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FAQ

Can multiple users work on the same test suites?

Yes, multiple users can easily work on the same test suites.

To grant a user access to your tests, just use the Collaborators functionality.

How can I run tests for a Web Application that is accessible only from my workplace?

The easiest way would be to whitelist our list of Secure Gateway IPs:

34.211.40.72

35.166.159.89

207.254.40.71

52.89.18.176

52.26.12.35

54.187.169.42

52.43.87.222

If your Web Application requires HTTP Basic Authentication, just add the username and password in the URL:

http://username:password@example.com

All the user agent strings from our cross-browser cloud infrastructure contain the string 'endtest' at the end.

The second option would be to Export the test, but you will be able to run it only on your local infrastructure.

The third option would be to go with our On-Premises version, which is part of our Enterprise Plan.

Do I need to add Waits for any steps?

No, there is no need to add any Waits, since our engine can automatically detect when to wait before executing a step.

We do offer you the flexibility to modify the Element Load Timeout and Page Load Timeout values for each test suite in the Advanced Settings section.

What kind of applications can I create tests for?

You can create and run tests for Web and Mobile Applications by using our platform.

I'm running a test for a Web Application and Endtest can't find an element. What can I do?

You can create and run tests for Web and Mobile Applications by using our platform.

Our engine is using Selenium to find the elements in a Web Application.

1. Use a different locator type.

For example, if you were using Class Name, you can try with XPath or CSS Selector.

2. Is the element included in an iframe?

In that case, you need to add a "Switch to iframe" action.

After you're done interacting with that element, you can return to the main context by adding a "Switch back to main" action.

3. Is the element covered by another element?

In order for Selenium to find and interact with an element, it must be visible. You can hide the element that is covering your target element by using an "Execute JavaScript" action.

4. Is the element located in a different browser tab?

You can easily switch by using the "Switch to next tab" and "Switch to previous tab" actions.

5. Make sure that your locator is unique.

If our engine finds more than one element with that locator, it will just go with the first one, which might not be the one you're interested in.

6. Try to identify what makes the element unique.

The element might have a certain attribute that has a certain value, you can write an XPath which locates the element by using that attribute, like this:

'//*[@my_attribute = 'the_value_from_my_attribute'] '

You can also write an XPath which locates the element by using only part of the value of the attribute:

'//*[contains(@my_attribute, 'a_part_of_the_value_from_my_attribute')]'

How do Self-Healing Tests work?

Whenever you run a test, our platform learns more about your application. If an element from your application is changed and the test gets broken, our engine will automatically fix the broken steps by updating the locators.

How do I get the ID, Name, XPath, Class Name and CSS Selector for the elements from the Web Application that I am testing?

You can easily get those from your web browser, for example, just use the Developer Tools or Browser Console.

Our engine for Web Tests is using Selenium, you can read more about finding elements with Selenium here.

How do I get the ID, Accessibility ID, Name, XPath, Class Name, Android UI Automator, iOS UI Automation for the elements from the Mobile Application that I am testing?

The easiest way to get those is by adding "Get Page Source" actions in your test.

Our engine for Mobile Tests is using Appium, you can read more about finding elements with Appium here.

Can I also create and run tests for Hybrid Mobile Applications with Endtest?

Yes. Hybrid Mobile Applications have two contexts, a native one and a web one.

You can easily switch between them with the "Switch to Context" action.

If you will add a "Get Page Source" action, you will get different page sources, depending on the context in which you currently are.

How do I get the Download URL for my APK or IPA file?

In order to install your mobile application on a device, we need to download it from a Download URL.

You can upload your APK or IPA file in the Drive section.

You can also upload your APK or IPA file on a server or an AWS S3 bucket.

The URL must have the file name and the file extension at the end and the file (app) must be downloaded automatically, without any prompts or confirmations.

Take our APK Download URL for the WIkipedia Android App as an example:

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/endtest-tests/WikipediaSample.apk

What can I do if the Web Application that I am testing is using a reCAPTCHA system?

The reCAPTCHA system has been specifically designed to establish that a computer user is human, in order to protect websites from bots.

It cannot be tricked by any script.

The only solution in this case is to add a special condition in the code from your Web Application that will disable the reCAPTCHA system when the traffic comes from Endtest.

All the user agent strings from our cross-browser cloud infrastructure contain the string 'endtest' at the end.

All the traffic that comes from Endtest comes through our list of Secure Gateway IPs:

34.211.40.72

35.166.159.89

207.254.40.71

52.89.18.176

52.26.12.35

54.187.169.42

52.43.87.222

Can I test browser extensions with Endtest?

Yes, but our team needs to approve those extensions.

You can write to us for more details.