Order Test Instances Dialog Box

This dialog box enables you to change the execution order of the tests in the Execution Grid or Execution Flow.

To access

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

  • In the Execution Flow, press the Ctrl key and select two or more tests. Right-click a test and select Order Test Instances.

  • In the Execution Grid, select Tests > Order Test Instances.

Important information
  • When determining the order for running tests, ALM first checks the Execution Flow. The order you define in the Execution Grid is only used if there are no conditions set in the Execution Flow.

  • In the Execution Grid, ALM runs the tests according to the specified order, grouped by host type. For example, if you have your tests ordered as test1, test2, and test3, ALM runs test1 and test3 first if they are set to run on the same host, followed by test2 on a different host.

Relevant tasks

How to Run Tests Automatically

See also

Test Execution Overview

User interface elements are described below (unlabeled elements are shown in angle brackets):

UI Element


Move Selected Up/Down. Enables you to set the execution order by moving the selected test up or down in the list.

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In the Execution Grid, displays the tests in the selected test set.

In the Execution Flow, displays the tests that you selected.

Select a test from the list and click the up or down arrow to change the position of the test in the sequence. Alternatively, you can drag the tests up or down.