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Remote Test Execution via CommandLine

Since Ranorex 6.0 it's possible to do Remote Tests with Ranorex Agents. Starting of such tests is only possible with Ranorex Studio. It would be great to start these tests via CommandLine.

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    Andrea Höllwirth shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  AdminRanorex (Admin, Ranorex) responded  · 

    We’re happy to announce that this feature is in the pipeline for one of the next releases. Updates will be posted here.

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      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Please support this for Cloud and CLI based CI solutions like AppVeyor!

        Also supporting true floating licenses(per build)

      • James commented  · 

        Use Jenkins, I don't know any of the Ranorex pros that use the agent tbh.

      • Benamar commented  · 

        This will be very useful, it's strange that Ranorex make posible to use variuos endpoints and its owned remote agent is not "callable"

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This would be very useful!

      • Kevin Neumann commented  · 

        It's just an idea for all who could implement this in their network.

        Before we've used Jenkins (only) for scheduled test execution, I run very well with Microsoft's SysInternals: PsExec.. Maybe you could give it a try ;-)

      • Klaus Krueger commented  · 

        This is a must and we can focus on automation, not fighting with IT to get more access to certain test environments!

      • James commented  · 

        Hey guys use jenkins + the ranorex plugin, or just fire the command line from jenkins. Jenkins is free, flexible, open source and you will fine works much better than any of the ranorex agent stuff.

      • Jordan Scandlyn commented  · 

        I built a batch file that opens the latest folder of tests that have been unzipped by the remote agent computer. I then set up a task schedule to open that .bat file every hour if the test isn't running. The .bat file executed the exe inside the most recent folder. Contact me directly if you need help getting this working, I think it could save you a little time deploying tests and allows for continuous testing overnight. jordanscandlyn@gmail.com

      • chanrobe commented  · 

        I agree. We have a serious need for this functionality. We want to trigger tests remotely utilizing Ranorex Agents to fully automate our workflow. Having to utilize Ranorex Studio to trigger these tests is a serious limitation.

      • Darwin Steckelberg commented  · 

        Agreed--we want our tests scheduled and not triggered only on a CI system as we have multiple environments and configurations to test on. This would be a big help!

      • Aishvarya commented  · 

        Hi, can you give us timeline on this?

        We are working towards adding our desktop applications tests in CI.
        I have automated tests written in ranorex that I want to run on a remote machine. Currently I can do it using the Ranorex agent but I have to do it manually and cannot schedule them.
        I do have a jenkins server but I do not want to have all the installations there. I want to trigger tests from jenkins but those tests should be run on a dedicated ranorex test machine which will have the agent installed.

        Is there a way I can achieve this through CLI? I know I can run ranorex tests from CLI but how do I pass in the agent name in the CLI param?
        Or maybe using some API?

      • Oleg commented  · 

        Launching tests on remote agents via command line is probably the only thing stopping us at the moment from purchasing Ranorex licenses. Please do consider adding it!!!

      • amina commented  · 

        I would like to launch the agent from Jenkins but without a windows command this is not possible.

        It will be very interesting if this feature is available.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This feature request should get more support. It would be a huge upgrade to Ranorex if we can finally run remote tests with agents via CLI.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I agree: Without such a command line feature the Ranorex Agent has only a low value!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This is really important for us too

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        without this feature tool is incomplete

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        This is a must feature. Requesting to implement soon as command line is must for execution.

      • Venkatesh R Hegde commented  · 

        I believe this is an important step in the right direction. Rather than having a human press a button in the studio, We would be able to schedule CI runs via command line. This would be a great feature addition.

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