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Creating Custom Keyword

In addition to the built-in keywords, users can define custom keywords to extend the capability of Katalon Studio. Once created, custom keywords can be used in test cases just like other built-in keywords. This feature allows users to expand keywords and reuse them across projects.
Create a Package
A package allows you to group custom keywords into a specific category, making keywords easier to search and use.
1. Select File > New > Package from the main menu to open the New Keyword Packagedialog. Enter the name for your package and click OK
.How to create a custom keyword
 2. A new package is created under Keywords of Katalon Studio accordingly.
Keywords of Katalon Studio
 Create a Custom Keyword
1. Select File > New > Keyword from the main menu to open the New Keyword dialog. Enter the name for your keyword and select a package for the keyword. Click OK.
New Keyword dialog
 2. A new keyword is created under the specified package accordingly.
new keyword is created
 3. Enter the following block of code in your class to define a custom keyword in Java/Groovy:
 where:

Item
Description
@Keyword
The annotation to indicate that the block of code below is the definition of a keyword.
keywordName
The name that you would like to use for your custom keyword
parameters
The list of parameters that would be used in the custom keyword

 For example:
Define a custom keyword in Java/Groovy
 4. Save the Keyword file when you’re done.
 Custom keywords in Manual view
Follow the steps below to use your defined custom keywords in the Manual view of a test case:
1Open a test case in Manual view, then add Custom Keyword in script from the command toolbar.
add Custom Keyword in Manual Vie
 2. A new test step is added with a list of all defined custom keywords. Select your recently created keyword here.
defined custom keywords
 Custom keywords in Scripting view
Follow the steps below to use your defined custom keywords in the Scripting view of a test case:
  • The Class CustomKeywords allows you to access all custom keywords. Enter the following syntax into the script editor:
CustomKeywords.
  • The Content Assist function will be invoked immediately after you type the dot character. Content Assist provides context-sensitive suggestions for code completion. Therefore, all the custom keywords defined in your test project will be displayed as below:
Content Assist function
  •     Select the recently created keyword and provide all parameters as required.
The following API docs provide details on the functions used to work with custom keywords:

Class
Method
Description
Driver Factory
https://goo.gl/PN8Z8a
getWebDriver()
https://goo.gl/fS5Gri
Get the currently active web driver.
Test Object
https://goo.gl/bwj3if

addProperty(String name, ConditionType condition, String value)
https://goo.gl/bfrzi9
Add a new property to a test object
setProperties(List properties) 
Set properties of a test object
getObjectId()
https://goo.gl/yHXaTb
Get object ID.
findPropertyValue(String name, boolean caseSensitive)
https://goo.gl/rTf9kg
Find the value of a property using its name
Keyword Util
https://goo.gl/qWV4x1
logInfo(String message)
https://goo.gl/MoAmx3
Log message
markError(String message)
https://goo.gl/wf9yYf
Mark a keyword as an error
markErrorAndStop(String message)
https://goo.gl/pbp5zj
Mark a keyword as an error and stop execution
markFailed(String message)
https://goo.gl/N3Zmff
Mark a keyword as failed and continue execution
markFailedAndStop(String message)
https://goo.gl/DCGh6z
Mark a keyword as failed and stop execution
markPassed(String message)
https://goo.gl/1JsRJH
Mark a keyword as passed
markWarning(String message)
https://goo.gl/VFBTov
Mark a keyword as warning


 

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