweet, and simple. I love it; thanks for posting this solution.
  • Round and Round with the For..Next in Katalon Studio (1)
    • Sweet Ophaline Labador: Hello can you help me how to loop this scenario. Checking the elements is just the same. I want to check that the following function is available in www.siacargo.com: Track Shipment – clicking on this can...
  • Parsing Strings in Katalon – Split, Substring and Readlines (6)
    • Don Pedro: String tempText=”Date Month January. Revenue $1,355,721.00″ println(tempText.split(“ \$”)[1]) You need to escape the $ with \$ The [1] on the split captures characters on the right of the split [0]...
    • Prasad: Hi, I need to get the substring from the below string ‘Date Month January. Revenue $1,355,721.00’ I want to extract text after $ value. Please help Thank you
  • Working with Dates and Date Formatting in Katalon Studio (15)
    • Sangeethaa: How to get previous day’s date(Yesterday’s date)? Actually I was using today.previous() before,it was working fine till today morning.Now its not retrieving right date. Can anyone please guide me on this.
    • Don Pedro: That could be a little tricky. First, is the text/format always going to be the same? You will need to do some parsing. Separate the first but of text at 2019. After that, split the text again to get rid of Central Standard...
    • Don Pedro: It should be of the same Date type as today. You could then do some calendar trickery with Calendar /*Calendar c = Calendar.getInstance(); //c.set(Calendar.MONTH, 1) //Set the month, 0=January, 11=December println...
  • Output status messages and test information by writing to the Log File Viewer in Katalon Studio (6)
    • Saranya: Good One. Could you plz share link to access all your katalon related blogs. ThankQ
    • Rodrigo Calabretta: I’m using the KeywordUtil.markFailed or KeywordUtil.markError and my test stops is being shown as Error and If I use in the @afterTestCase the testCaseContext.getTestCaseSta tus() to show the status test case...