Need to start and stop appium server programatically


#1

Hi i am trying to start and stop Appium server programmatically by following the steps mentioned in the below URL

but getting errors in all the steps…

kindly let us know if there is any other methods to do…

Kindly find the below URL for the error that we also get


#2

You might have some setup issues, revise your setup. Node Instalation and configuration, Java_home and everything else.
Here is my implementation. I;m just calling the startServer method in @BeforeSuite and stopServer in @AfterSuite.
APPIUM_PORT and LOG_LEVEL are constants defined in .properties file. Replace it with 4723 and error/debug/info

private static AppiumDriverLocalService service;
private static Logger log = LogManager.getLogger(AppiumSetup.class.getName());

public static void startServer(){
	AppiumServiceBuilder builder;
	log.info("Building and starting the server:");
	builder = new AppiumServiceBuilder();
	builder.usingPort(APPIUM_PORT);
	builder.withCapabilities(capabilities);
	builder.withArgument(GeneralServerFlag.SESSION_OVERRIDE);
	builder.withArgument(GeneralServerFlag.LOG_LEVEL, LogLevel);
	service = AppiumDriverLocalService.buildService(builder);
	service.start();
	log.info("Server started on Port - " + APPIUM_PORT);
}

public static void stopServer() {
	try {
		log.info("Trying to stop the server...");
		service.stop();
		log.info("Success, Server stopped.");
	} catch (Exception e) {
		log.info("Appium server could not be stopped.");
	}
}

#3

thank you @Zuceac when i tried the code than you mentioned with the changes i am getting error like below
Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException: Unable to find executable for: cmd.exe


#4

As I said, you might have configuration errors. Check them. Try to add cmd to your environment path.
Can you start appium manually from cmd?


#5

@Zuzeac Thanks for your help. I could able to run appium manually from cmd and all my configurations are properly made. I figured that eclipse was not able to identify the path correctly, so adding the PATH in eclipse ease my work and the script is running.


#6

I think, it would be good if you showed your configuration first. Anyway, here is another example: http://olyv-qa.blogspot.com/2017/11/start-appium-session-programmatically.html which I created some time ago