Tips & Tricks: How to Add A Data File in App Crawler Test Run

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Dear Testdroiders,

As many of you know, App Crawler provides a fantastic way to smoke test your Android and iOS apps without need to write tests. This is extremely handy in case of smoke and compatibility testing across different devices. Now, I’d like to walk you through one example of how to add additional files/data to be used by your app. Take a look!


What is Testdroid App Crawler?

If you are new to Testdroid Cloud’s famous App Crawler, Testdroid App Crawler is an intelligent, embedded mechanism in our cloud infrastructure to instantly check application’s device compatibility. It will run on both Android and iOS – and frees users from writing and maintaining tests for their apps.

In a nutshell, App Crawler analyzes the application, it is even able to log in with the username and password given by developer, clicks through the application’s view hierarchy, records the performance data as the crawler progresses through each view, and takes screenshots along the way.

Just in few minutes you will get all feedback how your app works on different devices and how it looks. All screenshots will be shown to users within Screenshot section, wherein those logs, performance stats and more relevant information about the test run execution can be found.

How to Include Data in App Crawler Test Runs?

Follow these steps and the App Crawler will be running a test with your additional files in seconds:

1) Create a test run and in step #2 (2. Pick test type) select File (instead of App Crawler):

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2) Click 4. Advanced options and click Choose File. This will open you the file upload dialog and you can pick the .ZIP file to be uploaded for your test run.

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3) After the upload has been done (progress bar has reached 100%), you can click back to the step #2 (2. Pick test type) and change your run to be done with App Crawler. Now, when you start a test run the App Crawler will use uploaded additional data as part of the test execution.

That’s it! Just in case, here is how it gets done as a video – enjoy!