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Rapise Settings Dialog

options dialog, general tab


Use the Rapise Settings dialog to change the global options. Your changes will apply to all tests.

How to Open

User Settings > Global menu item.

Global Settings



  • SplashScreen: A splash screen is the image that appears while a program initializes.  The Rapise splash screen looks like this:


Set SplashScreen to False to prevent the splash screen from appearing.



  • API Callback Timeout: Defaults to 10000. Number of milliseconds to wait when doing Before-Request and After-Response REST Callbacks. The timeout applies to each callback call individually.
  • Generate Full Name: If 'Record REST Objects' is true, then
    • true: Generate long name for objects and variables, i.e. 'Libraryinformationsystem_Login'
    • false: Generate short name, i.e. 'Login'
  • Generate Short REST Path: If 'Record REST Objects' is false, then
    • true: Generate short path, i.e. ''
    • false: Generate full path, i.e. '%WORKDIR%/SubTest/'. May be needed when you have .rest definition files with the same name in your framework.
  • Record Failed REST Actions: true means: If recorded REST action is failed, generate .DoExecute(...,true) that ignores the response code so generated test is passing.
  • Record REST Objects: Generate Object for Each REST request.
    • true: An object added to the Object Repository for each request. Then it is initialized using var <request_object_id> = SeS(<request_object_id>).
    • false: Don't add anything to the object tree. Each request is initialized as var <request_object_id> = /**RESTRequest*/Session.GetRESTRequest('<definition>.rest', '<request_id>'). This approach makes it easier to generate re-usable functions doing REST calls without need to load objects. See Session.GetRESTRequest.



  • JSEngineType: In the test settings (one of Default, Node, WScript). Where Default means WScript, but in the future it will eventually become Node.



  • Always use Test.sstest: Defaults to False. If set to True, the test file name is set to Test.sstest rather than <test folder name>.sstest. This may be useful in rare cases when your testing framework has deep nested structure, you have very long file names and need to fit into 260 chars of Windows MAX_PATH limit.
  • AutoReloadModifiedFiles: If set to True, any files you modify outside of Rapise are automatically reloaded in Rapise.
  • Confirm Object Removal: Ask when deleting object form the Object Tree.
  • DefaultFolder specifies  where new tests are kept before you explicitly save them.  The location is relative to the Rapise executable.
  • Default Scripting Language: JavaScript, RVL or Ask.
  • LoadLastTestOnStartup: If set to True, Rapise will open the last test you worked on and saved.  If set to False, Rapise will create a new test named MyTest<#> where <#> is an integer.  A folder for MyTest<#> is created in the folder specified by the DefaultFolder option.
  • NormalizeFileName: If set to True, files are referred to (in the *.sstest file) using a a path relative to the *.sstest file.  Otherwise, their absolute path is used.
  • RecentTests: The maximum number of recent files displayed in the Recent Tests list.  To see the Recent Tests list, open the Application Menu:

    options dialog, recent projects

  • Remember Debugger Layout: If True, Rapise will remember the window layout for debug mode separately. For example, this may be useful if you want to work full screen while authoring the Test and half-screen to debug. This way the AUT and the Rapise debugger fit on the screen.

  • ShowCommonFileAliases: Legacy, not needed since Rapise 6.0.
  • Enable Execution Monitor: specifies whether the execution monitor dialog box will be displayed during playback.
  • ShowDashboardOnStartUp: If True, the Spira Dashboard will open automatically when Rapise is opened.
  • ShowStartPageOnStartUp: If True, the Start Page will open automatically when Rapise is opened.
  • Spira Integration: Enables all dialogs and menus for SpiraTest Integration.
  • Temp Folder: default folder for temporary tests.
  • Test Auto Upgrade: if set to True each opened .sstest file is automatically upgraded to the latest format.


  • FrameStyle: Specifies which frame to draw around objects when you Record, Learn, and Spy.

    The Basic frame is on the left and the Modern frame is on the right:

    options dialog, framestyle basic options dialog, framestyle modern * DefaultSpy specifies which of the various types of Object Spy will be displayed by default. * GenerateComments: True to automatically generate JavaScript or RVL comment for each recorded action.

Text Editor

  • Convert Tabs to Spaces: True to force tabs to spaces conversion for the text editor.
  • Tab Size: Editor Tab Size


options dialog, recent projects

Utility functions

  • Set of Open buttons:
  • Open Web Profiles Folder
  • Open Selenium Profiles Folder
  • Open Mobile Profiles Folder
  • Open Samples Folder
  • Open User Libraries Folder
  • Open Application Log Folder

  • Reset Layout - Pressing the Reset Layout button restores the default layout.  Rapise will restart.