How to View Test Runs

This task describes how to view test run results. To learn more about test results, see Test Runs Overview.

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

View results for a test instance run

After running a test, you can analyze the execution results to determine which steps succeeded and which tests failed.

  1. On the ALM sidebar, under Testing, select Test Runs. Go to the Test Runs tab. For user interface details on the Test Runs tab, see Test Runs Module Window.

    Filter and sort the grid to display only those runs that meet your criteria. For example, you can define filters to display:

    • Tests that are currently running

    • Failed runs

    • Runs executed this month

    For user interface details on filtering data, see Filter Dialog Box.

  2. Select a test run and click Details to view detailed run results. For user interface details on the Run Details dialog box, see Run Details Dialog Box.

Back to top

View results for a Functional test set run

ALM Editions: The Test Set Runs tab is available only for ALM Edition. For 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.

After running a test set, you can analyze the test set results to determine which tests in a test set failed, and which steps caused the failure.

  1. On the ALM sidebar, under Testing, select Test Runs. Go to the Test Set Runs tab. For user interface details on the Test Set Runs tab, see Test Runs Module Window.

  2. To see the execution report of a test set run, select the run and click Show Report. To see a soft copy of an executed run, select the run and click Export Run. You can also see the execution report of a test set run by clicking the Last Run Report button in the Execution Grid tab in the Test Lab module.

    For details on the execution report, see Execution Report Page.

For user interface details on the Test Runs tab, see Test Runs Module Window.

Back to top

View results for a build verification suite run

ALM Editions: The Build Verification Suite Runs tab is available only for ALM Edition. For 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.

After running a build verification suite, you can analyze the build verification suite results to determine which test runs in a build verification suite failed, and which steps caused the failure.

  1. On the ALM sidebar, under Testing, select Test Runs. Go to the Build Verification Suite Runs tab. For user interface details on the Build Verification Suite Runs tab, see Test Runs Module Window.

  2. To see the execution report of a build verification suite run, select the run and click Show Report. To see a soft copy of an executed run, select the run and click Export Run. You can also see the execution report of a build verification suite run by clicking the Last Run Report button in the Build Verification module.

    For details on the execution report, see .

For user interface details on the Test Runs Module, see Test Runs Module Window.

Back to top

Manage linked defects

You can view, add, and remove defect links for test runs and test run steps. In the Test Details dialog box, the Run Details dialog box, or the Run Step Details dialog box, click the Linked Defects button on the sidebar.

Back to top

Purge test runs - optional

You can delete old runs from your project.

Select a run and then click the Delete button.

Note:  

  • You can only use purge runs for test runs, not test set or build verification suite runs.

  • You cannot delete test runs which are part of a currently running test set run or build verification suite run.
  • If you delete a test set run or build verification suite run, the underlying test runs will be deleted. Similarly, if you delete a build verification suite run, the underlying test set runs will be deleted.

Alternatively, the Purge Runs wizard enables you to select one or more runs to delete. Use one of the following:

  • In the Test Lab > Test Sets tab, select Test Sets > Purge Runs.

  • In the Test Runs > Test Runs tab, select Test Runs > Purge Runs.

For user interface details on the Purge Runs wizard, see Purge Runs Wizard.