Robot Framework keyword library wrapper for requests
Clone or download
bulkan Merge pull request #176 from tvainika/put-and-post-json-data
Put and Post Request with Json data directly
Latest commit d355dac Jun 6, 2018

Build Status PyPi downloads Latest Version

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


Install robotframework-requests and it's dependencies via pip

pip install -U requests
pip install -U 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 /
Should Be Equal As Strings ${resp.status_code} 200
${resp}= Get Request github /users/bulkan
Should Be Equal As Strings ${resp.status_code} 200
Dictionary Should Contain Value ${resp.json()} Bulkan Savun 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 google /
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:

You can update the documentation once checked out by going to the top directory of this repo and issuing the following command: bash python -m robot.libdoc src/RequestsLibrary/ doc/RequestsLibrary.html


Send your questions to the Robot Framework Users Group

Follow me on twitter - @bulkanevcimen