Show the currently executing Test Case both before and after it runs

After putting dozens of Test Cases together, I wanted a way to show where one test ended and another began. That way if something failed, I would at least have an idea which Test Case needed debugging or what sort of data was being read that caused the error.

This lead me to add a log.logWarning() command at the start and end of every test case. While this is fine, and works, there is a better way to handle it that requires less user intervention and it’s all but built in to Katalon.

The process is to use a Test Listener. This allows code to be executed at the start and end of every Test Case. In my simple example, the name and the status of the test are written to the log file during execution.

To make the Test Listener, right-click on Test Listener within Katalon Studio and select the options for Before and After a Test Case. Within the sample code, 99% is already written for you. I adjusted it to contain my Logging statements.

The two elements of interest are:

testCaseContext.getTestCaseId()
testCaseContext.getTestCaseStatus()
As reference, this is what my Test Listener looks like. For each test, the "Begin Test" text block is written out, along with the Test Case name. At the end, it's the closing block text and the Test Case name. This is followed by the status of the test case, PASS or FAIL. While this is a pretty meager use of the function, it's extremely handy and since this is the default sample, quite a few people were asking for just this functionality.

class GetTestCaseName {
KeywordLogger log = new KeywordLogger()

/**
* Executes before every test case starts.
* @param testCaseContext related information of the executed test case.
*/

@BeforeTestCase
def sampleBeforeTestCase(TestCaseContext testCaseContext) {
log.logWarning('--- Begin Test --- ' + testCaseContext.getTestCaseId() + ' ---')
}

/**
* Executes after every test case ends.
* @param testCaseContext related information of the executed test case.
*/

@AfterTestCase
def sampleAfterTestCase(TestCaseContext testCaseContext) {
log.logWarning('--- End Test --- ' + testCaseContext.getTestCaseId() + '---')
log.logWarning('Status:= ' + testCaseContext.getTestCaseStatus())
}
}

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