Selenium testing with Robot Framework

robot framework selenium testing

With Robot Framework you can build easy to read test cases, which can then be run via Selenium webdriver on our Selenium Grid.
It allows using keyword driven, behavior driven approaches and provides reports in HTML format.

Setting up Robot Framework

First you have to make sure you’ve installed pip. To install the other libs, please run:

pip install robotframework-selenium2library requests

Running your first test

Below is an example on how to run a simple test on Firefox. When the test has finished, the test name and success state is sent to TestingBot so you can see the test success/failures in our dashboard.

Save the example below in a test.txt file:

*** Settings ***

Library  Selenium2Library
Library  TestingBot

Test Setup  Open test browser
Test Teardown  Close test browser

*** Variables ***

${CREDENTIALS}  key:secret (get these for free from testingbot)

*** Test Cases ***

Simple Test
    Go to
    Page should contain  Google

*** Keywords ***

Open test browser
    Open browser  about:  firefox
    ...  remote_url=http://${CREDENTIALS}
    ...  desired_capabilities=browserName:firefox,version:14  

Close test browser
    ...  Report TestingBot status
    ...  ${SUITE_NAME} | ${TEST_NAME}
    Close all browsers

Save this code in

import re
import requests
import base64

from robot.api import logger
from robot.libraries.BuiltIn import BuiltIn

def report_testingbot_status(name, status, credentials):
    selenium = BuiltIn().get_library_instance('Selenium2Library')
    session_id = selenium._current_browser().session_id

    token = base64.b64encode(credentials)
    payload = {'test[name]': name,
               'test[success]': int(status == 'PASS')}
    headers = {'Authorization': 'Basic {0}'.format(token)}

    url = '{0}'.format(session_id)
    response = requests.put(url, data=payload, headers=headers)
    assert response.status_code == 200, response.text

To run the test, run this command:

pybot test.txt

Once the test has finished running, you will see it in the TestingBot member dashboard.

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