Applies to TestComplete 14.20, last modified on September 11, 2019

Description

The Link method posts a reference to a file or to any other source (say, a Web page) to the test log as an attachment to an informative message. The link to the file is displayed in the Link column of the Test Log panel.

Declaration

Log.Link(LinkMessageTextAdditionalInformationPriorityAttrFolderID)

Link [in]    Required    String    
MessageText [in]    Optional    Variant Default value: Empty string   
AdditionalInformation [in]    Optional    Variant Default value: Empty string   
Priority [in]    Optional    Integer Default value: pmNormal   
Attr [in]    Optional    A LogAttributes object Default value: Default attributes   
FolderID [in]    Optional    Integer Default value: -1   
Result None

Applies To

The method is applied to the following object:

Parameters

The method has the following parameters:

Link

The reference string to be posted to the test log. This text will be added to the Link column of the Test Log.

Note: You can specify the exact text you want to post to the test log or you can specify the name of an environment variable that stores this text. For this purpose, use the Log.Link("%ProgramFiles%\SmartBear\TestComplete 14\Bin\TestComplete.exe", "Test Link", , , , ) syntax.

MessageText

Message text. This text will be added to the Message column of the Test Log. MessageText can hold data of any OLE-compatible type. If it cannot be converted to text, its value is ignored.

The parameter does not support multiline text, that is, you cannot post multiline messages to the Message column. To post multiline text to your test log, use the AdditionalInformation parameter.

AdditionalInformation

Additional text to be displayed in the Details pane of the Test Log. AdditionalInformation can hold data of any type compatible with OLE. If it cannot be converted to text, its value is ignored.

The AdditionalInformation parameter can also hold HTML code. The test engine will compile the HTML page and display it in the Details pane. For more information, see Posting Messages to the Log.

Priority

Message priority. You can use any integer number or any of the following constants:

Constant Value Description
pmLowest 100 The lowest priority of the message.
pmLower 200 The message priority which is lower than normal.
pmNormal 300 The normal (default) priority of the message.
pmHigher 400 The message priority which is higher than normal.
pmHighest 500 The highest priority of the message.

Attr

The font and color settings that will be applied to the newly created link message in the log. They are represented by a LogAttributes object. If this parameter is omitted, default attributes will be applied.

FolderID

Identifier of the test log’s folder to which the message will be posted. To get this identifier, use the CreateFolder or AppendFolder method. If this parameter refers to a non-existent folder, is omitted or is set to -1 (the default value), the Link method will either post the message to the default folder of the test log or append it to the test log outside of any folder (if the default folder is not set). The default folder is the folder that is currently at the top of the folder stack, which is populated during the script run. To push a folder to or pop it out of this stack, use the PushLogFolder or the PopLogFolder method correspondingly.

Result Value

None.

Remarks

If the Log.CallStackSettings.EnableStackOnLink or Log.CallStackSettings.EnableStackOnFile property is True, then the test engine collects information about the execution sequence of tests that led to the call of the Log.Link method and displays this information in the Call Stack page of the test log. See Collecting Call Stack Information for Log Messages.

When you call the Log.Link method, the test engine generates the OnLogLink event.

When you post a link to a web page, specify the page's full URL, including the HTTP protocol, in the Link parameter, for example, http://www.smartbear.com. Otherwise, if you export the test log, the link can be exported incorrectly and the Link column of the corresponding link message will be empty in the exported test log.

Note: Links to resources of any protocol (for example, HTTPS, MAILTO and so on) can be posted to the test log. However, you can export links to resources of the HTTP protocol. Links to resources of other protocols will not be exported and the Link column of the corresponding link messages will be empty in the exported log.

Example

This code posts various kinds of links to the test log.

JavaScript, JScript

function Test()
{
  Log.Link("http://smartbear.com", "A web link");
  Log.Link("C:\\Windows\\notepad.exe", "A file link");
  Log.Link("ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/standards/RFC/rfc959.txt", "An FTP link");
  Log.Link("mailto:someone@example.com", "A mailto link");
}

Python

def Test():
  Log.Link("http://smartbear.com", "A web link")
  Log.Link("C:\\Windows\\notepad.exe", "A file link")
  Log.Link("ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/standards/RFC/rfc959.txt", "An FTP link")
  Log.Link("mailto:someone@example.com", "A mailto link")

VBScript

Sub Test
  Call Log.Link("http://smartbear.com", "A web link")
  Call Log.Link("C:\Windows\notepad.exe", "A file link")
  Call Log.Link("ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/standards/RFC/rfc959.txt", "An FTP link")
  Call Log.Link("mailto:someone@example.com", "A mailto link")
End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure Test;
begin
  Log.Link('http://smartbear.com', 'A web link');
  Log.Link('C:\Windows\notepad.exe', 'A file link');
  Log.Link('ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/standards/RFC/rfc959.txt', 'An FTP link');
  Log.Link('mailto:someone@example.com', 'A mailto link');
end;

C++Script, C#Script

function Test()
{
  Log.Link("http://smartbear.com", "A web link");
  Log.Link("C:\\Windows\\notepad.exe", "A file link");
  Log.Link("ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/standards/RFC/rfc959.txt", "An FTP link");
  Log.Link("mailto:someone@example.com", "A mailto link");
}

See Also

Test Results
Posting Messages, Images and Files to the Log
Log.LinkCount Property
Log.Error Method
Log.Message Method
Log.Warning Method
Log.Event Method
Log.Picture Method
Log.File Method
OnLogLink Event
LogAttributes Object
Exporting Test Results

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