Adding statements to a Mobile or Web UI test script

You can add easily high-level statements to Mobile and Web UI tests, including transactions, loops, if-then conditional statements, and random selectors. A wizard is used to automatically split your test and insert a statement from the nodes selected in your test script, and then perform test refactoring.

Before you begin

Record a test from a mobile device or on desktop and edit the test script.

About this task

Mobile and Web UI actions can be played back on devices only if they are embedded in a Launch node or in an In application node in a test script. You cannot insert a statement into a Mobile or Web UI test script under a selected node. So, when you add a transaction, loop, if-then conditional statement or random selector statement to a test script, two containers are automatically created : an In application node and a node with the name of the statement. The selected steps are grouped under an In application node and embedded in the statement container. The actions in this node will be performed in the application during playback and the statements will be tested. Separate In application nodes are created to contain the test elements around the selected steps that should not be part of the loop, transaction, or other statement.
Note: When you run a test from the mobile client on mobile devices, it uses the same values that you used during recording. If you modify the test script and create a dataset or variable, or if you add a condition, a loop, custom code, references or add other statements, they are not taken into account by the mobile client at run time. To verify that the initial recorded values are substituted with variable data, you must initiate the test run from HCL OneTest™ UI.
Note: As in a Mobile or Web UI test, you can have several applications running at the same time. The In application node is used to determine which application is tested in the different test sequences, and it enables switching between applications in the test.


To add transaction, loop, if-then condition, or random selector statements to a test script:

  1. Select one or multiple steps in the test script, right-click or click the Option button, and then select Split Mobile or Web UI actions.
  2. Select Split and create container in the wizard and select a transaction, loop, if, or Random selector statement. Do one of the following steps to activate a dynamic view that is a sample of a test structure before and after refactoring:
    1. If the statement should apply to steps selected in one or more nodes in the test script, select Create containers for selected nodes only.
    2. If the statement should apply to all nodes of the test script, select Create containers for all group of nodes.
  3. Click Next to see the test refactoring wizard page. This page examines the changes to be performed as a result of the split and the insertion of a statement into the test script. You can clear the options if you do not want certain changes to be performed. Click Finish to perform refactoring.


A node is created in the test script for the if-then condition if-then condition, transaction transaction, random selector random selector, or loop loop statement and the In application nodes with the selected group of steps.

You can add the statements manually, to do this you must first split the test, then add the statements and move the objects manually in the test script. For details on the procedures, see Adding Test Elements.