Run Setup Area

This area enables you to open tests and select which tests to include in your run. You can define test details and view previous test results. You can also configure Power Mode.

For ALM users:

UI Example

For ALM users:

For Octane users:

For non-ALM users:


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To access

Enter Run mode. The Run Setup area is in the left pane.

Related tasks
Important information for ALM users
  • The Test Runs list contains the list of all the tests you can include in your next run. Any changes you make to the Test Runs list do not affect Application Lifecycle Management or the Application Lifecycle Management Test Lab module.

  • Tests in the Test Runs list correspond to instances of a configuration in Application Lifecycle Management. These instances are referred to as tests throughout the product and this guide.

See also

Tips for the Test Runs List

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

UI Elements

Description

Run

  • Runs all the activated tests in the Test Runs list.

  • For details on activating and deactivating tests, see the description of the context menu (right-click) options for the Test Runs list, below.
  • You can indicate whether to run your tests on the desktop , or on a mobile device .

Run in Power Mode to enable data injection, mirroring, scanners, and macros.

  • Runs all the activated tests in the Test Runs list.

  • For details on activating and deactivating tests, see the description of the context menu (right-click) options for the Test Runs list, below.


(for non-ALM users)

Open Test. Adds a test to the Test Runs list.

Drop-down options:

  • Open Test. Adds a test to the Test Runs list. If you have tests in the Test Runs list, this option removes the current tests in the list and replaces them with your selection. If your tests are not saved, you are prompted to save them.
  • Append Test. Appends a test to the Test Runs list. The Append option adds your selection to the end of the Test Runs list.


(for ALM users)

Adds a test to the Test Runs list.

Drop-down options:

  • Open HPE ALM Test. (Default) Opens the Open Dialog Box.

    If you have tests in the Test Runs list, the Open option removes the current tests in the list and replaces them with your selection. If your tests are not saved, you are prompted to save them.

  • Append HPE ALM Test. Opens the Open Dialog Box. The tests you select are appended to the Test Runs list.
    The Append option adds your selection to the end of the Test Runs list.

Saves the selected tests in the Test Runs list.

Shortcut key:Ctrl+S

Drop-down options:

  • Save. Saves the run definitions for the selected tests.

  • Save All. Saves the run definitions for all the tests in the Test Runs list.

Note: 

  • For non-ALM users, when you save a test, Sprinter creates a folder in the same folder as your test, which contains all your test's run information. The folder name is in the format <test_name_Runs>.

For ALM users, Application Lifecycle Management tests are automatically saved to Application Lifecycle Management throughout the test run. If you lose your connection to Application Lifecycle Management during a run, your test will display an asterisk next to its name indicating that the test has changes that have not been saved. You must first reconnect to Application Lifecycle Management in the Application Lifecycle Management Connection Dialog Box and then click the Save button to manually save the run results to Application Lifecycle Management.

Enables you to save the current list of tests as a favorite and load a saved list of tests into the Test Runs list.

For details on how Sprinter maintains the list of favorites, see How User Information is Maintained.

Drop-down options:

  • Add to Favorites. Saves the current Test Runs list as a favorite in the Favorites list.

  • Manage Favorites. Allows you to change the order of your Favorites list and remove favorites from the list. For details, see the Manage Favorites Dialog Box.

Select Columns. Allows you to select which columns to display in the Test Runs list. For example to add the run name column to the display, select Run.

You can also select columns by right-clicking on the column headers.

Name

The list of tests available to be included in the next run.

For ALM users, tests in the Test Runs list correspond to instances of a configuration in Application Lifecycle Management. These instances are referred to as tests throughout the product and this guide.

  • When you click the Run button, only active tests in the Test Runs list are run. For details on how to activate and deactivate tests, see the description of the context menu (right-click) options described below. Deactivated tests appear disabled (gray) in the Test Runs list.

  • Right-click a test in the Test Runs list to view the context menu (right-click) options described below.

  • For each test in the list you can set the status of the test by clicking in the Status column and selecting a value from the drop-down list.

  • When you select a test in the Test Runs list, the details pane displays the groups for that test. For details, see Run Setup Definitions Group and Results Group.

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

  • For ALM users, a warning symbol next to a test indicates a problem with the definitions for that test. When you select the test, the warning symbol is also displayed next to the node that is causing the warning. Select the node and review the displayed definitions for any warning messages. For details, see the Run Setup Definitions Group.

  • For ALM users, a lock symbol next to a test indicates that the test is currently locked. This occurs when you load a previous run of a test, and that run is also currently being edited in Application Lifecycle Management.

  • The Name and Status columns are displayed by default. You can right-click on the column headers of the Test Runs list to add and select the displayed columns, and drag column dividers to adjust column width. You can also drag columns to change the order in which they are displayed.

<Context menu (right-click) options>
  • Move Up. Moves the selected test up the Test Runs list.

  • Move Down. Moves the selected test down the Test Runs list.

  • Remove. Removes the selected tests from the Test Runs list.

  • Activate/Deactivate Test. Includes or removes the selected tests from the next run session. Deactivated tests appear disabled (gray) in the Test Runs list.

  • Run This Test Only. Starts a run with the selected test only.

  • Replace with New Run. Removes the selected test from the Test Runs list, replaces it with a new copy and saves any run results. (This can be useful if a test in the Test Runs list failed and you want to re-run the test.)

  • Add New Run. Adds a new run of the selected tests to the Test Runs list.

  • Show All Runs. Opens the All Runs Dialog Box.

Status

The status values include the following default system values as well as any user-defined status values:

  • Passed. The test passed.

  • Failed. The test failed.

  • Blocked. The test is blocked.

  • Not Completed. The test was paused in the middle of the run.

  • No Run. (Default selection) The test has not yet been run.

  • N/A. Current status is not applicable.

The Name and Status columns are displayed by default. You can right-click on the column headers of the Test Runs list to add and select the displayed columns, and drag column dividers to adjust column width. You can also drag columns to change the order in which they are displayed.

Test Name (for ALM users)

(Not displayed by default) The name of the test as it appears in the Test Plan in Application Lifecycle Management.

Right-click on the column headers of the Test Runs list to select which columns to display.

Test Set Name (for ALM users)

(Not displayed by default) The name of the test set that contains the test, as it appears in the Test Lab in Application Lifecycle Management.

Right-click on the column headers of the Test Runs list to select which columns to display.

Run

(Not displayed by default) The name of the run.

Right-click on the column headers of the Test Runs list to select which columns to display.

Enables you to configure and activate Power Mode for your tests. For details, see Power Mode Group.