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Jenkins Reports | Understanding reports in Jenkins

In the automation era, developing test scripts is just one of the overall test automation cycle parts. We can develop the test scripts to validate whether the functionality is working fine or not. Still, execution results matter a lot because test scripts are only understandable by technical people. If we talk about higher management or stakeholders or non-technical person, they don’t care about the technical aspects of test scripts; they only care about execution results at the end. So, we need to summarize all our execution results into one report so that anyone can analyze the final status of execution results by just seeing that report. This is where Test Reporting comes into the picture, and Jenkins Reporting capabilities is one of the most known features of Jenkins.

Subsequently, in this article, we will try to understand a few of the reporting formats supported by Jenkins. Then, we will understand how to configure and use those Jenkins reportings by covering the details in the following topics:

  • What are reports in Jenkins?
  • How to Publish JUnit report in Jenkins?
  • What is Jenkins HTML report?
  • How to set up a plugin for HTML report in Jenkins?
  • How to publish HTML reports in Jenkins?

What are reports in Jenkins?

Reports are basically the structured as well as a graphical way to produce the execution results of tests. As we discussed in the introductory part that we generate reports so that higher management, stakeholders as well as other team members who have less technical knowledge can also easily understand the success ratio of our scripts, and based on that, they can analyze the quality of our test scripts as well as product.

In Jenkins’s perspective, different formats of reports are available. It depends on us that in which format we want to publish our results. These reports can be graphical, tabular, or in other detailed formats. The Jenkins reporting capabilities majorly depend on third-party plugins. So, we will need to install and configure a compatible plugin for the same whatever the report’s expected format. Let’s quickly see how we can integrate and view JUnit reports in Jenkins.

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Jenkins Reports | Understanding reports in Jenkins