Introduction

The TabularReporter creates a linear report format and is suitable for non-BDD style tests, although, it can be used for BDD as well. Due to the table style format, this is a light-weight option if you have many tests to be displayed in a single page.


Views

TabularReporter generates the following views:

  • Test
  • Tag
  • Bug
  • Dashboard
Test
Tag
Bug
Dashboard

Usage


Initialize

Start and attach TabularReporter using attachReporter:

// directory where output is to be printed
ExtentTabularReporter tabular = new ExtentTabularReporter("user/build/name/");
ExtentReporter extent = new ExtentReports();
extent.attachReporter(tabular);

Shortcuts

A few shortcuts are available to speed up common tasks.


Filters
p - show passed tests
e - show error tests
f - show failed tests
s - show skipped tests
w - show warning tests
esc - clear filters
Misc
l - switch theme

Automatic Screenshot Management

To automatically create relative paths from the report, use configuration:

tabular.config().setAutoCreateRelativePathMedia(true);

This configuration will copy the media-file to a directory relative to the file without you having to manually provide path that works relative to the report.

// initialize
ExtentTabularReporter tabular = new ExtentTabularReporter("user/build/name/");
tabular.config().setAutoCreateRelativePathMedia(true);

// provide the path of the image and it will be automatically referenced
// in the markup relative to the report
test1.fail("details", MediaEntityBuilder.createScreenCaptureFromPath("1.png").build());
test2.fail("details", MediaEntityBuilder.createScreenCaptureFromPath("2.png").build());

The above 2 screenshots will automatically be saved as and added to the report. This will allow you to move the screenshots along with the report without any side-affects, such breaking the report or failure to load screenshots on load.

.
+-- index.html
+-- exception.html
+-- tag.html
+-- test.html
+-- extent-media.0
|   +-- 1.png
|   +-- 2.png
+-- extent-media.1
|   +-- 1.png
|   +-- 2.png

When the build executes in the same location the first time, extent-media.0 will be created. If the report is created in the same location extent-media.1 will be created next. These directories will not be removed by Extent automatically.


Configuration

TabularReporter supports a host of configuration via XML and Java.


XML

To load configuration via XML, use loadXMLConfig().

// using the file path
tabular.loadXMLConfig("tabular-config.xml");

// using java.io.File
tabular.loadXMLConfig(file);

The below XML configuration is available to TabularReporter.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<extentreports>
    <configuration>
        <!-- report theme -->
        <!-- standard, dark -->
        <theme>standard</theme>
    
        <!-- document encoding -->
        <!-- defaults to UTF-8 -->
        <encoding>UTF-8</encoding>
        
        <!-- enable or disable timeline on dashboard -->
        <enableTimeline>true</enableTimeline>
        
        <!-- protocol for script and stylesheets -->
        <!-- defaults to https -->
        <protocol>https</protocol>
        
        <!-- title of the document -->
        <documentTitle>Extent Framework</documentTitle>
        
        <!-- report name - displayed at top-nav -->
        <reportName>Build 1</reportName>

		<!-- timestamp format -->
		<timeStampFormat>MMM dd, yyyy HH:mm:ss</timeStampFormat>
		
        <!-- custom javascript -->
        <scripts>
            <![CDATA[
                $(document).ready(function() {
                    
                });
            ]]>
        </scripts>
        
        <!-- custom styles -->
        <styles>
            <![CDATA[
                
            ]]>
        </styles>
    </configuration>
</extentreports>

Java

It is also possible to configure the reporter directly from code:

tabular.config().enableTimeline(true);
tabular.config().setAutoCreateRelativePathMedia(true);
tabular.config().setCSS("css-string");
tabular.config().setDocumentTitle("page title");
tabular.config().setEncoding("utf-8");
tabular.config().setJS("js-string");
tabular.config().setProtocol(Protocol.HTTPS);
tabular.config().setReportName("build name");
tabular.config().setTheme(Theme.DARK);
tabular.config().setTimeStampFormat("MMM dd, yyyy HH:mm:ss");

Changelog


Version 4.0.0

Released on September 30, 2018

Initial