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Actions and the report

In this chapter, you’ll learn how actions executed during a test run are represented in the report.

In this chapter

    How actions are reported

    By default, every action executed during a test run triggers a report message.

    Example for reported action execution
    Actions reported during a test run
    As you can see in the image above, one action means at least one report message, and sometimes more. In large test suites that have thousands of actions, the report can get cluttered very quickly. To prevent this, you can use ⇢ report levels to control which report messages make it into the report.

    You can also completely disable reporting for actions through their properties.

    Reference

    Disabling reporting for actions is explained in:

    Ranorex Studio fundamentals > Reporting> ⇢ Manage actions

    What actions look like in the report

    Actions can be separated into four groups in terms of how they appear in the report:

    • Failed or successful validations
    • Separators
    • User-defined log messages
    • All other actions

    Validations

    Validation report messages always have two parts. The first part has the report level Info and is just a notification that a validation has been performed.

    The second, more interesting part, tells you whether the validation succeeded or failed.

    Successful & failure test validation in report
    Successful validation

    A successful validation has the report level Success and is printed in green by default.

    Failed validation

    A failed validation has the report level Failure, has a red background, and usually comes with two screenshots to make it easier to find out what went wrong.

    Reference

    To learn more about validations, refer to the chapters:

    Ranorex Studio fundamentals > Actions > ⇢ Action properties and

    Ranorex Studio fundamentals > ⇢ Test validation

    Separators

    Separators are useful for visually structuring actions in the actions table and the report.

    Separator report message
    A separator in the actions table with the header Validation action next.

    In the report, the separator has the report level Info and its message displays the header defined in the actions table.

    Further reading

    For more information on separators, refer to

    Ranorex Studio fundamentals > Ranorex Recorder > ⇢ Managing recording modules and

    Ranorex Studio fundamentals > Actions > ⇢ Action properties

    User-defined log messages

    With the Log message action, you can pass a custom message with a custom report level to the report.

    User-defined log message in report
    Log message in the actions table.

    The same log message in the report.

    Further reading

    For more information on the Log message action, refer to

    Ranorex Studio fundamentals > Actions > ⇢ Action properties

    All other actions

    All other actions have the report level Info and their message describes what they are doing. If such an action fails, a separate message with the report level Failure will be passed to the report, in the same way as described further above for validations.

    The Mouse click action has the report level Info and its text describes that a left click was performed on the specified repository item at the specified screen coordinates.