Using Utility keywords - Opkey Classic

Keywords are used by calling them in a test step and adding the input and expected output data values. If you want to capture the dynamic objects, you can also add properties of the object in the test object column. Let's understand this with an example of using the Excel_VerifyCellValue keyword.


This keyword verifies content available inside any specified cell of an Excel file. It is mostly used in situations to verify the value available within any specified cell.


It takes ExcelReference, SheetName, Row, Column, and Expected Value as references for input and shares the stored value.

For example, to verify the content inside an Excel file, we can use the following steps:-

1. Add a new step in your test case by clicking the icon at the top.


and click on the search result to add it to the new test step.

2. Click the Three dots icon in the input data column of the step to open the input data window for the keyword.

3. Add the input data related to the Excel file as shown below. 

Note: These values are filled as per the requirement of the keyword used in the test case

In this Keyword, there was no requirement to add a Test Object's properties, hence, we have mentioned it is not required.

Test Object 

Test Object Required



Not Required

Input Data

 Input Data Required




 Specify the Reference Name of the Excel file that is used with the Excel_Open keyword. 


Specify the Name of the Sheet 


 Specify the Row Number of the cell whose value has to be fetched.


 Specify the Column Number of the cell whose value has to be fetched.

Expected Value

Specify the Expected Value of the cell

Output Data


Output value

If the keyword passes successfully


if there is an error


Common Error conditions


Error Message

Debug Information

If the data Input Arguments are not provided  

Argument Data Missing (-13200) 


A step can't proceed without values for mandatory arguments. Unlike optional ones, compulsory arguments must be filled with data, which can come from a static entry, a previous step's output, or a global variable. Leaving them empty is not allowed. 

Argument(s) : (Column) is/are blank.

If an incorrect Expected Value is provided

Expected Value: Blue

Verification Failed (-16100) 


The value which is required was not found on the currently active page or view.

Original Value   

Expected Value : 

Now let's go through the list of Utility keywords to understand their utility by clicking here

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