Test Types

The following test types are available in the Test Plan module.

ALM Editions: Not all test types are available with each edition. For more information about ALM editions and their functionality, see ALM Editions. To find out what edition of ALM you are using, ask your ALM site administrator.

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Test Type

Description

BUSINESS-PROCESS

A business process test. For details, see the Micro Focus Business Process Testing User Guide: How to Create Business Process Tests and Flows.

EXTERNAL-TEST

A test entity that references a test saved in an external repository. For details, see Integrating External Tests Overview.

Tip: LeanFT: If you run LeanFT in Jenkins or other continuous integration frameworks, you can also use the EXTERNAL-TEST type in relevant versions of ALM to synchronize externally executed test results with ALM.

FLOW

A test comprising a collection of business components in a fixed sequence that performs a specific task. For details, see the Micro Focus Business Process Testing User Guide: How to Create Business Process Tests and Flows .

LEANFT-TEST

A LeanFT test. For details, see LeanFT Tests Overview.

Each LEANFT-TEST represents a single test method inside a LeanFT test class.

Tip: For data-driving your ALM tests, you can create input parameters to correspond to parameters in the LeanFT test method code.

Tip: If you run LeanFT in Jenkins or other continuous integration frameworks, you can also use the EXTERNAL-TEST type in relevant versions of ALM to synchronize externally executed test results with ALM.

LR-SCENARIO

A scenario that is executed by LoadRunner.

MANUAL

A test that is run manually.

PERFORMANCE-TEST

A performance test.

QAINSPECT_TEST

A test that is executed by QAInspect, the Micro Focus security testing tool.

QUICKTEST_TEST

A GUI test that is executed by Unified Functional Testing, the Micro Focus functional enterprise testing tool.

This test type is only available if you have installed the appropriate add-in from the Application Lifecycle Management Add-ins page. You can access the Add-ins page in ALM from Help > Add-ins.

SERVICE-TEST

An API test, created in Unified Functional Testing or Service Test, Micro Focus's tool for creating tests for GUI-less applications such as Web and REST services. For details on API tests, see the Micro Focus Service Test User Guide or the information about API testing in the Micro Focus Unified Functional Testing User Guide.

This test type is only available if you have installed the appropriate add-in from the Application Lifecycle Management Add-ins page. For details on installing add-ins, refer to the Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Note: API tests can be viewed in, and launched from, ALM. You can create API tests in Unified Functional Testing or Service Test. Alternatively, you can create a business process test or flow that is automated as an API test.

SYSTEM-TEST

A test that instructs ALM to provide system information, capture a desktop image, or restart a machine.

VAPI-XP-TEST

A test that is created by Visual API-XP, the ALM open test architecture API testing tool. For details on VAPI-XP tests, see VAPI-XP Tests.

VuGenScript

A VuGen script that is executed by LoadRunner, the Micro Focus load testing tool.