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Parallel.RunMobileTests Method

Applies to TestComplete 15.10, last modified on December 07, 2021

Description

In TestComplete, you can create automated tests for mobile applications running on devices managed either by BitBar or by a private Appium server. You can run such tests in parallel by using the Parallel object.

Use the Parallel.RunMobileTests method to run one or several mobile tests on the specified mobile devices in parallel. The method will run each of the specified tests on each of the specified devices.

Requirements

To run mobile tests in parallel, make sure that all requirements are met:

Running Mobile Tests in Parallel - Requirements

Declaration

Parallel.RunMobileTests(Tests, Capabilities, ServerURL, TestTimeOut, InstanceCount)

Tests [in]    Required    Array of strings    
Capabilities [in]    Required    Array of JSON objects or strings    
ServerURL [in]    Required    String    
TestTimeOut [in]    Optional    Integer Default value: 0   
InstanceCount [in]    Optional    Integer Default value: 0   
Result None

Applies To

The method is applied to the following object:

Parameters

The method has the following parameters:

Tests

The list of tests you want to run in parallel. It can be script routines, keyword tests, and BDD scenarios. The tests must belong to the same project from which you run the method.

You can specify tests either by their full name or by tags.

The full name includes the name of the collection to which the test belongs, and the test name separated by the pipe character. For script tests, the full name also includes the name of the unit.

To run tests that match a tag, specify the tag name in the @tag_name format.

Example

Capabilities

An array of JSON objects or an array of string values that describe testing sessions you want to open on target mobile devices. See Connecting to Mobile Devices and Opening Testing Sessions.

ServerURL

Specifies the URL of the server that manages the target mobile devices. It can be either the BitBar hub or a private Appium server running on your local computer or on a remote computer in your local network.

TestTimeOut

The number of minutes that TestComplete waits for the test run to finish. If the test run time exceeds the specified timeout, TestComplete will stop the test run and report an error to the test log.

If the value is 0 (default value), the wait time is not limited.

InstanceCount

The maximum number of tests that you want to execute simultaneously during the test run.

Result Value

None.

Example

The sample code below shows how to use the Parallel.RunMobileTests method to run mobile tests on several mobile devices managed by BitBar.

JavaScript, JScript

function Main_RunMobileTests_Parallel()
{
  var capabilities = [
    {
    "automationName": "UiAutomator2",
    "bitbar_app": "123",
    "bitbar_device": "Google Pixel 3a Android 10",
    "bitbar_findDevice": "false",
    "bitbar_target": "android",
    "deviceName": "Android Phone",
    "newCommandTimeout": "600",
    "platformName": "ANDROID"
    },
    {
    "automationName": "UiAutomator2",
    "bitbar_app": "123",
    "bitbar_device": "LG Google Nexus 5 6.0.1",
    "bitbar_findDevice": "false",
    "bitbar_target": "android",
    "deviceName": "Android Phone",
    "newCommandTimeout": "600",
    "platformName": "ANDROID"
    }
  ];

  var server = "https://appium.bitbar.com/wd/hub/";
  var tests = ['Script|Unit1|MyTest1', 'Script|Unit1|MyTest2'];

  Parallel.RunMobileTests(tests, capabilities, server);

}

function MyTest1()
{
  var device = Mobile.Device();

  device.FindElementByXPath("//*[@text=\"Samuel Clemens\"]").Touch();
  device.FindElementById("smartbear.example.orders:id/editButton").Touch();

  // …
}
function MyTest2()
{
  var device = Mobile.Device();

  device.FindElementByXPath("//*[@text=\"Clare Jefferson\"]").Touch();
  device.FindElementById("smartbear.example.orders:id/editButton").Touch();

  // …
}

Python

def Main_RunMobileTests_Parallel():
  capabilities = [
    {
    "automationName": "UiAutomator2",
    "bitbar_app": "123",
    "bitbar_device": "Google Pixel 3a Android 10",
    "bitbar_findDevice": "false",
    "bitbar_target": "android",
    "deviceName": "Android Phone",
    "newCommandTimeout": "600",
    "platformName": "ANDROID"
    },
    {
    "automationName": "UiAutomator2",
    "bitbar_app": "123",
    "bitbar_device": "LG Google Nexus 5 6.0.1",
    "bitbar_findDevice": "false",
    "bitbar_target": "android",
    "deviceName": "Android Phone",
    "newCommandTimeout": "600",
    "platformName": "ANDROID"
    }
  ]

  server = "https://appium.bitbar.com/wd/hub/"
  tests = ['Script|Unit1|MyTest1', 'Script|Unit1|MyTest2']

  Parallel.RunMobileTests(tests, capabilities, server)

def MyTest1():
  device = Mobile.Device()

  device.FindElementByXPath("//*[@text=\"Samuel Clemens\"]").Touch()
  device.FindElementById("smartbear.example.orders:id/editButton").Touch()

  # …
def MyTest2():
  device = Mobile.Device()

  device.FindElementByXPath("//*[@text=\"Clare Jefferson\"]").Touch()
  device.FindElementById("smartbear.example.orders:id/editButton").Touch()

  # …
}

VBScript

Sub Main
  Dim capabilities : capabilities = Array(_
      "{""automationName"": ""UiAutomator2"", ""bitbar_app"": ""123"", ""bitbar_device"": ""Google Pixel 3a Android 10"", ""bitbar_findDevice"": ""false"", ""bitbar_target"": ""android"", ""deviceName"": ""Android Phone"", ""newCommandTimeout"": ""600"", ""platformName"": ""ANDROID""}",_
      "{""automationName"": ""UiAutomator2"", ""bitbar_app"": ""123"", ""bitbar_device"": ""LG Google Nexus 5 6.0.1"", ""bitbar_findDevice"": ""false"", ""bitbar_target"": ""android"", ""deviceName"": ""Android Phone"", ""newCommandTimeout"": ""600"", ""platformName"": ""ANDROID""}")

  server = "https://appium.bitbar.com/wd/hub/"
  Dim tests : tests = Array("Script|Unit1|MyTest1", "Script|Unit1|MyTest2")
  Call Parallel.RunMobileTests(tests, capabilities, server)

End Sub

Sub MyTest1()
  Set device = Mobile.Device()

  device.FindElementByXPath("//*[@text=\"Samuel Clemens\"]").Touch
  device.FindElementById("smartbear.example.orders:id/editButton").Touch

  ' …
End Sub

Sub MyTest2()
  Set device = Mobile.Device

  device.FindElementByXPath("//*[@text=\"Clare Jefferson\"]").Touch
  device.FindElementById("smartbear.example.orders:id/editButton").Touch

  ' …
End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure MyTest1();
var device;
begin
  device := Mobile.Device();

  device.FindElementByXPath('//*[@text=\"Samuel Clemens\"]').Touch();
  device.FindElementById('smartbear.example.orders:id/editButton').Touch();

  // …
end;

procedure MyTest2();
var device;
bbegin
   device := Mobile.Device();

  device.FindElementByXPath('//*[@text=\"Clare Jefferson\"]').Touch();
  device.FindElementById('smartbear.example.orders:id/editButton').Touch();

  // …
end;

procedure Main_RunMobileTests_Parallel();
var capabilities : Array[0..1];
var server;
var tests : Array[0..1];
begin
  capabilities[0] := '{"automationName": "UiAutomator2", "bitbar_app": "123", "bitbar_device": "Google Pixel 3a Android 10", "bitbar_findDevice": "false", "bitbar_target": "android", "deviceName": "Android Phone", "newCommandTimeout": "600", "platformName": "ANDROID"}';
  capabilities[1] := '{"automationName": "UiAutomator2", "bitbar_app": "123", "bitbar_device": "LG Google Nexus 5 6.0.1", "bitbar_findDevice": "false", "bitbar_target": "android", "deviceName": "Android Phone", "newCommandTimeout": "600", "platformName": "ANDROID"}';

  server := 'https://appium.bitbar.com/wd/hub/';
  tests[0] := 'Script|Unit1|MyTest1';
  tests[1] := 'Script|Unit1|MyTest2';

  Parallel.RunMobileTests(tests, capabilities, server);

end;

C++Script, C#Script

function Main_RunMobileTests_Parallel()
{
  var capabilities = [
    '{"automationName": "UiAutomator2", "bitbar_app": "123", "bitbar_device": "Google Pixel 3a Android 10", "bitbar_findDevice": "false", "bitbar_target": "android", "deviceName": "Android Phone", "newCommandTimeout": "600", "platformName": "ANDROID"}',
    '{"automationName": "UiAutomator2", "bitbar_app": "123", "bitbar_device": "LG Google Nexus 5 6.0.1", "bitbar_findDevice": "false", "bitbar_target": "android", "deviceName": "Android Phone", "newCommandTimeout": "600", "platformName": "ANDROID"}'
  ];

  var server = "https://appium.bitbar.com/wd/hub/";
  var tests = ['Script|Unit1|MyTest1', 'Script|Unit1|MyTest2'];

  Parallel["RunMobileTests"](tests, capabilities, server);

}

function MyTest1()
{
  var device = Mobile["Device"]();

  device["FindElementByXPath"]("//*[@text=\"Samuel Clemens\"]")["Touch"]();
  device["FindElementById"]("smartbear.example.orders:id/editButton")["Touch"]();

  // ...
}

function MyTest2()
{
  var device = Mobile["Device"]();

  device["FindElementByXPath"]("//*[@text=\"Clare Jefferson\"]").Touch();
  device["FindElementById"]("smartbear.example.orders:id/editButton").Touch();

  // ...
}

See Also

Parallel Object
RunTests Method
Running Mobile Tests in Parallel

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