Automatic Runner Dialog Box

This dialog box enables you to run tests from a Default test set automatically. You can run an entire test set or specific tests, including both automated and manual tests.

To access

In the Test Lab module > Test Sets tab, use one of the following methods:

  • Select a test set that includes one or more automated tests and click the Run Test Set button.

  • To run selected tests, select a test set and click the Execution Grid tab or Execution Flow tab. Select one or more tests and click the Run button.

  • To run only manual tests, select the tests and click the Run button. In the Manual Test Run dialog box, select Automatic Runner and click OK.

Important information
  • The Automatic Runner is used only for tests in Default test sets.

  • For an automated test, ALM opens the selected testing tool automatically and runs the test. Test execution commences only when the selected host becomes available to run tests.
  • For a manual test that you define to run on a remote host, ALM notifies a designated tester by email to run the test on the specified host. This notification can be sent only if you designate a tester for the test in the Responsible Tester field in the Execution Grid.

  • To run several test sets concurrently on multiple remote hosts, open a new Automatic Runner dialog box instance for each test set.

  • For additional considerations when running UFT tests, see How to Run Unified Functional Testing (UFT) GUI Tests.

Relevant tasks

How to Run Tests in ALM

See also

User interface elements are described below:

UI Element

Description

Run Selected

Runs selected tests in the Automatic Runner dialog box.

Available from: Run menu

Select All

Selects all tests in the Automatic Runner dialog box.

Available from: Run menu

Deselect All

Clears selection of all tests in the Automatic Runner dialog box.

Available from: Run menu

Invert Selection

Selects or clears the selection of all tests in the Automatic Runner dialog box.

Available from: Run menu

Run All Tests. Runs all the tests in the Automatic Runner dialog box.

Run Selected Tests. Runs the selected tests.

Stop the Run. Terminates text execution before it completes.

Stop All Runs. Terminates all tests that are running in the Automatic Runner dialog box.

Run All Tests Locally

Executes all tests on your local machine.

Enable Log

Creates an execution log file during the test run.

To view the execution log after text execution, select Run > View Execution Log. For details, see Execution Log Dialog Box.

Test Name

The name of the test to be run.

Run on Host

The host machine designated to remotely run the test.

To execute tests remotely, select a host machine for each test. You must first clear the Run All Tests Locally check box.

Click the Run on Host grid box, and click the browse button. The Select Host dialog box opens. Under <Any Host>, select a host or host group to run the test.

If you select a host group, ALM runs the test on the first available host in the group, not on every host in the group.

Status

Displays text execution progress.