Unable to Use Global Variables for Profile Other Than Default When "Use Existing Session" Selected After 6.1.4

After updating to 6.1.4 I have been unable to use the Keyword Set Encrypted Text. I have tried calling on the text as a Profile Variable as well as setting the text as a string in the Manual Script view. The error that is being returned is.

java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Text is null

Additional Information:
Running a test case that calls on Open Browser first prior to initiating the test step seems to be working. Only seeing an issue when using the Use Existing Session from the Play Test Case section.


Can you provide the steps to reproduce this issue. Can you confirm that this issue is a newly introduced bug and did not exist prior to 6.1.4 ?

Cheers !

To clarify, this issue is not just specific to Set Encrypt Text. This is an issue when trying to use Global Variables and using “Use Existing Session”. In my specific case it is is a Profile other than default. This was working prior to 6.1.4 as it is something I regularly do when troubleshooting test cases that may be failing.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.) Create a new Profile
2.) Create a new Global Variable for that Profile (username)
3.) Create a new Global Variable for that Profile (password)
4.) Encrypt the text for the password and set to GlobalVariable.password
5.) Create a Test Case (Login TC)to use the username and password variable to login
6.) Create a Test Case (Open Browser TC) with only the command Open Browser
7.) Set the Execution Profile
8.) Play the Open Browser TC (Using Chrome)
9.) Open the Login TC
10.) Click the drop down next to the Play button
11.) Click on the Existing Session to run Login TC against

Expected Results:
-The username and password global variable will be used

Observed Results:
-The username and password variables are not used
-The following error is displayed in the Console:
2019-05-10 08:13:09.803 ERROR c.k.k.core.keyword.internal.KeywordMain - :x: Unable to set text ‘null’ of object ‘/Username’ (Root cause: com.kms.katalon.core.exception.StepFailedException: Unable to set text ‘null’ of object /Username’

Additional Information:
When retrieving userprofile during runtime with a profile other than default specified still reverts to default during execution

This issue is also affecting Katalon version 6.1.5 build 3.

Here is how I reproduced this issue.

To reproduce:

  1. Create two test cases: testCase1 and testCase2.

  2. In the default profile, create a variable called var. Set var equal to “cat”

  3. Create a profile called profile1.
    3.1. Create a variable called var. Set var equal to “dog”.

  4. In testCase1, enter the following steps:
    4.1. Open Browser

  5. In testCase2, enter the following steps:

    5.1 System. out .println(GlobalVariable.test)

  6. On the profile selection dropdown, select profile1.

  7. Run testCase1 using Chrome.

  8. Once testCase1 passes, run testCase2 using the browser opened in testCase1 or do “Run from here” using the browser opened in testCase1.

Expected: testCase2 prints “dog”

Actual: testCase2 prints “cat”

I guess a workaround is to use only the default profile; however, we have many test on our software so that would be a lot of global variables in just one profile. It would not be a good way to organize the global variables in our testing.

Also, we have a profile for each script thus we would have to copy and paste the global variables in a given profile into the default profile because we write the code piece-wise. This is inconvenient so a fix sometime soon would be nice

Thanks for your time.

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Is there anything further I can provide for this issue?

Hi @Russ_K

Sorry for not getting back to you. This issue has been identified and resolved and will be available in 6.3.0 the official version. Please stay tuned.

Cheers !

Thank you!

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