“Action” means a step or a group of steps used in testing an application. Each script has only one action.
Generally, there are 3 types of actions.
Non- Reusable Action: This action can be called only once by the test in which it is written or saved.
Reusable Action: Can call this as many times as required by the test. It is also saved in the test itself.
External Action: The name itself, explains that this action is saved in another (external) test. This works in the same way as the reusable action, just with a difference in its location. And this external action can be edited as well.