Katalon Studio Preferences

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://docs.katalon.com/katalon-studio/docs/katalon-studio-preferences.html

There is no documentation on Cucumber preferences in Katalon Studio. There are two preferences panels realated with Cucumber:

  • Window > Katalon Studio Preferences … > Cucumber and
  • Window > Katalon Studio Preferences … > Cucumber > User Settings

I will be thankfull if some one could add documentation for both panels

what is the syntax for exclusion list in proxy settings ? ( In Katalon Studio> Preferences > Katalon > Proxy )

I put “*.mycompany.fr” in it, but it generates PatternSyntaxException in Katalon log.
If I put "mycompany.fr, exclusion list does no more throw exception, but does not work also…

detail of logs : 

Thu Mar 12 11:48:51 CET 2020
Activation collection is failed
com.kms.katalon.integration.analytics.exceptions.AnalyticsApiExeception: java.util.regex.PatternSyntaxException: Dangling meta character '*' near index 0
	at com.kms.katalon.integration.analytics.exceptions.AnalyticsApiExeception.wrap(AnalyticsApiExeception.java:23)
	at com.kms.katalon.integration.analytics.providers.AnalyticsApiProvider.requestToken(AnalyticsApiProvider.java:128)
	at com.kms.katalon.integration.analytics.providers.TestOpsFeatureActivatorImpl.connect(TestOpsFeatureActivatorImpl.java:41)
	at com.kms.katalon.application.utils.ActivationInfoCollector.getLicenseFromTestOps(ActivationInfoCollector.java:497)
	at com.kms.katalon.application.utils.ActivationInfoCollector.activate(ActivationInfoCollector.java:385)
	at com.kms.katalon.application.utils.ActivationInfoCollector.checkAndMarkActivatedForGUIMode(ActivationInfoCollector.java:140)
	at com.kms.katalon.core.application.ApplicationStaupHandler.lambda$2(ApplicationStaupHandler.java:81)
	at com.kms.katalon.application.utils.ActivationInfoCollector.lambda$1(ActivationInfoCollector.java:796)
	at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Executors.java:511)
	at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.runAndReset(FutureTask.java:308)
	at java.util.concurrent.ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor$ScheduledFutureTask.access$301(ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor.java:180)
	at java.util.concurrent.ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor$ScheduledFutureTask.run(ScheduledThreadPoolExecutor.java:294)
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1149)
	at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:624)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748)
Caused by: java.util.regex.PatternSyntaxException: Dangling meta character '*' near index 0
	at java.util.regex.Pattern.error(Pattern.java:1957)
	at java.util.regex.Pattern.sequence(Pattern.java:2125)
	at java.util.regex.Pattern.expr(Pattern.java:1998)
	at java.util.regex.Pattern.compile(Pattern.java:1698)
	at java.util.regex.Pattern.<init>(Pattern.java:1351)
	at java.util.regex.Pattern.compile(Pattern.java:1028)
	at com.kms.katalon.core.util.internal.ProxyUtil.excludes(ProxyUtil.java:115)
	at com.kms.katalon.core.util.internal.ProxyUtil.getProxy(ProxyUtil.java:80)
	at com.kms.katalon.core.network.HttpClientProxyBuilder.create(HttpClientProxyBuilder.java:149)
	at com.kms.katalon.integration.analytics.providers.AnalyticsApiProvider.executeRequest(AnalyticsApiProvider.java:501)
	at com.kms.katalon.integration.analytics.providers.AnalyticsApiProvider.executeRequest(AnalyticsApiProvider.java:533)
	at com.kms.katalon.integration.analytics.providers.AnalyticsApiProvider.requestToken(AnalyticsApiProvider.java:126)
	... 13 more

Furthermore, I have a side effect that is quite annoying : Now that I exited Katalon7, I cannot launch it again because it is crashing during checking activation at startup.
But I can nomore modify Exclusion list as it is not displayed in activation proxy screen…

Is there a file where I can modify this exclusion list in order to be able to launch Katalon 7 again ?

Hi @staniere,
Regarding your first question, please use .*.mycompany.fr (with . before *).
For your second question, please go to <Your_Katalon_Installation_Folder>/config/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.runtime/.settings/com.kms.katalon.execution.prefs and change the line with proxy.excludes to the correct value.

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thank you huynguyen for your answers.
It allowed me to get again Katalon 7 working.

But it could be usefull to complete your documentation https://docs.katalon.com/katalon-studio/docs/katalon-studio-preferences.html#proxy-preferences

Manual proxy configuration : you can manually set up your proxy.

  • Address: a HTTP Proxy host.
  • Port: a HTTP Proxy port.
  • Excludes: A list of addresses separated by comma to exclude.

Add some example may be usefull for another users (for one address or several adresses)
This field would be quite more easy to use if we could put classical proxy exclusion list as “*.mycompany.fr,*.othercompany.com”
But if we have to use regex, please put it in documentation !

Hi @staniere,
Thank you for your idea. We will update the documentation accordingly.

Why PROXY password is visible in “Test Log”. Some people have to use domain passwords not just “MySimpleProxyPswd”. PROXY password should be mask with stars “****”.

Window > Katalon Studio Preferences > General > Network Connections
What are these settings for?

This is way too many steps!

There needs to be a single method to export and import all settings.