Quick-edit mode

All about quick-edit mode

If you want to make updates to a browser test that don't involve interacting with the application under test or playing back steps, you can update the test in quick-edit mode instead of opening the full mabl Trainer.

Quick edit, as its name suggests, is a good option for making smaller changes to a test:

  • Updating a variable or assertion value
  • Adding a Configure Find attribute to a step
  • Disabling steps for troubleshooting purposes
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A test in quick-edit mode

What is supported in quick-edit mode?

Support for adding steps in quick-edit mode is limited to steps that don't require interacting with the application under test. The following table explains which steps can be created in quick-edit mode:

Type of step

Quick-edit support

Additional details

Recorded actions

No

Since there is no browser to interact with, recorded actions cannot be added in quick-edit mode.

Assertions

No

The assertion step is disabled in quick-edit mode. (Custom find assertions, created using a Find element step are still supported.)

Variables

Partial

You can create variables from all sources except Element property.

Flows

Yes

Quick-edit mode supports both creating and importing flows.

Conditionals

Partial

You can set conditions based on custom find, JavaScript, or a variable.

JavaScript

Yes

Quick-edit mode supports creating and importing snippets, but it does not support running snippets.

Wait

Yes

Wait until

No

Creating a wait until step requires interacting with the browser.

Accessibility

Partial

Accessibility checks that target the page are supported.

Custom find (Find element)

Yes

In the mabl Trainer, you can confirm whether the XPath or CSS for a custom find step matches an element on the page. In Quick Edit mode, since the app under test isn't open, this preview feature isn't available.

Visit URL

Yes

Echo

Yes

API steps

Yes

Cookies

Partial

Quick Edit supports creating and removing cookies; it does not support cookie assertions.

Set viewport

Yes


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