Chapter 24

Object Repository Design

The way objects are added and organized in the OR has a huge impact on the test automation maintenance effort. A well-designed OR has good readability, avoids object duplicity, and supports easy change identification and implementation. OR with well-designed hierarchy helps to easily identify whether an object already exists in OR or not. A standard naming convention of objects helps to easily find out the respective GUI object in the object repository.

Before starting to capture the objects to the OR, it is very important to configure the object identification settings. This is discussed in detail in the chapter ‘Object Identification.’ Object identification settings define the mandatory and associative properties ...

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