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AengusHeaney
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Power Apps Test Studio Feedback discussion thread

We recently launched the new Power Apps Test Studio to help you build end-to-end tests for your Canvas apps. You can read more about it in this blog post. As you use the tool, we’d love to hear your feedback, so we can prioritize the next set of improvements, any features that are missing, or any of the current behaviors that may not be ideal.What kinds of tests are you writing? Is there anything that is too hard to understand, and that we could make easier? This community post will be used to consolidate all feedback on the tool. You can also access this post directly from the "Provide Feedback" link in the Test Studio.

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Anonymous
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I ran through the tutorial to record a simple Test case using multiple browsers and the record button just doesn't seem to do anything. My app is simple, interacting with buttons, moving between screens, selecting items from drop down boxes, but nothing ever shows up under the Case heading in the left-hand pane.  See screenshots

 

Screenshot 1: Formula-Level Error Management is turned on

Screenshot 2: Click button on main menu to move to next screen, nothing displays under Case

Screenshot 3: Interact with a variety of controls, but nothing shows up under Case.

 

Any ideas on how to make this function properly?

@AengusHeaney We have a navigate() step then a step to press a button on the new page. When I play all the steps work until I get to the Navigate() step. It moves through the step as if it succeeded but the screen does not change and the next step fails saying the control must be on the current page. 

@John742 Thanks for the additional details. This is a bug which we have already fixed and it is currently rolling out. It will be in most regions by 2/5 and it will deploy to Americas region by 2/10. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

@Anonymous - can you confirm you are not using components (we do not support them yet). Also, as a matter of interest, if you publish your app from Canvas studio first and then try to re-record your tests, does that change the behaviour? 

Anonymous
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I can confirm that I am not using components.

I made a change to the app so it would allow saving and re-publishing, republished it, and that did not resolve the issue, so I closed the app, logged off, logged on, tried again, and now it is working.  It seems that the following steps were required to make it work for me:

1. Enable the Formula-level error management

2. Save

3. publish

4. close and log off

5. log in and re-open the app

6. begin recording

 

Thanks for your assistance.  I am sure the process will get better as development continues, but for now, the steps above seem to get me where I need to go.

RemiChambard2
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I have started playing around with Test Studio. As of now, I have encountered 2 issues :

 

- When launched, tests take a very loooooong time to execute :-). For example, my first 3 steps are only using Trace and Set (to set a variable) functions and it has been stuck on the third step for more than 10 minutes

- When the session expires (4 hours it seems to me as it is with Power Apps Studio), it doesn't "reauthenticate" itself (as Power Apps Studio does). So, if I have made a lot of adjustements to my Test Suite, I lost everything as I have to close Test Studio and open it again)

 

And one more question / remark : I was surprised that my application is republished each time I update a Test Suite. I was expecting the publishing of the App and the publishing of the Tests be two separate things.

Thx for confirming that resolved it @Anonymous . I've got a bug logged and we'll chase the issue down and get it fixed!. 

@RemiChambard2, the test steps should not take 10 mins to execute so its likely a communication error has happened. Does this continually repeat? Tests are saved and published with the app, and we need to run the test against the published app hence why the app also need to get published.  We do want to get to a point where you can play tests in "Preview" mode with no requirement to publish, but we have alot of plumbing to get this operational. It is on our roadmap but not the next immediate priority. Ack on the session expiration - we'll also look to improve this experience as we go along.  

Thanks @AengusHeaney for your reply.

 

Concerning my performance issue, I think I figured out what happen : Test Studio is a little shy when executing tests :-).

 

Explanation : when playing a test, the test stays stuck on the first step. However, if I switch to another tab of my browser (Edge Chromium DEV version), the test continues. But, if I go back to the Test Studio tab, it gets stuck again.

@RemiChambard2 this is exactly the behaviour I get! The tests won't advance until you click to another tab. I thought I was going crazy. 

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