When you write a test for a Salesforce application page, it's often confusing to know which page objects (POs) to use. To make this page object selection process easier, use UTAM's browser extension for Google Chrome. It presents you with the appropriate set of POs for the page that you're currently browsing, and identifies which page elements are affected by the methods in a selected PO.
For a quick introduction to the browser extension, watch this video.
Workflow for Browser Extension
This section shows you how to use the browser extension.
Step 1: Install Browser Extension
Install the UTAM browser extension from the Chrome Web Store.
Note: Currently, we have a browser extension for Chrome only. We're considering support for other browsers in the future.
After installation, you can see the extension in your browser's toolbar.
Step 2: Download Page Object Artifact
The browser extension reads UTAM POs contained in an artifact downloaded from an artifact repository. An artifact is either a zip file (
.jar) or a gzipped tar file (
Prerequisite: The browser extension doesn't automatically download these artifacts. Before you can use the browser extension, you must obtain an artifact as a prerequisite step.
Get UTAM POs from an artifact published to Maven Central Repository or NPM.
npm pack salesforce-pageobjects
This command downloads a gzipped tar file of the artifact to the current directory.
Step 3: Load Page Objects into the Browser Extension
After you install the browser extension, load the page objects that you previously downloaded in the artifact.
- In your browser's toolbar, open the browser extension.
- To import the POs from the downloaded artifact, click the Import button.
- Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the PO artifact and click Open. A confirmation message indicates how many POs were loaded from the artifact.
- Click OK.
Step 4: Identify Page Objects for a Web Page
To use the browser extension on a page to be tested:
- Open your browser's developer tools and select the UTAM tab.
To search for POs that you can use to test the current page, click the Find Root Page Object button. The Available Page Objects section shows the list of POs.
Hover over a PO in the list to see an outline in the browser window for the element represented by the PO.
- Hover over a method on the PO to see an outline in the browser window for the elements represented by those methods. Click the method to add it to the Selected methods list.