AscentialTest Outstands Recorder Tools

Record and Playback looks like a Great Option!

Recorder tools requires higher technical skill to use them effectively for successful software testing.  With high maintenance cost, Limited test coverage, Poor integration most of the them possess limited features that facilitate a tester to create smooth and cost effective automation. AscentialTest facilitates its users with codeless, re-usable elements that do not rely on key words, recording or scripting that saves Effort , Time  and Investment.


AscentialTest back  application components with

  • custom controls.
  • custom complex tables and tree views using selectors.
  • application images (small icons) and rendered text.
  • ODBC (database), xml, text files, .ini files and PDF.


AscentialTest uses object attributes to define objects. Once the target application changes, AscentialTest highlights the objects in the existing object repository in red that can no longer be found. Users can simply select a new attribute to identify objects that have changed.


With AscentialTest, one can define object actions called “Steps“, Every step can be  reused and can be assembled to create a test.

  • No need to define common actions multiple times, just reuse the steps for as many tests as you need.
  • Complex test is created in a smarter way. Test is a combination of steps and hence you are allowed to break the test scenarios into as many steps as you can.
  • When the application changes, only the impacted steps are updated, all the other tests will get automatically updated!


No framework is developed, as it is built up gradually as users capture objects and create steps in a drag and drop interface.

  • AscentialTest automatically builds test data tables and writes a query into the test to retrieve data and thereby link them to test parameters.

There are no keywords or external Excel tables to deal with.


With AscentialTest a test is combination of steps which are composed of a series of actions, applied to application objects.

  • As long as the application objects are present, you can change anything on the screen without impacting the tests.
  • For each version of the application, you just update a few object and step components.