Plan Area

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

My Tests Lists Pane

This area display all of the tests and components that are active. Using the Create, Open and Favorite buttons, you can add new or tests to the list.

The following table describes the user interface elements:

UI Element

Description

Create

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

Drop-down options for an ALM connection :

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

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

Open

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

Drop-down options for ALM connections:

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

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

Save

Enables you to save the items in the My Tests List 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.

Versions

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.

My Tests List

The list of open tests and components.

Note:

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

  • 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. Select the node and review the displayed definitions for any warning messages. For details, see the Details Section .

  • An open lock symbol next to a test or component indicates that it may be edited.

  • 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.

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Hide/Show. Hides or shows the Plan area.

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Details Section (Plan Mode)

The Details section displays the test or component details, when you select a test or component in the My Test List pane.

The following image shows the Details pane for tests.

These guidelines apply:

  • The only editable fields are Description and in ALM, User-Defined Fields if they were defined in your project.
  • The Details pane for components has a read-only Created by field.
  • Use the Status dropdown to set the test's current status: Design, Imported, Ready, or Repair.
  • You can save tests and components only after you enter information in mandatory user-defined fields (marked with an asterisk), if they were defined for the project.

Descriptions of the user interface elements are available when you hover over them.

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Steps Tab (Plan Mode)

This Steps tab displays the steps in your test or component and enables you to edit, move, and delete steps. You can also add attachments, calls to external Application Lifecycle Management tests, and screen captures.

For details, see Steps Tab (Plan mode).

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Parameters Tab (Plan Mode)

This pane enables you to create parameters and edit their details. It displays existing parameters and allows you to edit their values.

For tests, only input parameters are supported. For components, both input and output parameters are supported.


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User interface elements

Add New Parameter. Prompts you to enter a name, description and default value for the new paramter.

Delete Parameter. Deletes the selected parameter. (only visible from the Parameters tab in the Plan mode.)

Move up/down. Allows you to reorder the listed parameters. (only visible from the Parameters tab in the Plan mode.)

Filter. Filter the parameter list. When you click the filter button, your are prompted to enter the text by which to filter the parameter names. The wildcard symbol "*" is supported.

If a filter is active, select Filter > Clear Filter to remove the filter.

Parameter grid

Name

The name of the parameter.

Default Value

The default value for an input parameter.

Description

A description of the parameter and its purpose.

In Use

Indicates whether the parameter is used by the test or component.

Value

The value of the parameter.

Available only for: output parameters in components

Is Encrypted

Indicates whether to encrypt the parameter. This option is automatically selected if the parameter is already encrypted in ALM.

Available only for: input parameters defined for components

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