Recording a Keyword-Driven Test in Silk Test Classic

This functionality is supported only if you are using the Open Agent.

To record a single keyword, see Recording a Keyword.

To record a new keyword-driven test:

  1. In the workflow bar, click Record Testcase. The Start Recording dialog box opens.
  2. Select Keyword-Driven Test.
  3. Click Yes to start recording the keyword-driven test.
  4. Select the application state. During the recording of a keyword-driven test, Silk Test Classic generates a base state keyword with the same name as the application state that you have selected in the Record Keyword-Driven Test dialog box. By default, the application state is the DefaultBaseState. Silk Test Classic inserts this base state keyword as the first keyword of the keyword-driven test.
  5. Click Start Recording.
  6. If you have not set an application configuration for the current project, select the tab that corresponds to the type of application that you are testing:
    • If you are testing a standard application that does not run in a browser, select the Windows tab.
    • If you are testing a web application or a mobile web application, select the Web tab.
    • If you are testing a native mobile application, select the Mobile tab.
  7. To test a standard application, select the application from the list.
  8. To test a web application or a mobile web application, select one of the installed browsers or mobile browsers from the list.
    1. Specify the web page to open in the Enter URL to navigate text box. If an instance of the selected browser is already running, you can click Use URL from running browser to record against the URL currently displayed in the running browser instance.
    2. Optional: If you want to test a web application on a desktop browser with a predefined browser size, select the browser size from the Browser size list.
      For example, to test a web application on Apple Safari and in a browser window which is as big as the screen of the Apple iPhone 7, select Apple iPhone 7 from the list.
    3. Optional: Select an Orientation for the browser window.
    4. Optional: Click Edit Browser Sizes to specify a new browser size and to select which browser sizes should be shown in the Browser size list.
  9. To test a native mobile application (app):
    1. Select the mobile device, on which you want to test the app, from the list.
    2. Select the native mobile application.
      • If you want to install the app on the mobile device or emulator, click Browse to select the app file or enter the full path to the app file into the App file text field. Silk Test Classic supports HTTP and UNC formats for the path.
      • If you want to use an app that is already installed on an Android device, select the app from the Package/Activity list or specify the package and the activity in the Package/Activity field.
      • If you want to use an app that is already installed on an iOS device, specify the Bundle ID.
      • If you want to use an app that is available in Mobile Center, specify the App identifier.
  10. If you have set an application configuration for the current project and you are testing a web application, the Select Browser dialog box opens:
    1. Select the browser.
  11. Depending on the dialog that is open, perform one of the following:
    • In the Select Application dialog box, click OK.
    • In the Select Browser dialog box, click Record.
  12. If you have defined a new application configuration, specify a name and location for the new frame file.
  13. In the application under test, perform the actions that you want to include in the first keyword.
    For information about the actions available during recording, see Actions Available During Recording.
  14. To specify a name for the keyword, hover the mouse cursor over the keyword name in the Recording window and click Edit.
    Note: Silk Test Classic automatically adds the keyword Start application to the start of the keyword-driven test. In this keyword, the applications base state is executed to enable the test to replay correctly. For additional information on the base state, see Base State.
  15. Type a name for the keyword into the Keyword name field.
  16. Click OK.
  17. To record the actions for the next keyword, type a name for the new keyword into the New keyword name field and click Add. Silk Test Classic records any new actions into the new keyword.
  18. Create new keywords and record the actions for the keywords until you have recorded the entire keyword-driven test.
  19. Click Stop. The Record Keyword-Driven Test dialog box opens.
  20. Click Paste to Editor. The Update Files dialog box opens.
  21. Click Paste testcase and update window declaration(s). The Save Keyword Implementation dialog box opens.
  22. Select a file name and a location to save the implementation of the recorded keywords.
  23. Click Save.
Silk Test Classic creates the new keyword-driven test with all recorded keywords.