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Consolidated Playwright HTML Report on HyperExecute

Playwright is a Node.js library that uses a single API to automate Chromium, Firefox, and WebKit. It is designed to enable powerful, reliable, and efficient automated browser testing. Playwright can also automate Microsoft Edge since it is built on the open-source Chromium web framework.

LambdaTest allows you to run Playwright tests across 40+ real browsers and operating system combinations. This guide will help you on how to generate a HTML Report for Playwright testing on the LambdaTest platform.


Reporters are components or tools that generate human-readable output to display the results of test executions. They play a crucial role in providing developers, testers, and other stakeholders with valuable insights into the outcomes of automated tests. Reporters take the raw test execution data and format it into a structured and readable presentation.

Built-in Reporters

Playwright Test provides several pre-defined or built-in reporters. Each reporter may present the test results in a different way, suitable for specific needs or preferences. These built-in reporters offer different levels of detail and visualization options, helping developers to understand the test results and identify any potential issues more effectively.

Following are the Playwright built-in reporters:

  • List Reporter
  • Line Reporter
  • Dot Reporter
  • HTML Reporter
  • JSON Reporter
  • JUnit Reporter
  • GitHub Actions annotations

Custom Reporters

Apart from the built-in reporters, Playwright Test also allows developers to create custom reporters i.e. you have the flexibility to define your own format and layout for displaying test results. Custom reporters are beneficial when you have specific reporting requirements or when you want to integrate the test results seamlessly into your existing development or CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment) workflow.

HTML Report on HyperExecute

There are several built-in reporters in Playwright Test for various needs, along with an option to create Custom Reporters.

HTML reporter produces a self-contained folder that contains a report for the test run that can be served as a web page. With Hyperexecute, we support the generation of a single HTML report for the complete job.

By default, an HTML report is opened automatically if some of the tests failed. However, you can control this behavior via the open property in the Playwright config file. The possible values for that property are always, never, and on-failure (default).

In the case of Hyperexecute, we always have to set it to never.

Steps to Generate HTML Report on HyperExecute

Step 1: Update your Playwright Configuration File by adding the below code

playwright.config.js File

import { devices } from '@playwright/test';

const config = {
timeout: 5 * 60 * 1000, // Maximum time one test can run for
testDir: './tests',
testMatch: /.*\.spec\.js/,
reporter: [['html', { open: 'never' }]],

By default, the report is written into the playwright-report folder in the current working directory. The same location can be used in the report parameters in the YAML file.

Step 2: Now configure the report parameters in the HyperExecute YAML file.

report: true
frameworkName: playwright
location: playwright-report
type: html

Step 3: Now execute your job by triggering the HyperExecute CLI. You can visit the HyperExecute dashboard to download the report after job completion.


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