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AndyS
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Error: The report file or directory could not be created

Post by AndyS » Tue May 12, 2015 9:00 pm

Hi,

I just recently installed the latest version of Ranorex 5.3.2 from version 5.2.1. Since installing the update I can no longer launch my automation test suite. The error is as follows:

The report file or directory could not be created. Could not find a part of the path 'H:\My Documents\RanorexReports'.

Please help!

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Re: Error: The report file or directory could not be created

Post by odklizec » Wed May 13, 2015 6:32 am

Hi,

Are you sure the "H" drive is accessible at a time of running your test? It looks like a problem with accessing network/shared drive? I would suggest to check the project settings and change the report path to something else (local drive). Just to see if it works with local drive.
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Re: Error: The report file or directory could not be created

Post by krstcs » Wed May 13, 2015 1:55 pm

You should always use a LOCAL drive for Ranorex Suites and tests. Do NOT use network drives as this can cause issues with the suite and test runs.


If you are using a share drive in order to allow others to view/edit/run the same tests, then you should instead use a real version control system such as SVN, TFS, or GitHub. Not only is this the correct way to do it, it will save you a whole host of headaches in the long-run.

Ranorex Automation is software development, so it should be treated as such. You aren't just making scripts, you are creating an application that tests other applications.
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Re: Error: The report file or directory could not be created

Post by AndyS » Wed May 13, 2015 5:14 pm

I do have the project stored on my local drive C:\TestingProjects\SmokeTesting\SmokeTest\SmokeTest

However after I updgraded this error occurred. I use Microsoft TFS as a version control system to check in my changes but I wonder if I setup the project incorrectly? In any case, where do I find the project settings in Ranorex. Checking the menu items I dont see any options related to the reporting path.

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Re: Error: The report file or directory could not be created

Post by AndyS » Wed May 13, 2015 5:29 pm

It appears the problem has resolved itself. I have not changed anything yet when I ran the scripts this morning the error is no longer occurring.

Thanks anyway for your responses everyone!