How to record a Quick Test script?

With Panaya’s Quick Test feature, you can create a well-planned testing catalog with detailed scripts that include input and output values, expected results as well as activity screenshots.

To learn how to manually compile your own script without using the Panaya Recorder, click here


Create a new Quick Test

  1. Use the Menu button to select a Project
  2. Hover ove the Tests tab and select Test Tree
  3. Highlight a Cycle, Folder or a Business Process. Right click on it and select Add Quick Test.
    No Cycles? Click here to learn how to add a new Cycle

Launch the Recorder

  1. Click on the Quick Test activity created in the previous step and select the Script tab.
    Quick Tests appear in the tree view with this icon .
  2. Click Recordto launch the Panaya Recorder


Define Recorded Applications

Select Recording Options , to determine what applications should be captured - 

    Select this option to record your SAP ERP session. Your test evidence will pick up the fields used, input data etc.
  • Browser (IE, Chrome)
    Select this option to record business processes that are performed on a web browser such as Fiori, SAP Portal, WebDynPro, 3rd party web application etc.
    This option supports Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers only. Capturing Google Chrome requires the installation of 2 Chrome extensions.
  • Other Application
    Use this option to capture other applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Windows Folders or any other screen activity that is not performed in your web browser or SAP ECC6.Use Other Applications if you need to capture Adobe Flash applications or screens.

Can I select more than one option simultaneously? 
Yes. If you select SAP ERP & Browser (IE, Chrome) your Test Evidence will include activities performed both on SAP and your browser. Activities will be grouped by application/transaction.
At any point during the recording, you can add the Other Applications option.

Begin Capturing

When you are ready to begin capturing, select the application to record and then click Start Recording

The recorder will appear in its minimized view

You can now go ahead and perform the business process. Panaya will capture your actions according to the selected applications.

Panaya allows a maximum idle time of 30 minutes while recording.
Any idle time of 30 minutes or more will cause the recording to abort.


More Options

At any point during the recording, hover over the flashing red circle and click on the arrows expand the Panaya Recorder


Pause Recording
​​You can pause the recording when capturing using the Browser (IE, Chrome) or Other Applications options.


Stop Recording
When you have completed performing all activities, use the Stop Recording button.
You can then Save your recorded script or Discard.

If you saved the recording, you will be able to view the Quick Test script under the Script tab


Suspend Recording
At any point during the recording, you can suspend Browser (IE, Chrome) or Other Applications from being recorded.


Add Manual Instruction
If you would like to add test evidence notes during the process, click on the Manual Instruction button  . The Description you use here will be added to your recorded script.


Capture a Manual Step
Use this button If you would like to add a step from any other application. You can select the application from the list and Panaya will capture a screenshot.
Then add a short Description for the step captured and click Save.

You can also edit the screenshot by highlighting areas, using text and arrows.
Click here to learn more


Recording Options
This is where you can define which applications to record



Change Language
Use the Settings button to change the interface language.
Then restart the Panaya Recorder.  



Troubleshooting Mode
The Settings section is also where you can turn on Troubleshooting Mode if requested by Panaya Support





Planned Runs allow you to allocate test runs to multiple testers.
You can also use Data Sets to seamlessly define test variants to be executed by different teams in various locations with different input data etc.


  • The Script Tab
    The Script tab provides all steps combined in one script, broken into the different steps of the business process. This script can be exported to Word, Excel or PDF, and depending on the need, can be edited using the functions within the steps.

    Use the Edit Step button to change a value or disable an instruction

    Edit your script by changing values, disabling instructions and more
  • To view a screenshot of the recorded step click the Screen icon 
    Click the little arrow next to the screenshot, to EditReplace or add a screenshot 
  • The Planned Runs Tab
    The Planned Runs tab will automatically include an execution activity for the entire test, based on the combined steps that were converted. Here is where you can execute a Quick Run.
  • The Data Sets Tab
    Data Sets enable you to define a range of data that can be used when executing the test. Click here to learn more about Data Sets

Click here to learn how to execute a Quick Run