Your First Playwright Run

Running Playwright tests with Currents Dashboard
Integrating Currents with Playwright enables recording test results together with screenshots, videos, and traces to the cloud dashboard. That unlocks more effective troubleshooting, analytics and proactive monitoring, extending your team's workflows using REST API, WebHooks and built-in integration with Slack, GitHub etc.
Playwright runs
The Playwright integration is in public beta mode. Some functionality is limited and not all aspects are fully documented.


Here's an overview of what steps you'll need to take to start running Playwright tests using the Currents dashboard and a CI:
  • Create an organization and a project
  • Install @currents/playwright npm package
  • Enable traces, videos and screenshots in playwright.config.js|ts to enhance the dashboard test results
  • Run the tests using pwc CLI command or by configuring an extra reporter
  • Update your CI provider configuration

Create an Organization and a Project

After signing up for the dashboard service, you will be prompted to create a new organization and a project. You can change the name later.
Creating an Organization and a Project in Currents dashboard
After creating a new organization and a project, you'll see on-screen instructions with your newly created projectId and record key. Select Playwright from the framework selection list and then choose the preferred installation method (see below)

Install @currents/playwright package

npm i -D @currents/playwright

Update playwright.config.js|ts

Enabled traces, videos and screenshots in playwright.config.js|ts to enhance the dashboard test results.
use: {
// ...
trace: "on",
video: "on",
screenshot: "on",

Create your first Playwright run

@currents/playwright provides an executable script named pwc - it runs playwright with a predefined configuration. Alternatively, you can add @currents/playwright reporter to Playwright configuration file.

Using pwc CLI command

Run pwc to create your first Playwright run in Currents dashboard. Set the record key, and project id obtained from Currents dashboard in the previous step. Learn more about CI Build ID.
npx pwc --key RECORD_KEY --project-id PROJECT_ID --ci-build-id hello-currents

Manually configuring @currents/playwright reporter

Alternatively, you can manually add the reporter to Playwright configuration:
reporter: [
// ... other reporters, if exist
Preset environment variables
CURRENTS_PROJECT_ID=PROJECT_ID \ // the projectId from
CURRENTS_RECORD_KEY=RECORD_KEY \ // the record key from
CURRENTS_CI_BUILD_ID=hello-currents \
npx playwright test
cmd /V /C "set CURRENTS_PROJECT_ID=PROJECT_ID // the projectId from
&& set CURRENTS_RECORD_KEY=RECORD_KEY // the record key from
&& set CURRENTS_CI_BUILD_ID=hello-currents
&& npx playwright test"
With the reporter configured, you can run npx playwright test to start sending the results to Currents dashboard.

Explore the Newly Created Run

A link to the newly generated run will appear at the end of the execution:
A link to recorded results appearing at the end of Playwright tests execution

Update CI Provider Configuration

In order to collect results from multiple CI runners, please make sure that --ci-build-id is similar across parallel machines, but is unique for each build.
Please reach out to our in-app support chat to get help with setting up the CI pipeline.
Currents support collecting results from parallel executions on multiple machines using the built-in Playwright Sharding. The results will be kept as a single dashboard run as long as they share the same CI build ID.
Check out the example for popular CI providers below, more examples for different providers will be added in future.


Check out the example repository for integrating with GitHub Actions: Here’s a quick reference to configuration files:

Good To Know


By default, Playwright only captures screenshots at the end of a test, according to the provided screenshot option. Manually created screenshots are hidden by default and won't be attached to any test.
To send screenshots to Currents, they have to be attached to the test. For example, you can attach a screenshot to a test like this
const { test, expect } = require("@playwright/test");
test("basic test", async ({ page }, testInfo) => {
await page.goto("<>");
const screenshot = await page.screenshot();
await testInfo.attach("screenshot", {
body: screenshot,
contentType: "image/png",
For more information see the Playwright test info attachment documentation.


  • We recommend using the native Playwright Shards while we are working on other types of orchestration-related features.
  • Reruns are not supported - rerunning with the same CI build ID would generate a warning and new results would not be uploaded. Please use a new CI build ID.
  • Cross-machines auto-cancellation is not currently supported
  • Full parallel mode and parallelizing tests in a single file are not currently supported