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Cross Browser Testing

Choosing the Browser When Creating a Test

When you first create a Rapise test with the Methodology set to Web you will be asked to choose the initial web browser profile:


You can run your recording in a different browser than the one in which it was recorded.

Selecting a new Playback Browser

In the right top corner of Rapise window expand the dropdown with available browser.

available browsers

Change the browser to either one of the Selenium WebDriver based browser profiles, or one of the native browsers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer or Chrome.

Once you have changed this setting, Playback the script normally and it will playback in the selected browser.

Changing this setting will effectively set the value of the g_browserLibrary global variable.


In Rapise 6.3+ you may define local profiles.


Since Rapise 7.3 it is recommended to use Selenium WebDriver based profiles for all web tests.

Playback in Multiple Browsers

Using Framework Parameters

Rapise 8

In Rapise 8 and above the recommended way of multi-browser testing is via framework parameters.

Check out the KB article: Rapise 8.0: how to run test cases on different browsers.

Using Input Data Table

Rapise 7

In Rapise 7 the recommended way of multi-browser testing is via Input Data Table.

Check out the webinar: Parallel Execution of Tests with Rapise & SpiraTest.

Using SpiraTest and Test Case Parameters


Executing a test in multiple browsers is slightly more complicated. We recommend that you use SpiraTest Test Sets where you may define multiple test cases pointing to the same Test with a different g_browserLibrary parameter value.

See the SpiraTest Integration topic for detailed information.

Changing Browser with SelectBrowserProfile


You may use Navigator.SelectBrowserProfile as follows:

Navigator.SelectBrowserProfile("BROWSER PROFILE 1");

Navigator.SelectBrowserProfile("BROWSER PROFILE 2");


Navigator.Close is required to switch the browser.

In RVL it will look like:


Or, the same using the Loop:

selectbrowserprofile loop

Using DoInvokeTest


To iterate through browsers in Rapise create a new test with Web methodology.

Now add a reference to the Web test you want to run in different browsers. In the Files view right click the test node and choose Add File(s).... Provide the path to *.sstest file. You will see the reference added to the Files view.

test reference

Drag the reference to the editor window. Rapise will generate DoInvokeTest call.

invoke test

To execute a test with a given browser profile you need a pair of commands.

Navigator.SelectBrowserProfile("BROWSER PROFILE");
Global.DoInvokeTest('PATH TO THE TEST');

So to run the test in three different browsers we get the following content of the Test.js:

function Test(params)
    Navigator.SelectBrowserProfile("Selenium - Chrome");
    Global.DoInvokeTest('%WORKDIR%/../Web Testing 2/Web Testing 2.sstest');
    Navigator.SelectBrowserProfile("Selenium - Edge");
    Global.DoInvokeTest('%WORKDIR%/../Web Testing 2/Web Testing 2.sstest');
    Navigator.SelectBrowserProfile("Selenium - Firefox");
    Global.DoInvokeTest('%WORKDIR%/../Web Testing 2/Web Testing 2.sstest');


In RVL it will look like: