Running Scenarios

Scenarios allow you to quickly and efficiently test APIs. Scenarios can be run in a variety of different ways, including from the command-line with Prism or by URL. However, the easiest way is through the Stoplight editor.

If you haven’t created your first scenario yet, please do so before continuing

Scenarios in Stoplight are composed of three different levels:

  • Steps: low-level building blocks that compose a scenario. Steps allow you to easily chain individual actions (e.g., performing a web request) together, enabling for more complex testing workflows.

  • Scenarios: a series of steps that perform a high-level action (e.g., registering a new user).

  • Collections: a series of scenarios that encapsulate an entire test suite. Collections are the highest-level building blocks for creating a library of API interactions and tests.

Each level above can be run individually or all together.

Running a Step

Once you have created a scenario step, use the Run Step button to execute that step. The Run Step button is available towards the top of the editor, as shown below.

Running a Step

Running a Scenario

Once you have added enough steps to a scenario, use the Run Scenario button to execute that scenario. The Run Scenario button is available towards the top of the editor while viewing the scenario configuration/overview, as show below.

Running a Scenario

Scenarios can also be run directly from every step using the Run Scenario button

Running a Collection

Once you have added created enough scenarios to compose a collection, use the Run Collection button to run the entire collection (including all scenarios and steps). The Run Collection button is available towards the top of the editor while viewing the collection home screen, as shown below.

Running a Collection

Collections can also be run from the scenario and step screens using the Run Collection button


Related Articles