Web Runner FAQs

This section answers some of the questions frequently asked about ALM Web Runner.

What browsers does Web Runner support?

Web Runner is purely web-based, so it works with any browser including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge, and runs on any type of PC or tablet with a browser.

For more information about the support matrix for Web Runner, see System requirements.

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What can I do in Web Runner?

You can do most of the common end-user tasks in Web Runner, with the following modules: Dashboard, Releases, Requirements, Test Plan, Test Lab, and Defects. You can implement customizable workflow using JavaScript language as well.

Web Runner has a modern user interface that provides a productive work environment. Web Runner functionality is evolving in each release. See the following table for details:

Module Functionality 17.0.x 16.0.x 15.5.x 15.0.x
Dashboard > Analysis View          
Dashboard > Dashboard View   View only View only View only  
Management > Releases CRUD      
Requirements > Requirements CRUD      
Requirement tree      
Requirement grid        
Linked defects      
Requirement traceability        
Test Coverage

Starting from 17.0.1

Coverage analysis        
Traceability matrix        
Version control View only      
Testing > Test Plan CRUD    
Test Plan tree    
Test grid        
Test configurations        
Requirement coverage

View only

Starting from 17.0.1

Linked defects    
Version control View only View only    
Testing > Test Lab CRUD      
Execution grid Manual tests only
Execution flow        
Linked defects    
Testing > Test Runs          
Project Customization User Properties * * * *
Project users * * * *
Groups and permissions * * * *
Module access * * * *
Project entities * * * *
Requirement types * * * *
Risk-based quality management        
Project lists * * * *
Automail * * * *
Alert users        


  • Blank: Unsupported

  • : Supported

  • *: These customizations should be defined using ALM Desktop Client. Existing customizations can all be used in Web Runner.

  • CRUD: Create, read, update, and delete

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Can I run UFT tests with Web Runner?

Yes, with the ALM Test Execution Agent configured on your host machine, you can trigger UFT tests and view the results (passed/failed) in Web Runner.

For details, see Run tests automatically.

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Does Web Runner have any features to enforce processes?

You can use customizable workflow scripts to implement controls.

For details, see Customize workflow scripts.

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Does Web Runner consume a full ALM license?

Because Web Runner has most of the common functionality, it consumes a full ALM/Quality Center license.

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