Run a script

This topic explains how to run a codeless automation script locally, as part of the developing process.

After the script is ready, you can associate it with a Codeless Test to include the script in a scheduled run.


Review the following requirements:

  • Open a codeless automation script:

    ValueEdge Functional Test > Design
    1. From the ValueEdge platform homepage, select Functional Test > Design to go to the Design homepage.

    2. On the All Scripts page, click the name of a script to open it.

    From a Codeless Test entity

    On the Details tab of a Codeless Test, click Open in Design.

    The entity's script is opened.

  • Your browser must be set up to work with FT Design. See Set up FT Design.

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Run a script

Perform the following steps to run a codeless automation script.

To begin a run:

  1. Add your applications to the Script applications pane. See Configure your applications.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click the Run button.

  3. In the dialog box that opens, select the applications on which you want to run the script.

    The run session starts. A progress bar is displayed on each application card in the Script applications pane.

  4. Click Stop to end the run session, or Pause to stop it temporarily.


  • When running a script containing input and output parameters, only default values of input parameters are used. Output parameters are not exported outside of the script.

  • The run session stops if you close the application on which the script is being executed. When a run session is paused you cannot make any changes.

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Analyze run results

After the run session ends, the Editor displays the execution result of each step (including conditional steps if there are any) for the selected applications.

Hover over a failed step to show the reason for the failure.

One the right, you can see the applications on which the script ran, and which runs passed or failed.

Click View last report to see a visual HTML report of the steps that ran and their status. This report is similar in format to UFT One reports, and saved to %localappdata%\VEFTDesign\CodelessAgent\Reports\Codeless folder. If input parameters are used in your script, the report contains detailed parameter information, including parameter names and values.

Click Back To Editor to go to the Editor.

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Associate your script

After you make sure that your script works correctly, associate it with a Codeless Test in Functional Test Execution.

Note: Skip this section if your script is marked with the icon , indicating that it is already associated with a Codeless Test.

  1. Click the Associate with button on the top toolbar.

    You must save your script with a name before you perform the operation.

    The script name must not include the dot character ('.').

  2. In the dialog box that opens, accept or edit the script name and click Associate. ValueEdge then creates a corresponding Codeless Test entity in the Quality module.

    Currently, scripts can only be associated with Codeless Test entities.

    After your script is associated, you cannot change its name anymore.

  3. To open the entity in ValueEdge, click the button. You can also open it on the Design homepage. On the Design > All Scripts page, find the script in the table and click the script ID.

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