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Send notifications to Slack or Mattermost using Robot Framework.

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Send notifications to Slack or Mattermost using Robot Framework.


The recommended installation method is pip:

pip install robotframework-notifications

Running this command installs also the latest version of Requests

Import Library

To use RobotNotifications in Robot Framework, the library needs to be imported using the Library setting as any other library. The library needs the webhook url from Slack or Mattermost as an argument.

*** Settings ***
Library         RobotNotifications

You can retrieve this webhook url in Slack or Mattermost.




After importing the library you have access to the keyword Post Message To Channel

This keyword has one mandatory argument which is the message to post to the channel, and several optional arguments.

Argument Description Required
text Markdown-formatted message to display in the post. YES
channel Overrides the channel the message posts in. Use the channel’s name and not the display name. Defaults to the channel set during webhook creation. NO
username Overrides the username the message posts as. Defaults to the username set during webhook creation or the webhook creator’s username if the former was not set. NO
icon_url Overrides the profile picture the message posts with. Defaults to the URL set during webhook creation or the webhook creator’s profile picture if the former was not set. NO
icon_emoji Overrides the profile picture and icon_url parameter. Defaults to none and is not set during webhook creation. NO
props Sets the post props, a JSON property bag for storing extra or meta data on the post. NO


*** Settings ***
Library         RobotNotifications
Suite Setup     Start Suite
Test Teardown   Message On Failure     

*** Keywords ***
Start Suite
    Post Message To Channel      Testing has started!    icon_emoji=robot_face    username=Robot    
    ...                          channel=robot-notifications

Message On Failure
    Run Keyword If Test Failed   Post Message To Channel   ${TEST_NAME}\n${TEST_MESSAGE}   
    ...                          icon_emoji=rage   username=Robot Error   channel=robot-notifications

*** Test Cases ***
This Test Will Pass
    Log   This Test Will Pass

This Test Will Fail
    Log   ${ERROR}


The above example shows how the Post Message To Channel can be used in Robot Framework.

You can for example use the keyword in a test teardown to post a message if the test failed containing the test name and error message.

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