Katalon studio general question

Hi,

I am new to this tool and currently exploring its features. I have some questions that needs to be addressed before we make a decision on purchasing this tool.

  1. Is there a way to restrict data shared from my local machine to the cloud? I believe some of the data are shared by Katalon studio to my cloud profile. We would like to have all data in-premise

  2. I have used the web recorder feature in Katalon studio to capture my actions and generate test cases. Is there a way to capture API responses as well while I move through my application pages?

  3. Is there any restrictions in installing Enterprise Studio version in VDI machine?

  4. I have a question about running my test suite from CLI. Is there a way to run test suites by passing input parameters to it. For example, in my case I would like to pass the URL as a parameter. The test suite in turn should pass that parameter to the test cases. I am just trying to re-use my test cases by passing different parameter values to it.

Thanks!

Hi @sreekumar.ashokan,

  1. Is there a way to restrict data shared from my local machine to the cloud? I believe some of the data are shared by Katalon studio to my cloud profile. We would like to have all data in-premise

For the term “the cloud”, “my cloud profile”. Where do you mean? Is it Katalon TestOps (https://analytics.katalon.com/ aka https://testops.katalon.io/)?

  1. I have used the web recorder feature in Katalon studio to capture my actions and generate test cases. Is there a way to capture API responses as well while I move through my application pages?

To capture API response when browsing web app, Katalon Web Recorder does not provide this feature at this moment. But you can do this via the Script mode by using the Chrome DevTools Protocol Integration plugin to intercept/capture network requests. You can take a look at this sample project: https://github.com/katalon-studio-samples/katalon-studio-chrome-devtools-protocol-plugin-samples

  1. Is there any restrictions in installing Enterprise Studio version in VDI machine?

There is no restriction here but it will cost 1 Katalon Studio Enterprise license per a instance.

  1. I have a question about running my test suite from CLI. Is there a way to run test suites by passing input parameters to it. For example, in my case I would like to pass the URL as a parameter. The test suite in turn should pass that parameter to the test cases. I am just trying to re-use my test cases by passing different parameter values to it.

You can assign a Global Variable to the URL (https://docs.katalon.com/katalon-studio/docs/execution-profile-v54.html#define-a-global-variable) and pass the global variable value via katalonc command.
Eg: In script mode:

WebUI.openBrowser(GlobalVariable.url)

In katalonc command:

katalonc ... -g_url="mycompany.com"

References: https://docs.katalon.com/katalon-studio/docs/console-mode-execution.html