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Test Automation with AUT's Log Tracing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000168908D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Apr-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Apr-04
Document File: 3 page(s) / 67K

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A program is disclosed to track the Application Under Test's (AUT) log file and update the Test Automation Report along with the action, which caused the change in AUT's log file using Test Automation Tool.

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Test Automation with AUT's Log Tracing

Name: Sathis R Marudanayagam

Problem Solved by the invention:

As test automation becomes part of test organizations, every organization needs to be done it in smarter way. Right now, we have handful of tools to automate the GUI/Web based applications.

When the automation script finds a defect, the first question posed to tester by developer is where is the log and the steps that got executed?

Developers follow the practice to log the entries into some external file to debug it. Almost every Application Under Test (AUT) has a log file associated with it.

To avoid the execution of scenarios either manually or running scripts, the Test Automation tool can be integrated with the available application log files. Automation Tool should monitor this file, before and after of any action performed on application. The new entry in the log file can be stored in the automation tool's report file after every action done on application.

This can be incorporated along with the test execution report, which is generated by the test automation tool after each test run.

How it works:

Here, it is described that how this can be implemented in a test automation tool.

Suppose the action "clicking on a button" throws exception and the exception is

logged into a file

Test Automation Tool should check for new message in the Applica...