# Gondola Test Designer

# Introduction

The Gondola Test Designer allows you to easily write and edit Action Based Testing (ABT) test.

We'll discuss some basic Action Based Testing concepts in this section.

# Default ABT Template

When you create an ABT test, the default template will be shown in the Gondola Test Designer.

  • Test Configuration is a section for:
    • Tests' Initial and Final Methods
    • The Suite's Initial and Final Methods
    • Other Settings
  • Test Cases:
    • Test cases
    • Automation keywords

# ABT Test Items

# Test Module

In an ABT project, a Test Module is represented by a test file.
ABT Test Module

  • A Test Module has at least one Test Case but usually more.
  • The name of the file is the name of the Test Module
  • Test Modules can be found under the src/tests folder of a project. This sample project will make it clearer.
  • Test files are TypeScript files that can be edited in GTD or as a normal .ts files in VSCode.

# Test Configuration Keywords

In GTD you can use the following Keywords to organize your test module:

  • Test Initial: defines a set of actions that will be executed before each test case begins.
  • Test Final: defines a set of actions that will be executed after each test case ends.
  • Suite Initial: defines a set of actions that will be executed before the test module begins
  • Suite Final: defines a set of actions that will be executed after the test module ends.

# Test Cases

In an ABT project, there is at least one Test Case in a Test Module.

  • In GTD, you can create a new test case by entering the keyword Test Case in any cell on the first column under the TEST CASES section.
  • You should enter a value for Test Case description. If your test case is untitled, it may be difficult to find in a report.
  • All test steps and action lines below a Test Case belong to that test case until another Test Case is defined. In other words, an test case is a block which contains keywords for steps and actions. Test Case Example

# Built-In Actions

Gondola built-in actions allow you to perform a myriad of functions to test your application. They include actions like click, enter, and getJSONValue For a list of Built-In Actions refer to the Gondola API. There is an extended set of actions for mobile applications like tap and swipe. Please go to this page for supported mobile built-in actions.

# User-defined Methods

User can create new methods (or action) based on built-in actions by using Page Object Model. Please read this article for more information on Page Object.

# Automation Scripting

In order to implement an automation script, you have to use executable keywords. It's usually matched with the step belows to implement an automation script:

  1. If there is no blank action line, add a new one.
  2. Input the keyword in any cell of the first column and hit Enter
  3. Gondola will automatically display the parameter(s) for that keyword in the next cells
  4. Enter a value for the parameter


  • Executable Keywords are:
  • If a keyword is executable, the "predictive text" feature will work.

# Statements

When using statements in a Test Case, use one of following keywords:

  • If: to open an If block and specify a condition
  • Else: a block of code to be run, when the first condition is false
  • While: to open a While block and specify a condition

# Variables

Variables declared in the Test Configuration Section are available to all of the Test Cases in the Test Module i.e. Global Variable.

Variables declared inside a Test Case are only available to that Test Case i.e. Local Variable.

If the variables are in a Test Configuration Keyword section they are Local to that section even if declared under the Test Configurations section.

Variables are set using the following syntax [set variable] [<name of variable>] [<value of variable>] [<type of variable>]

Following steps are used to create a variable:

  1. If there is a blank line, create one.
  2. Type set variable in the cell on the first column
  3. Type the variable's name in the next cell
  • Variable names can contain alphabets and numeric digits.
  • They cannot contain spaces and special characters, except the underscore (_) and the dollar ($) sign.
  • Variable names cannot begin with a digit.
  1. Type the variable's value in the third cell
  2. Type the variable's type in the fourth cell
  • GTD suports 4 basic types which are string, number, bool and any.
  • If the variable type cell is blank (or filled with any), the type will be any and the variable's value will be treated as a string and you have to add $ before the value if you want the value is a number or boolean value (true or false)

For example:
Setting a variable

To use a variable in an action line use $ as an indicator
Using a variable

Last Updated: 12/28/2020, 4:12:58 AM