How to resolve Automated Test Framework (ATF) error "This step's 'Field values' field is assigned an output value from a step that no longer exists"


Description

Symptoms


Set Field Values step fails with below error message,

This step's 'Field values' field is assigned an output value from a step that no longer exists. 
To fix this problem, edit this step and replace the value for the 'Field values' field with a valid value.

Below screenshot shows the same error message in full context,

Below screenshot shows the affected "Set Field Values" step in detail,

Release


Any supported release. 

Cause


The step 1 which is referred in the above screenshot is de-activated by the user as below, however "Set Field values" step depends on Step 1 output and hence "Set Field values" step errors out.

Resolution


Correct the "Step field values" step so that it doesn't refer Step 1 output.

OR

Activate the Step 1.

Additional Information


Automated Test Framework

Automated test form steps