How to Create Tests

This task describes how to create folders of test subjects in the test plan tree, and add tests to the test subjects.

Note: This task is part of a higher-level task. For details, see How to Plan Tests in ALM.

To learn more about test specification, see Test Plan Specification Overview.

  1. Create test subjects

    Create folders in the test plan tree. Each folder represents a test subject – a testing area in your application.

    To create a test subject:

    1. On the ALM sidebar, under Testing, select Test Plan.

    2. Select View > Test Plan Tree.

    3. Select the Subject root folder or an existing test subject, and click New Folder  .

      Example:  

      To test a flight reservation application that lets you manage flight scheduling, passenger bookings, and ticket sales, you might define the following subjects for the test plan tree:

      Notice how the Itinerary subject contains additional subject folders. These folders further categorize the tests in the test plan tree by creating additional levels of subjects. For the complete example, refer to the ALM_Demo project.

  2. Create tests in the test plan tree

    Create tests under test subject folders.

    To create tests:

    1. In the Test Plan tree, right-click the folder, and select New Test.

    2. Fill in the fields in the New Test dialog box. For user interface details, see New Test Dialog Box.

      Each test should have a distinct objective, such as verifying a specific function or system requirement. The tests you define should be based on the goals you set at the beginning of the application management process.

      Example:  

      In the test plan tree shown in the previous step, you might assign tests to the Itinerary subject folders as follows:

      Tip: For test types that support test configurations, a test configuration is automatically created when you create the test. For details, see How to Work with Test Configurations.

    Note: To create and edit Unified Functional Testing tests from within ALM, you must install the UFT One add-in from the Add-ins page. You can access the Add-ins page in ALM from Help > Add-ins.