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The test recordable action is a test of the value of a static control (ie., a control that you cannot change by a setValue action). Static controls includes title labels (both of pages and dialog controls), record ranges (TotalNumberOfRecordsControl and RecordRangeControl most specifically), but also the element counts of any select dropdowns. This action can be triggered (ie., added to the teest currently being recorded) by clicking such static controls.

This action can also be used to test for certain property settings (such as for the Updatable property) of InputControls.

The test action differs from the assert action in that:

It is able to test for specific property settings, not just for single values.

Its value must always match: testing the opposite is not possible.


The following target control properties are in scope: Reference name, Occurrence rank, Source Frame, Context reference name, Context occurrence rank.

In addition, the following properties specific to this action are also in scope:




Record row index


If encountered in a control controlled by a data source row, this field contains the row index of that row. For search fields, the rowIndex is not present, and when the “empty” row is displayed (i.e. no rows in data set), the value is -1.

Test type


The property type that is being tested: control value, or child count (e.g. options in a select dropdown).



The value the control must hold for this action to succeed.

Value type property


The value type that is being tested: updatable (readonly) property, control value (for InputControl), text contents (static controls like TotalNumberOfRecordsControl), or displayed value text.

Element type


The type of the control element. For an input control, it is the exact input type, but for other controls it can be anything available in the list.

Control type


The exact control name as it is defined in Web Designer.

Within custom control


This property is specifically set for controls that exist in controls that are not defined within Web Designer itself. For example: dialog buttons, any clickable control in a HTMLControl, etc.



See also

List of recordable actions