Add more information to your Allure Report using Java
Instead of using some approaches that can add an extra abstraction layer to deliver a pretty report, we can use one with less code showing similar results using Allure Reports.
The report can show all the test information and metrics. Sometimes we would like to add extra/custom information to remember the configuration set, the browser used, users, endpoints, etc…
You will learn how to add any additional information to the Allure Report. You will no miss any important information.
Allure Reports has an Environment section where you can place environment information using a
.xml file into the
allure-results directory. You can see the official explanation here.
The problem is you need to add or change it manually to see the information in the report.
The allure-environment-writer Java library allows the automatic environment file generation, adding it into the
Import the library
Add the dependency in your preferred build tool. This is the example using Maven:
<dependency> <groupId>com.github.automatedowl</groupId> <artifactId>allure-environment-writer</artifactId> <version>1.0.0</version> </dependency>
Adding the environment data
A good practice is to use the environment writer as the first pre-condition in your test, like
@BeforeSuite for TestNG or
@BeforeAll for JUnit 5.
We will use the
allureEnvironmentWriter static method from the
AllureEnvironmentWriter class. This method receives an
ImmutableMap from the Guava library.
We must create a key-value immutable map and at its values to the reports Environment section.
As you can see that we are adding the browser type, browser version, and URL information into the Allure Report using the
@BeforeSuite to set this data.
Run the test
Now you can run the test and generate the report. The report will look like the image below (click on it to expand):
Instead of writing the environment information into the class and modify it in every execution, we can use the information we have stored into some configuration like a properties file.
The selenium-java-lean-test-architecture project has the following architecture decision to add environment information into the Allure Report.
- This project has three different configurations file
- AllureManager class: this class has the environment data to set into the report and the screenshots. You can see that the data passed to the environment is provided by the Configuration class. This class loads all the property values. We can attach all the configurations applied to the test.
All extra information will be added in the Environment section after a test run.