Settings Dialog Box

This dialog box allows you to set and view the General, Hot Key, Plan, Run, Mobile, and ALM settings globally, for all tests.

General settings

UI Elements

Description

Show Power Mode Welcome dialog

Opens the Welcome to Power Mode dialog box when you activate Power Mode.

Tip: You can also hide this dialog by clearing the Display this screen when Power Mode is turned on check box in the dialog box.

Enable Animations

Enables animations for Data Injection and Annotations during test runs. Animation enhances the look and feel of the run, showing the operations within the applications in an animated way.

Note: Enabling animation may affect performance.

Language

A drop-down indicating the interface language.

Note: For a change in the interface language to take effect, you must restart Sprinter.

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Hot Keys

This pane lets you view the hot key settings for common actions during the creation and running of tests.

For example:

Pass Step Alt + F5
Fail Step Alt + F6
Return to Previous Step Alt +F7
Return to Next Step Alt + F8

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Plan settings

This pane lets you set the Plan mode settings.

The Plan options indicate where to place the text of the captured action:

  • Insert the text of the captured user action into the step's Description.

  • Insert the text of the captured user action into the step's Name.

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Run settings

This pane lets you set the Run mode settings.

UI Elements

Description

Capture all images during a test

Saves a screen capture of the application for every user action.

Relevant for tests run in Power Mode only.

Note: Capturing all images may cause a delay in the time it takes to submit a defect to Application Lifecycle Management and increase the storage needs of your platform server.

Capture all images for a failed test

Saves a screen capture of the application for every user action in a failed run.

Relevant for tests run in Power Mode only.

Capture all images for a failed step (tests with steps only)

Saves a screen capture of the application for all failed steps.

Relevant for tests run in Power Mode only.

Do not capture images

Does not save any screen captures of the application.

Relevant for tests run in Power Mode only.

Captured image size (percentage)

Sets the percentage of the size of the captured image, relative to the actual size. This applies to Storyboard, Annotation, and Screenshot images.

Relevant for tests run in Power Mode only.

Captured image quality (percentage)

Sets the percentage of the quality of the captured image. This applies to Storyboard, Annotation, and Screenshot images.

Relevant for tests run in Power Mode only.

Automatic screen movie recording

Automatically records a movie of your run. You can use a Smart Defect to attach the recorded movie to a defect.

Default state: Cleared

  • You must be connected to Application Lifecycle Management to use screen movies.

The screen movie functionality must first be enabled by your Application Lifecycle Management administrator.

The following guidelines apply:

  • The options in the Run Settings pane that control screen captures are relevant only for tests that were run in Power Mode and determine which screen captures will be available for display for the actions in the Storyboard. For details, see Storyboard Window.

  • Sprinter temporarily captures and saves images for each action in your run. The options in the Run pane determine which captures will be saved with the run results and which will be discarded.

  • If the Capture all images in a test option is disabled in the Setting dialog box, your ALM administrator can enable it in the project. In ALM, select Tools > Customize. In the Project Customization window, select the Sprinter node, and select the desired options in the Screen Captures section. For example, Enable Storing of all images during a test. For details, see Sprinter Customization in ALM .

  • For ALM, changes to the Run settings will only apply to actions captured after you made the change.

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Mobile settings

The Mobile pane lets your view and edit the connection parameters to a Mobile Center server. Mobile is relevant for tests run in Power Mode only.

To run a test with Mobile Center, you need to set up the Mobile Center server. For details, see the Mobile Center Help Center.

UI Elements

Description

URL

Your Mobile Center server URL. For example, yourServerName:8080.

User name, Password

Your Mobile Center credentials.

Use SSL

If the Mobile Center server was installed with secure access (https), you will need to select Use SSL. If you did not enable this option, and the Test Connection failed, try selecting this option.

To use SSL, your computer must have an SSL certificate installed in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities category.

Proxy settings

Allows you to enter the Mobile Center server's proxy information (only required when access to the Mobile Center server is via a proxy machine).

Test Connection Tests the connection to the Mobile Center server.

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ALM settings

The ALM pane lets your view the connection parameters to ALM. This pane is only available if you logged in with ALM. For details, see Logging in to Sprinter.

UI Elements

Description

URL

Your ALM server URL.

User name, Password

Your Mobile Center credentials.

Domain, Project

The domain and project storing your tests and/or business components.

Reconnect on startup

Instructs Sprinter to connect to the current project using your credentials, upon startup.

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DTS settings

The DTS pane lets your view the connection parameters to the Defect Tracking System.

This pane is not visible if you connected through ALM or Octane.

UI Elements

Description

Provider

The Defect Tracking System product: HPE Agile Manager, Bugzilla, File System, JIRA, or Mail.

URL

The complete URL of the DTS system.

For Bugzilla:

http(s)://host:port/

For Agile Manager:

http(s)://host:port/

For JIRA:

http(s)://host:port/

Username, Password

The credentials for connecting to the DTS server.

Connect Attempts to connect to the DTS using the information provided in the above fields.
Disconnect If currently connected, disconnects from the DTS.
Login/Logout

Logs in or out from the selected product or project.

Note: Only visible when a connection to the DTS server is established.

<product specific fields>

The section beneath the dividing line shows the fields that are specific to the Defect Tracking System:

Bugzilla
* Product. The product to which the defect should be submitted.

JIRA
* Project. The JIRA project to which the defect should be submitted.

Agile Manager
* Project. The Agile Manager project to which the defect should be submitted.
* Domain. The Agile Manager domain to which the defect should be submitted.
* Workspace. The Agile Manager workspace to which the defect should be submitted.

Mail
* Recipients. The users who receive email notifications of defects.

File System

Reconnect on startup

Instructs Sprinter to connect to the current product or project using your credentials, upon startup.

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