Bat file execution not working anymore since version 7?

Dear people,

I have just upgraded from version 6.3.3 to version 7.x and now my batch script isn’t working any more.
Why is this not backward compatible?

Even if I generate the cmd in Katalon Studio, it does not work.
I have now in a .bat file:

@echo on
katalon -noSplash -runMode=console -projectPath=“G:\Katalon_projects\Katalon Workshop\FO ACC.prj” -retry=3 -retryFailedTestCases=false -testSuitePath=“Test Suites/Katalon Test Suite” -executionProfile=“default” -browserType=“Firefox” -apiKey=“10feb715-6495-4972-9ad4-68875b2dd08c”
exit /b

When I execute this, I see the Katalon logo but after that the script stops and I get a message in cmd that katalon is not recognized as an internal or external command.

Please advise how to fix this.

Kind regards,


since 7.x need to use KRE Katalon Runtime Engine to run by cmd
should execute
katalonc -noSplash …

Hi Timo,
Thanx for your reply. And for the validation to be able to run the KRE we need to uopgrade to the paid version?


not sure, check from Katalon pages