Plan Area

This area enables you to create, open, and save tests and components.

Tasks you can accomplish with the Plan area:

UI example


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To access
  1. Start Sprinter and close the Welcome window, if open.

  2. Click Plan in the Sprinter title bar.

See also

Test and component icons

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

UI Element

Description

Creates a new test or component and adds it to the Tests and Componentslist.

Drop-down options:

  • New HPE ALM Test. (Default) Adds a new blank test to the Tests and Components list.

  • New HPE ALM Business Component. Adds a new component to the Tests and Components list.

Adds an existing test or component to the Tests and Components list.

Drop-down options:

  • Open HPE ALM  Test. (Default) Opens the Open ALM Test dialog box. The tests you select are added to the Tests and Components list.

  • Open HPE ALM  Business Component. Opens the Open ALM Business Component dialog box. The components you select are added to the Tests and Components list.

For details, see Author a Test or Component.

Opens the Save/Save As Dialog Box which enables you to save the items in the Tests and Components Tests list.

Shortcut key: Ctrl+S

Drop-down options:

  • Save. Saves the selected test or component.

  • Save As. Saves a copy of the selected test or component to the specified location.

Note: The save options are disabled when more than one test or component is selected.

Enables you to manage versions of tests and components.

Drop-down options:

  • Check Out. Checks out the test or component from ALM.

  • Check In. Checks the test or component ALM.

  • Undo Check Out. Cancels the check out of the test or component and discards all of the changes made since it was checked out.

Notes:

  • These options are enabled only when you are connected to an Application Lifecycle Management project that supports version control.

  • Viewing version history and baseline history of tests and components is not supported.

Important:

  • Before upgrading a project in ALM, make sure to check-in all Sprinter files in the Test Resources module.

Name

The list of open tests and components.

Notes:

  • When you select a test or component, the details pane displays the Definitions Group for that test or component. .

  • An asterisk next to a test or component name indicates the test or component has changes that have not been saved.

  • A warning symbol next to a test or component indicates a problem with the definitions of the test or component or in the Steps tab. When you select the test or component, the warning symbol is also displayed adjacent to the node in the Definitions group or step, that is causing the warning. Select the node and review the displayed definitions for any warning messages. For details, see the Definitions Group (Test/Component Tab).

  • A lock symbol next to a test or component indicates that it is currently locked (in a non-versioned project) or checked-out to another user (in a versioned project).

<Context menu (right-click) options>

The following options are available from the context menu, when you select a test or component from the list.

  • Check Out. Checks out the test or components from ALM.

  • Check In. Checks in the test or components into ALM.

  • Undo Check Out. Cancels the check out of the test or component and discards all of the changes made since it was checked out.

  • Remove. Removes the selected tests or components from the Tests and Components list.

  • Save. Saves the selected test or component.

  • Save As. Saves a copy of the selected test or component to the specified location.

Hide/Show. Hides or shows the Plan area.