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RequestsLibrary is a Robot Framework test library that uses the Requests HTTP client.


Install robotframework-requests and it's dependencies via pip

pip install robotframework-requests

Here is a sample test case:

*** Settings ***
Library               Collections
Library               RequestsLibrary

*** Test Cases ***
Get Requests
    Create Session    github
    Create Session    google
    ${resp}=          Get Request    google               /
    Status Should Be  200            ${resp}
    ${resp}=          Get Request    github               /users/bulkan
    Request Should Be Successful     ${resp}
    Dictionary Should Contain Value  ${resp.json()}       Bulkan Evcimen

RequestsLibrary tries to follow the same API as requests. In the above example, we load in the RequestsLibrary using the Library keyword. To be able to distinguish HTTP requests to different hosts and for ease of creation of test cases, you need to create a Session. Internally this will create a request.Session object. The Create Session keyword accepts two arguments:

  • alias to identify the session later
  • root url to the server

HTTP verbs are mapped keywords which accept two arguments:

  • alias identifying the Session we created earlier.
  • URI to send the request to.

Above we create two Sessions - one to the github api, and the other to google. Creating sessions doesn't send any requests.

After we create a Session we can send any of the following Get, Post, Put, Patch, Options, Delete, and Head requests. In the above example we send a GET request to the session with the alias google and check the HTTP response code. Then send a another GET request but this time to the session with the alias github and pass in a uri. In this case it is /users/bulkan which will return a JSON string. RequestsLibrary returned object provides a method to get the content as a JSON object format called json().

Here is another test case where an outbound http proxy is used.

*** Settings ***
Library               RequestsLibrary

*** Test Cases ***
Proxy Requests
    ${proxies}=       Create Dictionary  http=  https=
    Create Session    github        proxies=${proxies}
    ${resp}=          Get Request        github                    /
    Status Should Be  OK                 ${resp}

Another test case where cookies are sent in the request headers:

*** Settings ***
Library               RequestsLibrary

*** Test Cases ***
Cookies in request
    ${cookies}=       Create Dictionary  userid=1234567         last_visit=2017-12-22
    Create Session    github     cookies=${cookies}
    ${resp}=          Get Request        github                 /
    Should Be Equal As Strings           ${resp.status_code}    200

For more examples see the tests folder which contains testcase files that is used to test the keywords in this library against


For individual keyword documentation see the following:

Keywords documentation


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