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How to group the operations in Keyword test and if one fails in the group, then fail the keyword tst

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How to group the operations in Keyword test and if one fails in the group, then fail the keyword tst

Hi, I'm looking for the options to group the keyword operations. And if one of the keyword operations fails in the group, then capture the error and stop the keyword test. Below is the example


Is this option available in TestComplete?

- Group (Keyword operation 1, Keyword operation 2, Keyword operation 3)

If one of keyword operations fails, then capture the error and stop the keyword test.






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You can set the keyword test's "On error" value in the execution plan to be "Stop Current Item"

That way any keyword operation that fails will fail the test. It won't matter about groups

Or are you wanting something different?

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@tphillips Thanks for your response. I have already know this approach. But my requirement is different, have described below..

I want to define more than one group in the keyword test and want to capture the errors against these groups to easily identify which group has failed. for instance

Group 1 - Login

- Operation 1

- Operation 2

Group 2 - Navigate to particular screen

- Operation 1

- Operation 2


If operation 2 fails in group 1, then stop the current test and capture the error against the particular group i.e. Login process has failed. Hope this makes sense.




Frequent Contributor

Oh, I see what you mean.

Probably best to use Append Log Folder and Pop Log Folder for your groups, so in the logs you can see which section of the test it was in.


For test scripting I would use their script counterparts, or maybe aqTestCase.Begin() and aqTestCase.End()

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Hi Kanwar,


What about creation of the required sequence in the Execution Plan and setting required value for the On Error option ( ?

Does it help?


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Thanks for helping, Alex and tphillips!


@Kanwar Please let us know if the suggestions helped!

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