Using Sets to fill in Form Details with Katalon Studio

For a test I was recently working on, there were multiple items that could be selected from the main dropdown, with additional fields to populate that can remain the same. Since the initial dropdown only had a couple of entries, I wanted to confirm each one.

My first thought was to create a List, then pass each entry into the dropdown to fill out the form. While that should work fine, I decided on a different route, creating a Set and then using a “For .. Each” style loop to populate the dropdown.

I hadn’t used a Set in a test before, and wanted to give it a try. It also felt like there would be a few less lines of code going this route.

When completed, the code looks like this:

//Create a set for the different values for the Dropdown. Create an entry for each item
Set stringSet = ["Dropdown1", "Dropdown2", "Dropdown3", "Dropdown4", "Dropdown5"]
stringSet.each { item ->
//Select Dropdown entry
WebUI.selectOptionByLabel(findTestObject('Dropdown Form/select-Dropdown Entry'), item, false)
//Detail Description
WebUI.setText(findTestObject('Dropdown Form/textarea-Description'),
    'This is the Detailed Description for ' + item + ' ' + formattedDate + dateHour)
//Completion Date
WebUI.selectOptionByLabel(findTestObject('Dropdown Form/select-Target Completion Month'), 'June', false)
WebUI.selectOptionByLabel(findTestObject('Dropdown Form/select-Target Completion Year'), '2023', false)
//Save
WebUI.click(findTestObject('Dropdown Form/btn-Save'))
}

There is a lot more to Sets than what I’m doing here, but it lends itself quite well to the task. The Set called stringSet is composed of the text entries listed in the dropdown I want to interact with. Since there are 5 items in the set, the loop will execute 5 times.

The text of stringSet is passed using the selectOptionByLabel command. Where you would normally have the text of the label, I have the variable, “item”, which in turn gets resolved to the text of stringSet.

Once this is passed, the other fields are filled in. The first field is a text box, while the next two fields are dropdowns. Selecting a different completion date and year isn’t of much consequence for this test. The main test is to make sure each of the initial dropdown fields can be selected.

It would be just as easy and as valid to create a List, populate it with the same text, get the size of the List, then use a “For” loop to accomplish the same task. I’m not sure which is better or easier to maintain in the long run, but as mentioned, I hadn’t used the Set method and thought I would give it a try.

Other articles of interest:

Leave a Reply

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

Recent Comments
  • 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...
  • How To Disable the Quicken Registration Prompt (30)
    • 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...
  • 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...
    • josh: I’m testing a page with a string like “Updated November 21, 2019 16:25:32 PM Central Standard Time.” How might I capture the date and time and compare it to current time to verify that the update time was within...
    • zakir hussain: today = new Date() lastWeek = (today – 1.week) can u please help me in understanding what is the return type of lastweek? and I wanted to set nextyear date how can i do it
  • 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...
  • Setting up Environment Profiles in Katalon Studio (2)
    • Don Pedro: 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...
  • Here is my drive cluster (2)
    • Don Pedro: While I still have those drives, the drive cluster looks nothing like that now. Almost all of my external drives have had the cases removed and they have been installed into a series of MediaSonic 8 Bay Drive Enclosures. I...