ExtentReports Version 4 for Cucumber 5, Selenium, and TestNG


The previous tutorial explained the generation of Allure Report with Cucumber5, Selenium and TestNG in a Maven project. In this tutorial, I will explain the steps to create an Extent Report4 with Cucumber5, Selenium, and TestNG in a Maven project.


  1. Java 8 or higher is needed for ExtentReport5
  2. Maven
  3. JAVA IDE (like Eclipse, IntelliJ, or so on)
  4. TestNG installed
  5. Cucumber Eclipse plugin (in case using Eclipse)

Project Structure

Step 1 – Add Maven dependencies to the POM

Add ExtentReport dependency.

<!-- Extent Report -->

Add tech grasshopper maven dependency for Cucumber. The below version of extentreports-cucumber5-adapter dependency needs to be added to the POM, to work with ExtentReports version 4.

<!-- Cucumber ExtentReport Adapter -->

If you want to use ExtentReport Version5, then use version – 2.13.0.

The complete POM.xml will look as shown below with other Selenium and TestNG dependencies.





		<!-- Cucumber ExtentReport Adapter -->

		<!-- Extent Report -->
		<!-- Selenium -->

		<!-- Web Driver Manager -->

		<!-- TestNG -->

		<!-- Apache Common -->



Step 2: Create a feature file in src/test/resources

Below is a sample feature file. I have added 2 failed scenarios – @FaceBookLink(Invalid XPath) and @MissingUsername (Incorrect Verification).

Feature: Login to HRM Application 

    Given User is on HRMLogin page "https://opensource-demo.orangehrmlive.com/"
   Scenario: Login with valid credentials
    When User enters username as "Admin" and password as "admin123"
    Then User should be able to login sucessfully and new page opens
   Scenario Outline: Login with invalid credentials
    When User enters username as "<username>" and password as "<password>"
    Then User should be able to see error message "<errorMessage>"
   | username   | password  | errorMessage                      |
   | Admin      | admin12$$ | Invalid credentials               |
   | admin$$    | admin123  | Invalid credentials               |
   | admin123   | Admin     | Invalid credentials               |
   | $$$$$$$    | &&&&&&&&  | Invalid credentials               |
  Scenario: Verfy FaceBook Icon on Login Page
    Then User should be able to see FaceBook Icon
  Scenario: Verify error message when username is missing
    When User enters username as "" and password as "admin123"
    Then User should be able to see error message for empty username as "Empty Username"

Step 3: Create extent.properties file in src/test/resources

We need to create the extent.properties file in the src/test/resources folder for the grasshopper extent report adapter to recognize it. Using a property file for reporting is quite helpful if you want to define several different properties.

Let’s enable spark report in an extent properties file:





Step 4: Create a Helper class in src/main/java

We have used Page Object Model with Cucumber and TestNG.

Create a Helper class where we are initializing the web driver, initializing the web driver wait, defining the timeouts, and creating a private constructor of the class, it will declare the web driver, so whenever we create an object of this class, a new web browser is invoked. We are using a setter and getter method to get the object of Chromedriver with the help of a private constructor itself within the same class.


import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver;
import io.github.bonigarcia.wdm.WebDriverManager;

public class HelperClass {
	private static HelperClass helperClass;
	private static WebDriver driver;
    public final static int TIMEOUT = 10;
	 private HelperClass() {
	    	driver = new ChromeDriver();

    public static void openPage(String url) {
	public static WebDriver getDriver() {
		return driver;			
	public static void setUpDriver() {
		if (helperClass==null) {		
			helperClass = new HelperClass();
	 public static void tearDown() {
		 if(driver!=null) {
		 helperClass = null;


Step 5: Create Locator classes in src/main/java

Create a locator class for each page that contains the detail of the locators of all the web elements. Here, I’m creating 2 locator classes – LoginPageLocators and HomePageLocators.


import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.support.FindBy;

public class LoginPageLocators {

	@FindBy(name = "txtUsername")
    public WebElement userName;
    @FindBy(name = "txtPassword")
    public WebElement password;
    @FindBy(id = "logInPanelHeading")
    public WebElement titleText;
    @FindBy(id = "btnLogin")
    public WebElement login;
    @FindBy(id = "spanMessage")
    public  WebElement errorMessage;
    @FindBy(xpath = "//*[@id='social-icons']/a[1]/img")
    public  WebElement linkedInIcon;
    @FindBy(xpath = "//*[@id='social-icons']/a[6]/img")  //Invalid Xpath
    public  WebElement faceBookIcon;


import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.support.FindBy;

public class HomePageLocators {

	@FindBy(xpath = "//*[@id='app']/div[1]/div[2]/div[2]/div/div[1]/div[1]/div[1]/h5")
	public  WebElement homePageUserName;

Step 6: Create Action classes in src/main/java

Create the action classes for each web page. These action classes contain all the methods needed by the step definitions. In this case, I have created 2 action classes – LoginPageActions and HomePageActions


In this class, the very first thing will do is to create the object of the LoginPageLocators class so that we should be able to access all the PageFactory elements. Secondly, create a public constructor of LoginPageActions class.

package com.example.testng.actions;

import org.openqa.selenium.support.PageFactory;
import com.example.testng.locators.LoginPageLocators;
import com.example.testng.utils.HelperClass;

public class LoginPageActions {

LoginPageLocators loginPageLocators = null; 
    public LoginPageActions() {

    	this.loginPageLocators = new LoginPageLocators();

    public void login(String strUserName, String strPassword) {
        // Fill user name
        // Fill password
        // Click Login button
    //Get the title of Login Page")
    public String getLoginTitle() {
        return loginPageLocators.titleText.getText();
    // Get the error message of Login Page
    public String getErrorMessage() {
        return loginPageLocators.errorMessage.getText();
    // FaceBook Icon is displayed
    public Boolean getFaceBookIcon() {
        return loginPageLocators.faceBookIcon.isDisplayed();
    // Get the error message when username is blank
    public String getMissingUsernameText() {
         return loginPageLocators.missingUsernameErrorMessage.getText();


import org.openqa.selenium.support.PageFactory;
import com.example.testng.locators.HomePageLocators;
import com.example.testng.utils.HelperClass;

public class HomePageActions {

	HomePageLocators homePageLocators = null;
	public HomePageActions() {
		this.homePageLocators = new HomePageLocators();

    // Get the User name from Home Page
    public String getHomePageText() {
        return homePageLocators.homePageUserName.getText();


Step 7: Create a Step Definition file in src/test/java

Create the corresponding Step Definition file of the feature file.


import org.testng.Assert;
import com.example.testng.actions.HomePageActions;
import com.example.testng.actions.LoginPageActions;
import com.example.testng.utils.HelperClass;
import io.cucumber.java.en.Given;
import io.cucumber.java.en.Then;
import io.cucumber.java.en.When;

public class LoginPageDefinitions{	

	LoginPageActions objLogin = new LoginPageActions();
    HomePageActions objHomePage = new HomePageActions();
    @Given("User is on HRMLogin page {string}")
    public void loginTest(String url) {
    @When("User enters username as {string} and password as {string}")
    public void goToHomePage(String userName, String passWord) {
        // login to application
        objLogin.login(userName, passWord);
        // go the next page
    @Then("User should be able to login sucessfully and new page opens")
    public void verifyLogin() {
        // Verify home page
       Assert.assertTrue(objHomePage.getHomePageText().contains("Employee Information"));
    @Then("User should be able to see error message {string}")
    public void verifyErrorMessage(String expectedErrorMessage) {
        // Verify home page
    @Then("User should be able to see FaceBook Icon")
    public void verifyFaceBookIcon( ) {

    @Then("User should be able to see error message for empty username as {string}")
    public void verifyErrorMessageForEmptyUsername(String expectedErrorMessage) {

Step 8: Create Hook class in src/test/java

Create the hook class that contains the Before and After hooks. @Before hook contains the method to call the setup driver which will initialize the chrome driver. This will be run before any test.

After Hook – Here will call the tearDown method.

import org.openqa.selenium.OutputType;
import org.openqa.selenium.TakesScreenshot;
import com.example.testng.utils.HelperClass;
import io.cucumber.java.After;
import io.cucumber.java.Before;
import io.cucumber.java.Scenario;

public class Hooks {
    public static void setUp() {

	public static void tearDown(Scenario scenario) {
		//validate if scenario has failed
		if(scenario.isFailed()) {
			final byte[] screenshot = ((TakesScreenshot) HelperClass.getDriver()).getScreenshotAs(OutputType.BYTES);
			scenario.attach(screenshot, "image/png", scenario.getName()); 

Step 9: Create a Cucumber Test Runner class in src/test/java

Add the extent report cucumber adapter to the runner class’s CucumberOption annotation. 

 plugin = {"com.aventstack.extentreports.cucumber.adapter.ExtentCucumberAdapter:"}

This is how your runner class should look after being added to our project. Moreover, be sure to keep the colon “:” at the end.

import io.cucumber.testng.AbstractTestNGCucumberTests;
import io.cucumber.testng.CucumberOptions;
@CucumberOptions(tags = "", features = "src/test/resources/features/LoginPage.feature", glue = "com.example.testng.definitions",
                 plugin = {"com.aventstack.extentreports.cucumber.adapter.ExtentCucumberAdapter:"})
public class CucumberRunnerTests extends AbstractTestNGCucumberTests {

Step 10: Create the testng.xml for the project

Right-click on the project and select TestNG -> convert to TestNG.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE suite SYSTEM "https://testng.org/testng-1.0.dtd">
<suite name="Suite">
  <test name="ExtentReport4 for Cucumber">
  <class name = "com.example.testng.runner.CucumberRunnerTests"/>
  </test> <!-- Test -->
</suite> <!-- Suite -->

Step 11: Execute the code

Right Click on the Runner class and select Run As -> TestNG Test.

Below is the screenshot of the Console. As expected, 5 tests, out of 7 are passed and 2 failed.

Step 12: View ExtentReport

Refresh the project and will see a new folder – Report. The ExtentReport will be present in that folder with the name Spark.html.

Right-click and select Open with Web Browser.

The report also has a summary section that displays the summary of the execution. The summary includes the overview of the pass/fail using a pictogram, start time, end time, and pass/fail details of features as shown in the image below.

Click on the Dashboard icon present on the left side of the report. To view the details about the steps, click on the scenarios. Clicking on the scenario will expand, showing off the details of the steps of each scenario.

The icon present at the end of the failed scenario is highlighted, click on that icon. It is the screenshot of the failed test.

Logger Report

This is the Dashboard Report.

Congratulations on making it through this tutorial and hope you found it useful! Happy Learning!! Cheers!!


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