February Product Update: Web Services Testing, Salesforce CPQ Testing, New Reporting Options

We work hard to improve the functionality and usability of our test automation for Salesforce. Our engineering team is constantly working on new features and we regularly deliver new versions, but we wanted to provide a recap of the latest enhancements, summarizing the big and small things we delivered to improve your experience with Provar. Since this is our first, here’s a bumper edition, including the top features from February and January.

Web Services Testing

What is it?
Web Services are a mode of communication for exchanging data between two applications irrespective of their underlying architecture. They have two protocols, SOAP and REST. Provar used to support Web Services testing in Salesforce but not externally, but now we do both.

Why should I care?
Web Services testing has many stages of activity: defining the WSDL file (if applicable), determining XML request and response formats, then testing the sending of the request and validating the response that comes back. Provar simplifies this by storing the key Web Service information as a REST or SOAP Connection that can be invoked centrally for all your requests. You can then use our drag-and-drop API Palette to perform your requests and validate the results. Learn more

Salesforce CPQ Testing

What is it?
Salesforce CPQ (formerly Steelbrick) is a Configure-Price-Quote solution built on Salesforce.

Why should I care?
Salesforce CPQ has various elements that can be challenging to test using code, such as specialized field locators, complex tabs and tables and quote line editor drawers. Provar removes this complexity as it recognizes the elements automatically. Learn more

New Reporting Options

What is it?
Getting clean and clear reports is one of the most important parts of running your test suite. This month we’ve added two new reporting options to let you change the size of the screenshots in your Test Run reports and include or hide details of the folders in which your tests are stored.

Why should I care?
One key benefit of a good test suite is in producing reports that can be understood quickly and easily by your stakeholders. This is where small improvements can make a big impact. Changing screenshot size is useful because you might want large screenshots to help show details such as field values. Alternatively you might want smaller thumbnails that take up less space.

Equally, if you store your tests in a complex folder structure, it might be useful to hide the full file hierarchy in the run report. Removing this information can make the report summary a lot easier to read. Learn more

Here’s a report summary with the file path hierarchy:

Here’s the same report without it:

Customers have access to all these features already. If you’re not a customer, get in touch to learn more about how your team could benefit from Provar’s test automation for Salesforce.

We’d love to hear what you think of the new features. Please share your thoughts on Twitter or drop us a line below!

Want to know more?

Since we published this blog, we’ve also recorded a webinar where we demo the new features mentioned in this blog as well as lots of others, including BDD, a new reporting app, Skuid support and more. Watch the What’s New Webinar recording now.