Protractor setup and example of non angular app simple test – Part 2

In the Part 1 we have seen how to setup the protractor, In this section lets see how to write test spec file and configure the formatted report.

googleTest spec file has below content.

//The above line is specifically written for non angular applications such as google
//Describe the test and expected result in it block
describe('google homepage', function() {
it('should open the page', function() {
var waitEC = protractor.ExpectedConditions;
browser.driver.findElement('q')).sendKeys('Testing Example for Protractor non angular');
expect('Testing Example for Protractor non angular').toEqual('Testing Example for Protractor non angular');
describe('click on search', function() {
it('should click on search button', function() {

The above code is for the protractor spec file to open the google website and search for specific keywork and click on google search button. In the next section will see the formatting part.

As we know, we have different types of formats available for the protractor, among those below is widely used as it is fortmatted console and does not require additional css or etc files to view the results. All results are shown on the console logs it self.

we need to first install the node package for this.  More info jasmine formatter

npm install jasmine-spec-reporter

Once we install the package, it will download necessary module under protractor location.

Once downloaded, we just need to update our conf file with the downloaded formatter.

The sample conf file also given in the above site. Following is the sample conf file used for our googleTest spec.

let SpecReporter = require('jasmine-spec-reporter').SpecReporter;

exports.config = {
framework: 'jasmine2',
jasmineNodeOpts: {
showColors: true,
silent: true,
defaultTimeoutInterval: 360000,
print: function () {
specs: [
capabilities: {
browserName: 'chrome',
'chromeOptions': {
args: ['--test-type']
logLevel: 'WARN',
onPrepare: function () {
jasmine.getEnv().addReporter(new SpecReporter({
spec: {
displayStacktrace: true
summary: {
displayDuration: false

Once we have updated editing the conf file. you will be able to see report in nice colored format shown below.


Please write to me or down below comments section if you are facing any advanced issues in protractor.

Thanks for reading..!!!