Quick start

You have just obtained your license or a trial version and with the help of this documentation your first steps on Agilitest will be guided. Here is an article to help you install Agilitest and then start performing your first tests.

▶️ You can find a tutorial on how to install Agilitest on our Youtube channel.

1. Download Agilitest

Agilitest is installed on a computer running the Windows operating system. Before starting your installation, it is preferable to take note of the technical prerequisites listed in a dedicated documentation.

If you don’t have access to the Agilitest archive, go to the page :

Enter your personnal information and we will come back to you for a short demonstration before the installation.

Our support team will give you a link to download the archive.

Once you have a link to download Agilitest, and you are sur to have an active license or a demo version, you can install Agilitest on your computer.

To do that, open your download repository in your Windows explorer to recover your .zip folder.

The .zip folder contain all the necessary files to make Agilitest work.

You can extract this folder with by clicking on the “Extract all” command

extract folder

Then, place your folder in the repository of your choice in which you can create a sub-depository named “Agilitest” in order to better organize your files.

🔸 Warning

Make sure that you place your Agilitest folder in a directory where you have access rights. If this is not the case, it may cause problems when creating scripts. The "Document" directory is recommended.

Click on “Ok” to confirm the location of your archive and the files it is composed of.

Open your Agilitest folder then double click on your .exe file to launch Agilitest.

2. Launch Agilitest

The ChangeLog window will appear at the opening of Agilitest when it is your first time opening Agilitest or when modifications have been made since the last time you have opened the software.


The ChangeLog is there to inform you about the last current Agilitest version and about the modifications that have been made on the software (sometimes with a short explicative video to better understand).

For your first opening of Agilitest, the terms and conditions of use will be presented to you.

Read them and click on the “Accept” button.

terms and conditions

Once this is done, the first ATS components updates will start automatically.

ATS components update

An update is made about every week, notably to support the browsers and webdrivers evolutions.

Agilitest works with the JDK (Java Development Kit). Java will be used during the whole compilation and execution phase of automated projects. By default you will need a JDK in your environment.

To parameter youor JDK you can do it from the settings menu in Agilitest.

Settings button

It is possible to link to an existing JDK on your computer or you can directly download it from Agilitest as indicated by clicking on the "Download" button. This will download the open JDK which is a selfported version of the JDK.

Java (JDK) settings

The two prerequisites to use ATS are the ATS package and the JDK which will make the editor functional.

You need at least a version 11 of the JDK. Agilitest will download the latest version.

💡 Tip

If you have UFT installed with a JDK in the environment variables, then you can make Agilitest cohabit with this existing Open JDK.

You can return to the editor interface by closing the open window.

The license is located at the very top of your editor. By clicking on it a license pop up will appear with a number of information such as id, system ID etc…

Agilitest activation

You can also create or change your ID by entering another ID in the input bar and then clicking on the "Create Account" or "Change ID" buttons.

You can also find information about your license in the "Help" section.

Help button
Help and informations - license

In the "Help" menu you will also find various links that complement the use of Agilitest.

Help menu

You will find the link to download Agilitest. Links to download Mobile Station on Windows or MacOs and a link to download the ATSV player.

In the right hand sidebar are various resources with links to Agilitest documentation, website, tutorials, web drivers and a list of integrations you can use with Agilitest.

In the tools menu you will find additional tools that can enhance the use of Agilitest.

Tools menu

By default, Agilitest will display an error icon if they are not downloaded. It is recommended to download all of them during the installation to have them accessible.

Tools installation

The editor can be divided into several parts. The project management part with buttons to create a project or components.

Project management section

The section of settings and configurations with the category Help, Tools, etc…

Settings and configurations section

The project explorer where the different scripts and their components are placed.

project explorer

The channel management part which is used to manage the execution of the scripts.

Channels management

Then the part dedicated to the variables below.

Script's variables

A documentation is at your disposal for more details concerning the Agilitest interface.

3. Create a new project

▶️ You can find a tutorial on how to create a new project on our Youtube channel.

To create a new project, click on the action “New project”.

New project button

You can rename your project and change its domain if you want to divide your project into different domains.

New project window

When you create a new project, it will create a project directory "AgilitestProjects" where all your projects will be automatically placed.

The path to your project in Windows Explorer will be indicated. You can also add a description to your project.

Once the project is created, it will be placed in the project tree in the project explorer.

Note: Agilitest scripts are ActionTestScript files (.ats). You can create sub-directories to better categorize your projects. You can also create sub-scripts, which have no differentiation with scripts, both are ats files, only one is called by the other.

There are two ways to create a script:

  1. By clicking on the “Create an ATS script” button
create ATS script button


          2. By clicking on the “New component” button.

new component

           And by selecting “Create ATS script

New component window - create ats script

Enter the name of your script. This will open a window corresponding to the graphic interpretations of the actions that will be performed on your script. The ATS format is a textual format that will describe all its actions.

script view

To do the link between Agilitest and the tested application you need to open a channel.

To do that, click on the “Channels” menu and select the action “Start channel

start channel action

It is possible to do multi-channel by creating several open channel actions. The name of these channels will automatically adapt to the number of open channels. It is possible to rename them.

🔸 Warning

It is possible to make only one instance with web browsers, which means that for the same browser opened in several channels it will correspond to several tabs or channels that open different browsers in parallel.

Once you have created the channel action, click on the execution button to launch the action

execute action button

This will open the channel opening window with various information about the browser and the operating system.

channel opening

On the Agilitest interface, the opening of the channel will be indicated by its presence in the channels management area with a line that appears with the name given to the channel.

Channels management

In a web test, to access a URL you must click on the "Navigation" action and select "Browser URL".

browser URL action

Click on the action to open the input bar and indicate the url you want to launch.


Once the site is open you can perform various actions using the elements that compose it. To do this you must capture the elements with the capture tool.

Click on the “Capture” button in the channels management

capture button

The capture tool will open by placing a filter on the channel and bringing up the capture window. With your mouse you can hover over the DOM elements that will be highlighted by a blue box.

capture tool open

To capture an item, press the CTRL key on your keyboard to open the parent window of the captured item.

captured element's parents

This window displays the tree structure of the element from the root to the targeted component. Each branch of the tree has properties that can be selected as attributes. The properties can be taken from the various branches of the tree for further clarification.

🔸 Warning

Pay attention to the properties that are going to change and that cannot be recognized in the script afterwards (Example: text, class, etc).

Click on an attribute to open the property value. This can be changed in the form of a regular expression.


Once the attributes are selected, click on the statistics button to confirm the uniqueness of the element found.

statistics button

If several elements match these attributes, you can select others by moving up in the branches.

Once this is done you can drag and drop your element into the script which will create an action.

Select the action you want to use.

Action selection of the captured element

Once the capture is complete, you can close the capture from the channel management menu in Agilitest.

close capture tool button

Or you can click the "Close" button from the capture window to stop the capture tool.

close button in captured window

Your actions will be added to your script. It is possible to move them manually.

action presentation
  1. Each action has an index that is automatically added and adapts to its position in the script.
  2. In the action is the nature of the action which can be configured.

Example : For the text input you can enter the text you want to appear in your test.

       3. Finally, you will see the component that has been captured. You can click on it to have access to its value which you can change. You can add parents and children to your element and change the nature of the component.

children and parent's element

Once your script is completed, you can launch the execution by clicking on the “Play” button in the channels management menu.

Execute test button

🔸 Warning

In access remote, make sure that your sessions are kept open during the executions.

When you want to close your channel, you can create an action “Close channel”.

Close channel action

You can also close your current channel from the channels management menu.

To do that, click on the “Close” button

Close button in channels management

Or you can click on the “Stop” sign in the channel line

Stop button

🔸 Warning

You should not close your channel manually directly from the application. Agilitest is not intrusive (no plugin), it has no way of knowing that you have closed an application directly by the actions of the operating system (Example: by clicking on the cross of the application window).

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