Log executed test steps
Starting from Katalon Studio version 7.0 , an option to disable Log executed test steps is available in Project Settings > Executions . By enabling or disabling this option, you can decide whether the logs include executed test steps or not.
I am using Katalon Studio ver7.2.1 on Mac. I looked at Project Settings > Execution, I can not find the GUI widget to enable/disable logging test steps. See the following screenshot.
I checked KS 7.3.1 (not Enterprise version). I opened a project which I created months ago. I believe that it had the “Log exected test steps” option was set “Enabled” in that project. In KS 7.3.1, I found that the option is set “Disabled”. See the following screenshot.
I personally will NEVER want the “Log executed test stops” to be Enabled. That verbose log is not informative for me. It slows down the running tests significantly. Therefore I would welcome that the option defaults Disabled.
However, I agree, the new dialog looks frustrating.
I wonder why Katalon team made a decision to turn that verbose logging feature to be of KSE (requiring fee). People without KSE license can not see what Enabled logging feature really is, and without looking at it, they would start complaining: Katalon is this stingy.
I found that I can detach the Log Viewer widget from Katalon Studio GUI, and even close it. If the LogViewer is closed, the processing overhead of “logging execution of test steps” is no longer there. My tests run far faster. 5 min 37 sec -> 25 seconds.
See the following topic:
I can do this in Katalon Studio Free version. So I wouldn’t mind it if the option “Project Settings>Executions>Disable logging executed test steps” to be an Enterprise feature.