List and Table Testing


Provar handles lists and tables in much the same way. For all standard Salesforce elements, such as list views and related lists, Provar will automatically recognize the element as a table and will map it accordingly.

Once mapped, Provar provides two methods of locating information in tables. The first is a WHERE option, which lets you search for a specific record based on defined criteria (e.g. a Case where Case Number = 00001544). The second is a ROW NUMBER option, which lets you select a record based on its row position in the table (e.g. a Case which is result number 1, the first row in a list). See below for examples of both in use.

Testing in a list view

Navigate to the list view and open it:

Note that your column headers and row details may differ from the screenshot above.

Right-click on the hyperlinked Name/Number of one of rows in the list (in this example, the Case Number of a Case) and select ‘Add to Test Case’:

When the Test Builder loads this Test Step it will look something like this:

Note that the list view has detected automatically.

Note that it is not necessary to add Test Steps to navigate to this list view. Provar will navigate there automatically, in the same way that it can navigate to Tabs. By default, however, this auto-navigation only applies to the first screen of a Test Case. Navigations to later screens are assumed to be driven through the Test Steps, unless specified otherwise.

Locating Rows in a list view with ROW NUMBER

In the Test Builder there are two types of row location: this first option is the WHERE option, where a record is located by defined criteria. In the example above, the WHERE has been populated automatically based on the row mapped.

The other option is to use ROW NUMBER to locate a record based on its position in the list.

In Test Builder on the draft Test Step, click the ‘Where’ option to toggle it to ‘Row Number’:

After selecting ‘Row Number’, the Row Locator section will be reduced to a single line, with ‘1’ prefilled:

This means that the first record in the list view will be selected. Amend this as preferred then click ‘Add & Do’.

Locating Rows in a related list with WHERE

This examples shows locating a specific record in a related list using a WHERE clause.

Navigate to the related list (in this example, the Activity History on a Case).

Right-click on a hyperlinked record Name/Number and click ‘Add to Test Case’:

The Test Builder will add a draft Test Step such as this one:

Note that the Test Builder has prefilled the WHERE instruction with information from the cell mapped (in this example, the Activity Subject field). This can be overwritten with any search term. Note that a combination of search terms could also be used.

Add your own search term(s) then click ‘Add & Do’.

Note that a variable can also be used as a search term.

In this example, the WHERE will use an ActivitySubject Variable whose value was set earlier in the test.

To set a variable, click ‘Add’ instead of ‘Add & Do’, then navigate back to Provar Desktop:

On the With Row, find the Row Locator field and replace the static search term with a variable:

Then click ‘Save’ to complete the Test Case.

You can then navigate back to the Test Builder to test this final step, or re-run the Test Case from the beginning.

If you have added the Variable successfully, the Test Step will navigate you to the record detail page of the Activity you just created.

List View Pagination

When searching for a record using a WHERE clause in a list view, it is recommended to use Provar’s ‘Auto Paginate’ option to search through all the results. This instructs Provar to page through the list view results automatically until a record matching the criteria is found.

You will find ‘Auto Paginate’ on your With Row Test Step, under Options:


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