Groovy kept throwing Groovy:unable to resolve class com.kms.katalon.* warnings on Gitlab-CI log

I got a ton of warnings shown on Gitlab-CI when the runner was running. The messages were in the form of ‘Groovy:unable to resolve class com.kms.katalon.*’. For example,

Groovy:unable to resolve class com.kms.katalon.core.annotation.Keyword
Groovy:unable to resolve class com.kms.katalon.core.testobject.ObjectRepository
Groovy:unable to resolve class
Groovy:unable to resolve class com.kms.katalon.core.model.FailureHandling
Groovy:unable to resolve class com.kms.katalon.core.testdata.TestDataFactory
Groovy:unable to resolve class com.kms.katalon.core.testobject.TestObject

To be more specific, it resolved nothing but the tests could still be executed successfully. I am guessing that the problem lies in some files I didn’t push to the gitlab repo. In that case, what files should be included in the .gitignore file? Here is mine:


Many thanks in advance.


I am having the same issue while trying to run the tests on a Docker container. Can someone please provide a solution so that these stop appearing.

The test suites do eventually run, but I want to know how these can be prevented.

Version 7.1.1 claims:


Bug: Cannot execute test scripts having import paths containing wildcard character ( * ).


Which version of KS is running in your docker container? Probably there runs KS of older version.

According to, the latest docker image distributed in the Docker Hub is newer than the version 7.2.1. So the problem of Star import (*) should not happen with it.

I have tried t use 6.3.3 and also used the latest version and I am getting the same result.
When I am trying to run my Katalon Tests on multiple containers, they seem to stop working after generating these warnings randomly. I have no idea why that is happening


I guess in your script you have a line as this:

import com.kms.katalon.*

By Java/Groovy language definition, import com.kms.katalon.* tries to import classes that belong to the com.kms.katalon package only. Star import does NOT function recursively to “sub-packages”. In fact, in Java/Groovy, there is no “sub-packages” concept defined. Doubt it? See other resources for example:

So, you need to write full package names one by one:

import com.kms.katalon.core.annotation.*
import com.kms.katalon.core.testobject.*
import com.kms.katalon.core.model.*
import com.kms.katalon.core.testdata.*

Katalon API has many packages; so I need to write many import com.kms.katalon.core.XXXXX.* statements. Star import statements do not help shortening the code very much.

Personally I never use Star imports in Katalon TestCases.

The “Organize Imports” feature of Eclise editor by Ctrl+Shift+O is far more helpful for me.