Explain test automation using UiPath

Enhancing automation in every field is a key contributor to a successful digital transformation. They may be either software robots that perform business processes or tests that assess the quality and both contribute to sustainable business growth and enhance operational efficiency. UiPath is an RPA (Robotic Process Automation) tool that offers desktop automation with drag-drop features and functional activities. The UiPath Test Suite integrates the global leading Robotic Process Automation technology with the best testing capacities to manage faster scaling through dynamic testing, and deploy automations.

Every department within the organization strives for obtaining max gains and diligently works to automate. But they are often doing so individually in silos.

Moreover, the UiPath Test Suite benefits professionals who build automation and stakeholders who depend on automations. It also includes transformation leaders, business users, customers, and partners, etc.

Businesses that adopt UiPath for application testing and RPA needs are taking the first step in building a world-class automation practice. It will accelerate growth by:

  • Centralized governance through a common automation platform and approach
  • Developing automation force by sharing automations among test and RPA teams
  • RPA teams can build more resilient robots to enhance automations sustainably with complete RPA testing. In addition to this, RPA tests are data-driven that ensure robots can handle multiple data variations before deploying to production.
  • Testing teams can automate virtually tests any software app by entitling them with merged, best-of-breed testing capacities including mobile, DevOps, SAP, web, desktop and application lifecycle management (ALM) integrations.
  • Ensuring the automation implemented is strong, compliant, and high performing.
  • By sharing skills, experience, and automation resources across the organization/enterprise.

Performance testing using UiPath

The performance testing template has the following attributes:

  • It includes an input file where all the destiny process paths need to be added.
  • Every process must include a set of unique numbers having the default row as -1.
  • In the output, result numbers are useful to depute each process as the full file paths may be very long.
  • Numerous tests may be selected using a dialog.
  • The test will continue to run until all the target processes are completed.

The output of the test will include the following information:

  • StartTime: is the accurate time when the target process has been started.
  • EndTime: is the exact time when the destined process has been finished.
  • RunSeconds: is the process duration measured in seconds for the target.
  • ProcessNumber: refers to the number given to the particular process.
  • ErrorMessage: in case an error occurs during the process runs, the error message will be recorded here.

Moreover, the performance testing includes many unknown environmental factors. To ensure the test results are possibly accurate or exact, the target process will be run in random order.

UiPath automation examples

This part of the article deals with different types of automations one by one. The following are the automation’s listed below:


  • Moving Files from Source to Target Folder
  • Web Automation
  • Email Automation
  • Excel Automation
  • PDF Automation

Thus, let us look into the various UiPath Automation Examples in detail.

Moving Files from Source to Target Folder


Here, the target is to automate the process of shifting files from the source folder to the destination folder.

To reach the target, we should follow the below steps:

  • Allocate the source directory to a variable.
  • Count the total files to be moved via a Counter variable.
  • Specify the Target or Destination path within the Move file activity.
  • Under the source path, we should use the counter variable to move the files to the destination path for single item.

Web Automation


The target is to collect data from a website and store it in a .csv File (Comma Separated File).

The below steps will help to reach the destiny:

  • Use the Data Scraping tool and record the data that need to pull out.
  • Obtain the correlated values suitably.
  • Moreover, use the Write CSV activity and specify the .csv file path duly.

Email Automation

In this, the target is to save the attachments of the top 20 emails that include a keyword in the subject line. The attachments will be stored in a specific folder.

  • Automation steps

The following are the steps that help to reach the target:

  • Allocate an Email address to a variable and specify the password in the Get Password activity slot.
  • Next, use the Get IMAP mail messages activity and give the folder, port number and server, etc details.
  • For each mail specify the keyword that require considering and then use an If-else loop.
  • Finally, within the If section, we should use the Save Attachments activity and specify the target directory.

PDF Automation

The target here is to collect text and images from a PDF File and store the output within a Message Box/Text File.

Automation steps:-

The below steps will help to achieve the target:

  • To obtain Text only, we should use the Read PDF Text activity and a message box to visualize the output.
  • Similarly, to collect Text inside images, we should use the Read PDF with OCR activity along with a message box to present the result.

Similarly, there are different steps involve in Excel Automation also.

uipath test manager

The Test Manager within UiPath is a web application hold by Test Management Hub that allows user to maintain testing process. In specific, it covers the below functional areas:

  • Allocating automation from StudioPro to test cases;
  • Allocation of test cases to requirements;
  • Reporting and dashboards to get a faster overview of the test output;
  • Testing manually;
  • Building errors directly from test results;
  • Adding documentation to manual test cases using Task Capture.

Summing Up

Therefore, we reach to a conclusion in the article test automation using UiPath. We have gone through the various activities that help the automation process within UiPath. It offers various options to automate different repetitive jobs. Moreover, this makes the work much easier and simple to complete on time. To learn more in this segment, go through the UiPath Online Training.

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