Sprinter Customization in ALM

This page is only available in ALM, and allows you to customize and override the settings in Sprinter.

This dialog box enables you to activate or deactivate Sprinter features. Deactivated features are visible in the Sprinter user interface, but are inactive.

To access

In an ALM project, click Tools > Customize. Then click the Sprinter node in the left pane.

Important information

The settings available in the Sprinter page control which features are enabled in Sprinter. Users still need the correct permissions within ALM that allow them to perform various functions.

For example, suppose you select Allow editing of steps in Sprinter Run Mode. The features that allow step editing will be enabled in Sprinter. However, users that do not have test editing permissions in ALM will still be unable to edit steps in a test.

See also

Run Settings Pane (Settings Dialog Box)

User interface elements are described below:

UI Elements

Description

Save

Saves Sprinter customization changes.

Enable manual tests to run with

Options include:

  • Manual Runner. Enable manual tests to run with the Manual Runner only.

  • Sprinter. Enable manual tests to run with Sprinter only.

  • Both Manual Runner and Sprinter.(Default) Enable manual tests to run with Manual Runner or Sprinter.

Screen Captures

  • Sprinter temporarily saves the screen captures of all the actions in your test. You indicate which images to capture during the run, in Sprinter's Settings dialog box, in the Run pane. For details, see Run Settings Pane (Settings Dialog Box).

  • The settings below control access to the corresponding options in Sprinter’s Run pane. These are useful for administrators, as it allows them to limit the amount of images saved during test runs.

    • Enable storing of all images during a test. Enables the storing of all images during a run.

      Note: Storing all images during a test may cause a delay due to traffic and increase the storage needs on the ALM repository.

    • Enable storing of all images for a failed test. (Default) Enables the storing of all images for a failed test during a run.

    • Enable storing of all images for a failed step (tests with steps only). Enables the storing of all images for a failed step during a run.

    • Disable storing of images. Disables the storing of any images during a run.

  • Regardless of your selection, you can always attach screen captures to defects, both during your test, and at the end of your test from the test results.

Allow macros

Enable recording and running macros in Sprinter. Macros are available only for tests run in Sprinter using Power Mode.

Allow Data Injection

Enable Sprinter's Data Injection feature, allowing you to automatically enter data into fields in your test application. Data Injection is available only for tests run in Sprinter using Power Mode.

Allow Mirroring

Enable Sprinter's Mirroring feature, allowing you to run the same test scenario on different configurations. Mirroring is available only for tests run in Sprinter using Power Mode.

Note: This feature is available from ALM 12.50.

Allow editing of steps in Sprinter

Enable adding, deleting, and modifying the name or description of steps in a test.

If this option is cleared, you are still able to modify the actual results of a step and add screen captures to steps.

Allow attaching movies to defects

Enable attaching movies to defects when opening a defect from Sprinter's Tools sidebar, Workspace Tools sidebar, or from the test results.

  • Maximum movie length (minutes). The maximum length of the movie that you can attach to a defect. The movie length for each defect is set in Sprinter's Smart Defect Settings dialog box. You can attach a movie to a defect, of a size that is up to the length of time defined by this setting. The maximum allowable length of a movie is 10 minutes.

  • Note:

    • Increasing the length of movies that can be attached to defects may cause a delay in the time it takes to submit a defect to ALM and increase the storage needs of your ALM server.

    • The length of the movie you can attach to a defect may be limited by the maximum size of an attachment you are allowed to attach to a defect in ALM.

Add snapshot link to the step's actual/expected result fields Sprinter allows you to attach snapshots to test steps. This parameter enables ALM to show the snapshots created in Sprinter as links in the actual or expected result fields of the test.
Capture the actual step image automatically when the step status changes Enable capturing of the step image automatically when the status of the step changes.