|User Guide / Getting started|
TestArchitect stores its information in a database called a repository.
Everything about your project – tests, data, interfaces, results, etc. – is stored in a repository. Additionally, a repository is used to store other assets such as administrative resources, which include such entities as users, groups, and permissions.
To work with TestArchitect, you must be connected to at least one repository. A repository is managed by a repository server, or RS. Installation of TestArchitect on your machine includes, by default, the installation of a repository server. This allows you to create, and work with, a repository on your local machine (the “localhost”). In fact, the SampleRepository that is included with TestArchitect resides on your own machine.
When you start TestArchitect for the first time, you see the sample repository (SampleRepository), which appears as a node on the TestArchitect explorer tree panel at left. This is the example repository that is shipped with TestArchitect and stored on your local machine.
To work on data from a TestArchitect repository, you must connect, and log on, to that repository.