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Robot Framework plugin for Kiwi TCMS

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This package allows you execute your Robot Framework test suite and report the results into Kiwi TCMS.


pip install kiwitcms-robotframework-plugin

Configuration and environment

Minimal config file ~/.tcms.conf:

url = https://tcms.server/xml-rpc/
username = your-username
password = your-password

For more info see tcms-api docs.

Each RF suite may define the following variables:

  • ${plan_id}: Existing TestPlan ID for storing test execution results. WARNING: this plugin will create a new TestRun whenever plan_id changes! If subsequent test scenarios, aka .robot files don't override plan_id the current one will be used!
  • ${product}: Existing product name when creating a new TestPlan
  • ${build_user_email}: Email for an existing user, override with TCMS_DEFAULT_TESTER_ID!


If any of the above variables are missing this plugin will attempt to discover the necessary information from your environment. The exect behavior is document at

Documentation from test suite(s) is used when creating new TestRun(s).

Each RF test case may also specify the TC-xyz tag to map to an existing TestCase in the database. For example:

*** Settings ***
Documentation   An example test suite
Library         OperatingSystem

*** Variables ***
${plan_id}      234

*** Test Cases ***
Scenario Maps To Existing TestCase
    [Tags]    TC-607  arbitrary_tag_here
    Should Be Equal    "Hello"    "Hello"

Hello World Scenario
    [Documentation]    This will be the text of the new TC created in DB
    Should Be Equal    "Hello"    "Hello"

Documentation from test cases is used when creating new TestCase records in the database.


robot --listener zealand.listener.KiwiTCMS

Extension and customization

You can customize the behavior of this plugin by extending the listener and backend classes and overriding some of their methods. For example save the following in

from zealand.listener import KiwiTCMS
from zealand.listener import RFBackend

class JenkinsBackend(RFBackend):
    def get_run_id(self):
            If ${node_name} is specified then tag the TR with "node: X" tag!

            This is done right after a new TR is created!
        run_id = super().get_run_id()

        node_name = self.built_in.get_variable_value('${node_name}')
        if node_name:
            self.rpc.TestRun.add_tag(run_id, 'node: %s' % node_name)
        return run_id

    def finish_test_run(self):
            Do not set TR.stop_date !!!

            If ${jenkins_tag} is specified then tag the TR with it!

            This is executed at the end of each TestRun after all
            execution results have been reported.
        # do not call the inherited method b/c we want to keep these
        # test runs open for inspection by a human !!!
        # super().finish_test_run()

        jenkins_tag = self.built_in.get_variable_value('${jenkins_tag}')
        if jenkins_tag:
            self.rpc.TestRun.add_tag(self.run_id, jenkins_tag)

class AcmeCorpListener(KiwiTCMS):
    backend_class = JenkinsBackend

    def end_test(self, name, attrs):
            You may also find it more appropriate to override a
            listener class instead.
        super().end_test(name, attrs)

        for tag in attrs['tags']:
            if tag.startswith('JIRA-'):
                # hyperlink the results between Kiwi TCMS, Jenkins & JIRA
                # by posting comments everywhere

then instruct Robot Framework to use the overriden listener instead of the default one:

robot --listener path/to/


v11.2 (15 May 2022)

  • Update robotframework from 4.1.2 to 5.0
  • Update tcms-api from 11.0 to 11.2
  • Ignore 403 errors when searching for user by email
  • Created records are annotated with plugin name and version

v11.0 (06 Dec 2021)

  • Forward compatible with upcoming Kiwi TCMS v11.0
  • Update robotframework from 3.2.2 to 4.1.2
  • Update tcms-api from 10.0 to 11.0
  • Pylint fixes

v10.0 (02 Mar 2021)

  • Compatible with Kiwi TCMS v10.0
  • Update tcms-api to 10.0

v9.0 (13 Jan 2020)

  • Compatible with Kiwi TCMS v9.0
  • Update tcms-api to 9.0

v1.1.0 (28 Oct 2020)

  • Update tcms-api to 8.6.0
  • Update robotframework to 3.2.2

v1.0.0 (04 May 2020)

  • Initial release
  • Original implementation by Aniello Barletta