QTP and Reporter Objects
Reporter Object is used for sending information to the test results. With the help of this object you can:
- >Report the status of test results (like pass, fail, warning)
- >Enable/Disable reporting of step(s) following the statement.
- >Retrieve the folder path in which the current test’s results are stored.
- >Retrieve the run status at the current point of the run session.
There are some very important methods and properties associated with it.
I think this is a very common method used with Reporter object. I am sure even if you have worked on QTP for a relatively short period, you would have come across this.
Reporter.ReportEvent EventStatus, ReportStepName, Details
where EventStatus can be:
0 or micPass: If this step runs test passes which is shown in test report.
1 or micFail: If this step runs test fails which is shown in test report.
2 or micDone: Used to send message to the test report and does not affect status of test.
3 or micWarning: Again, used to send warning message to the test report and does not affect status of test.
ReportStepName is name of step
Details are the user defined details for the given step.
Reporter.ReportEvent micPass, “Login Authorization”, “The user-defined step passed.”
I have mentioned this on my other post Some Useful Tips with QTP but would like to mention it again here since I get a lot of questions on this.
There can be situations where you don’t want the full status displayed on the test report. This property can be used to selectively filter the status of your tests.
Reporter.Filter = NewMode
where NewMode can be:
0 or rfEnableAll: This is the default mode. All reported events are displayed in the Test Results.
1 or rfEnableErrorsAndWarnings: Only those events with a warning or fail status are displayed in the Test Results.
2 or rfEnableErrorsOnly: Only those events with a fail status are displayed in the Test Results.
3 or rfDisableAll: All events in the Test Results are disabled.
This is used to get the path in which current test results are stored.
This is used to get the current status of the run session
if Reporter.RunStatus = 0 then flag=1;