Create and run a test batch

Relevant for: GUI tests and components and API testing

Test Batch Runner enables you to run tests in a collective, successive test run.

Tests are run individually but sequentially in a single session.

Open the Test Batch Runner

You do not need to have UFT open to use the Test Batch Runner.

Start the Test Batch Runner from the Start menu, or from the following path: <UFT installation folder/bin/UFTBatchRunner.exe.

Tip: Once open, if you are using a concurrent license, select Test > Close UFT after Test Run to close UFT and release the license once the test run is complete.

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Add batches or tests

Use Test Batch Runner to create a list of tests that can be used to run the same batch of tests again another time. Save the list as a batch .mtb file.

Tip: You can include or exclude a test in your batch list from running during a particular batch run without affecting the other tests in the batch.

Add a test batch file (.mtb)
  1. Select File > Add or click the Add button .
  2. Navigate to the folder in which the batch file is saved.
Add individual tests
  1. Select Tests > Add or click the Add button .
  2. In the Browse For Folder dialog box, select the folder in which your tests are located.

All the tests from the selected folder are added to the Tests pane in the main Test Batch Runner window.

Note: When adding tests through the Tests > Add menu command, you must select all the tests from the target folder.

If you do not want to run all the tests in the target folder, select the check boxes next to the tests you want to run before you run the test batch.

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Run the test batch

Click the Run button to run the test batch.

The Output pane allows you view the results of the test run in run time, including:

  • The test's path in the file system
  • The progress of the test
  • Any errors that occur during the run

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Run the test batch via the command line

Run the test batch via the command line to include UFT tests in a build run, in a continuous integration system.

In the Command Line window, enter UFTBatchRunnerCMD.exe and the source switch followed by the test batch file (.mtb) or folder containing the test.

For example, your command line might contain text like this:

UFTBatchRunnerCMD.exe -source "C:\users\MySample.mtb"
UFTBatchRunnerCMD.exe -source "C:\users\APITest1"

Pass test parameters in your command

Supported in UFT versions 14.51 and higher.

To add test parameters to your command, use the following syntax:

UFTBatchRunnerCMD.exe -source "C:\users\GUITest1" -parameter "Parameter1 :UFT;Parameter2:Test"

Note: Passing test parameters is supported for running single tests only, and not for all tests in a folder.

Run the test batch using a Runtime Engine license

Supported in UFT versions 14.51 and higher.

To run a test batch using a Runtime Engine license only, with UFT on hidden mode, add the -visible N parameter to your command line.

For example:

UFTBatchRunnerCMD.exe -visible N -source "C:\users\MySample.mtb"

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View the test batch run results

Following the test batch run, the results are saved to a run results file.

This file includes details about whether the test passed or failed and errors in running the test.

In the Tests pane, click the results link for a specific test in the Report column.

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