Managing recording modulesThis chapter is to introduce and explain the various options for managing and structuring recordings within Ranorex Studio. This topic has a strong link to test suite which plays a central role in modularizing and structuring test cases.
Renaming recording modulesThe default naming of recordings is along the sequence of their creation where the prefix Recording is followed by consecutive numbers, i.e. Recording1, Recording2, Recording3, … Default names of recording modules are changed easily.
Changing recording module name
- Renaming recording modules in project file view
- The names of all corresponding files are changed accordingly
- Renaming through context menu, or F2
Cut/copy/paste/deleteCutting/copying/pasting and deleting is done by well-known keyboard, context menu and toolbar actions.
Cut/copy/paste/delete action elements
Structuring recording modules in foldersFolders allow building a structure in a hierarchical way to group, store and manage recording modules.
Creating a new folder in the project file view
Moving recording modules to new folder
Structuring within recording modulesRecordings by itself usually consist of a sequence of actions in a defined order. There is no way of structuring actions within an action list. The separation of actions in visual groups is another is the only structuring method within recording modules.
Adding a separator action into a recording module
- The separator is being inserted as log message into the final report
Separator message in test report
Adding a new recording moduleRecording modules shall be as small as possible and as large as necessary. Adding new recording modules is, therefore, necessary for well-structured test cases.
Adding a new recording module
- Find the new empty recording module in the Studio working environment
New recording module in project file view and module browser view
Building a new recording moduleUsually, recordings are not produced in the modular and small way they should be with respect to modularization and possible re-use. Tests are rather recorded along a proper test sequence following a storybook and therefore need to be split into re-usable modules afterward. This section shows how to do this.
Building a new recording module
Result(s):The new recording module is build based on the selected actions and stored within the project file structure.
New built recording module