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  1. Please add support for Perforce souce control

    Since Ranorex does not support Perforce source control it is very hard to merge the .rxrep and .rxtst files when multiple people are developing in parallel.

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  2. Upload the report automatically to the created Jira issue

    Since version 9.1.0, I started to use Jira integration, I use automatically issue handling.

    I'd like to see an option to upload the report to the created jira issue.

    6 votes
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  3. Allow linkage into Atlassian Jira, not just for bug submission

    We create and track requirements in Jira. We need a way to link a requirement issue to a Ranorex test to show coverage.

    2 votes
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    Thank you for your input.

    We always look for ways to make our Jira integration better. We will evaluate if and how such a way to link Ranorex tests with requirements would be possible.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

  4. "Bound variables:" tool-tip could show more valuable information

    Hello,

    the tool-tip (see screenshot) show more valuable quick info: like if it is bound to a local/gloabal parameter "rowNumber = lpRowNumner {1}" name of the parameter and the value, if bound to a data source "row Number = csv.Row Number" we see the name of the data column or something similar.

    Best,
    Marcel

    1 vote
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    Thank you for your input.

    With Ranorex 9.2 we will release the data binding pad. This new view will show a lot more information about the data binding, so your problem could already be solved with Ranorex 9.2. Please keep us updated.

    Best Regards,
    Thomas from the Ranorex Product Management Team

  5. Clone more than one data source at once

    When in "Manage Data Sources" there is a "Clone" button right on top of the popup. This button gets enabled when there is exactly one data source selected in the list box below. It would be quite useful if we could select more that one data source at once and click on "Clone" so that multiple data sources are cloned instead of clicking on each data source and then on "Clone" separately.
    This already works with the "Delete" button, so please extend functionality of this popup to make this work.

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    Thank you for your input.

    You are correct, this functionality would be handy in some cases and it doesn’t seem logical why it shouldn’t work.

    However, this is an edge case that probably not many users face. We might consider it in our data management update if it proves to be an easy fix.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

  6. Add port configuration to Ranorex Licenser Service

    I need the Ranorex Licenser Service to run on a different port than the default 7266. While it is possible to manually go to the Windows Services, stop the service, display properties for it, type in new port in the Start Parameters field and hit Start... this is often missed after rebooting the Server which runs this service. This causes automated runs to fail until it gets fixed... manually.

    It would be great if a port value could be set in the configuration for the service. It would be really helpful.

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    Thank you for your input.

    We have a work package in our backlog that will update the license manager tool. We haven’t decided when we will implement it yet, but I put this requirement to the list for this update.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

  7. Merge Ranorex reports together into one report.

    It would be nice to be able to merge 2 or more reports together into one. For example if you run two individual Test Suits on seperate virtual machines and then export the report into a folder then it would merge those together to form a single report.

    32 votes
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  8. Please improve the API documentation, e.g. with code examples

    The documentation of the Ranorex API is extremely minimalistic, making it very hard (if not impossible sometimes) to understand and use it. In my opinion, most explanations for classes, attributes and methods are so short that they provide no help at all. Information on how to work with the classes in context is missing. In rare cases you'll find some examples in the forum, but in general you're lost. Please take the trouble to really improve the API documentation. And/or offer some Advanced Training for automation engineers who want to learn the API. Thanks!

    129 votes
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    Thank you all for bringing this to our attention. This topic is currently the number one topic in our User Voice. We are aware that our API documentation is far from perfect, and we see the value in improving it ourselves.

    We are currently investigating the options we have for this API documentation. We are not sure yet about details like the format or the platform. Additionally, there are some parts of the API are not meant for public use and only enable Ranorex Studio to do specific things, etc.

    This means, we are aware of the issue and we are trying to figure out how to tackle this best.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

  9. Visual Studio plugin

    Many Ranorex users prefer to use the MS Visual Studio IDE because of it's power and familiarity for .NET coding. It would be nice if Ranorex would make a VS plugin that was capable of presenting the test suites, repos, and modules the same way that Ranorex Studio does. This would allow us to use whichever IDE we are most comfortable with.

    117 votes
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    Thank you for your input.

    What are the exact features that you would want to have? What should this plugin’s functionality be?

    The minimun requirement would probably be an easy-to-use repository in some way, but what would you need in addition to that?

    We would appreciate some feedback on this.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

  10. Multiple Test Suites and Test Sequence via command-line tools

    We've recently upgraded to Ranorex v8.2 after one of the new features - multiple Test Suites - caught my eye.

    I've integrated our Ranorex tests into our automated build system using the command-line tools. The "/testsuite|ts:[path to the test suite file]" switch lets us specify which test suite to execute, along with "/runconfig|rc:[configuration name]" to specify a run configuration.

    Is there a means of specifying a test sequence file (that facilitates the running of multiple test suites inside Ranorex Studio) to the command-line tools? While I can update our build system to execute the command-line multiple times for each test…

    4 votes
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  11. PDF Viewer for Testing

    PDF Testing with Ranorex doesn't work too good (only with Firefox it works most of the time but it's not guaranteed that it still will work with future Updates by Mozilla). For better robustness and testing, I recommend a Ranorex PDF Viewer/Testing Tool. With that Viewer/Tool it should be easy for Ranorex to identify all Elements in a PDF and decide whether to test graphics/image/design or text or both.

    4 votes
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    Thank you for your input.

    We consider Ranorex a GUI testing tool, not a file validation tool. However, since this request comes in pretty often, we will take a look at it. If there is an easy way for Ranorex to do that, we might consider it for a future release.

    Best Regards,
    Thomas from the Ranorex Product Management Team

  12. Conditions enhancement: option to exclude unfulfilled conditional sections from report

    Please consider adding an option to exclude unfulfilled conditional sections from report. For example, in my tests, I'm typically running just one section from let's say 5 or 10, but report still shows all these unfulfilled sections. They not only clutter the report with irrelevant sections (no matter they are grayed out) but they also make the report unnecessary big.

    37 votes
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    Thank you for your input.

    We are currently investigating a few improvements for the conditions feature.

    We still think that conditions should almost never be used in black box testing, but we see them as a tool that can and should be used in a few exceptions. Therefore we don’t want to build upon what we currently have to make it a full feature. However, we will consider a few Quality of Life improvements.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

  13. It is impossible to change report level for compatible jUnit report

    It should be possible to change report level for compatible jUnit report, because sometimes this file is too large, e.g. in my case it is about 500 MB.

    5 votes
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  14. Mobile Testing: Add a "clear cache" function to the Ranorex Browser (API included)

    Some tests just won't work if the cache can't be cleared, e.g. registering new users to a website. I don't want to be forced to clear the cache manually every time by using third party apps or non-trivial workarounds, so adding a "clear cache" function to the RxBrowser would be very helpful both on Android and iOS devices.

    9 votes
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  15. screenshot in path editor

    Hi,
    it is a well possibility to show the screenshot from a path or object in Path editor.
    Actually i switch between the tabs "Browser & Results" and Path Tab in order to see the picture from the specific path or Object.
    Thank you for realisation of this property in Ranorex Spy.

    2 votes
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  16. Reuse Testcases

    Make it possible to use a testcase more than once in a testsuite, just as it is possible to reuse a recording or code module. This would allow more modular use of testcases.

    127 votes
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    We are currently investigating the issue again. One thing that will not be possible is to only use “references” to a test case (like it works with modules), but the requirement for unique test case (and Smart Folder) names could be changed. We are considering this for Ranorex 9.3, we can’t make any promises yet, though.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

  17. Sorting repository items

    It would be nice to have the option to sort repository items. When adding additional items into the repository the ability to find items becomes more difficult. My naming convention is such that items are labeled to first identify where they are within the applications so when reviewing the repo items I could see if all the objects were captured and without being able to sort the Repo items this is more difficult to accomplish (having the search capability is great)

    46 votes
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    Thank you again for your input.

    We are currently closely investigating this is part of a larger change for the repository view.

    Basically, we have two options: Making sorting only on view level, or on data level. Both has advantages and disadvantages. If we only do it on view level, the changes through sorting won’t be persistent, if we do it on data level, they will be persistent. In the first case, a new element would automatically appear in the “correct” location, in the latter case it would appear at the bottom and in order to get the list sorted again, you would have to sort the list again. If it is only on view level, you can’t manually rearrange elements anymore, they would be sorted and that’s it.

    What behavior would you as a user expect or prefer?

    Best Regards,
    Thomas from the Ranorex Product Management Team

  18. Allow Variables as part of Validate action Match Value regex in Ranorex UI

    Often when validating e.g. confirmation messages e.g. "Username has done something" I have a need to make username a variable read from dataset or parameter. In that case Match Value in validate statement would look like "@varUsername has done something". Unfortunately this is not currently supported by Ranorex making validation of dynamic regex expressions containing variable part not possible unless you do it via User Code action.

    50 votes
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    Thank you again for your input.

    We have investigated this, and also created a working prototype. However, it required some weird hacks in the background, and also the usability (special syntax) felt weird. We decided to not ship this feature for now until we can come up with a solution that feels better.

    Best Regards,
    Thomas from the Ranorex Product Management Team

  19. Multiple DataSources For a Single Test

    Multiple Data Sources For a Single Test would allow a us to set a list of users in a single csv, a list of customers in anotehrs and a list of products in a third then combine them with all possible iterations over the set for exhaustive testing. Currently we have to nest test cases to get this functionality which junks up the test suite.

    32 votes
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    Thank you for your input.

    We have talked about this in the past before. The problem with multiple data sources for one test case is actually the way the iterations work and how the iterations over the test case should be handled. This could potentially get very confusing.

    However, we will evaluate if there is a solution that will both make sense and won’t be too confusing with the way iterations work with data connectors.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

  20. Make Module Groups expandable in Test Case view

    At the moment the only way to see what modules comprise a Module Group from Test Case view is to double click on it which would switch you to a Group View tab. This is not very handy if you want to review Group modules in context of a text case where that Group is used as you have to switch back and forth between Test Case and Grop View tabs multiple time.
    Please make Groups expandable in Test Case view the same way it is doe for [SETUP] and [TEARDOWN] special groups

    25 votes
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    Thank you for your input.

    We are currently looking into this. We see the need for this, since it is only a small usability issue it will probably not have a high priority for us. I can just promise that we won’t forget about it.

    Best Regards,
    The Ranorex Product Management Team

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