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Report View

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The Report view displays a detailed report about a test run. It allows you to view the results in different formats, analyze them, restart failed tests, and export the report to a file.

Report View

Analyze Test Results

The Report view can display data in different formats. You can use the report header’s drop-down list to select a format.

Drop-Down Format List

TestCafe Studio provides the following report formats:

  • Grid
  • JSON
  • xUnit
  • List
  • Minimal
  • Spec

See Get More Report Formats for information on how to add more report formats.

You can select the default format in the Run Configurations dialog settings.

Work with a Grid

The grid view displays test run results in the tabular form.

Grid View

You can click a test or fixture name to navigate to this test or fixture.

Click the Screenshot Icon button in the Screenshots column to see screenshots taken with the Take Screenshot action during the test run.

Screenshots Window

Examine Failed Tests

The report displays an arrow near a failed test’s status. This arrow allows you to expand the grid row and see details about this failure.

Failed Test

The detail view displays a link to the line of code or the test action that caused the failure. Click this link to navigate to the test file and view the full error message.

Test Editor with Failed Action

For test scripts, the report displays the call stack and the place in code where the failure occurred.

Failed Coded Test

Sort Data

Click the column header to sort tests by a column. To toggle sort order, click the header one more time.

Search for Tests

The search bar in the grid header allows you to search for a test by its name or a fixture name.

Searching for Tests

You can also search for a failed test by the error message, call stack or call site.

Group Data Records

You can drag a column header and drop it onto the grid’s header to group grid rows by that column. The grid creates a group row for each value in the grouped column.

Grid Row Group

You can group reports by multiple columns. Drag several column headers to the grid header to create nested groups.

Nested Groups

Rerun Tests

You can rerun tests from the Report view. To rerun all tests in the test run, use the Restart all tests Restart all tests button. If there are failed tests, you can use the Restart failed tests Restart failed tests button to rerun them separately.


TestCafe Studio will rerun the tests with the same run configuration options and network settings as in the previous run. If you need to run tests with different settings, first modify options in the Run Configuration and Preferences/Settings dialogs, then start the tests from the Test Editor or the Explorer panel. See the following topic for more details: Run Tests.

Export the Report

TestCafe Studio allows you to export a report to an archive file. This archive includes the serialized report in the selected format (JSON if grid view is selected) and screenshots taken during the test run.

Use the Export Report Icon Export report button to export a report.

Remove the Report

Click the Remove Report Icon Remove report button in the grid view header to delete a test run report.

Note that this action cannot be undone.

Get More Report Formats

You can install TestCafe reporter plugins to add more report formats to TestCafe Studio.

Use the following console command to download and install plugins from npm:

npm install -g <reporter-plugin-name>

Reporter plugins are npm packages. The reporter package name consists of two parts - the testcafe-reporter- prefix and the reporter’s name itself; for example, testcafe-reporter-list.

You can search for more reporter packages on npm:

TestCafe Studio automatically detects reporter plugins on the local machine and adds them to the Report view’s drop-down list.