A side-by-side comparison of test results from a given test module can be a good
yardstick for tracking progress over time.
Ensure that you meet the following requirements before comparing test results:
- TestArchitect is running and connected to the
repository that contains the test results.
- The two test results you compare are from the same test module, or, as the case may
be, the same test module variation.
Choose one of the following two methods to compare test results. To avoid confusion
with the term baseline results, we'll refer to the test results that act as the
reference in this case as the reference results.
In the TestArchitect explorer tree, establish a reference result
by right-clicking a chosen test result node and selecting Mark to
Tip: Unlike setting baseline results, the reference results used for
comparison may reside in either the repository or the local machine.
In the TestArchitect explorer tree, right-click a test result
node you want to compare against the reference, and then click Compare
Tip: When you hover your mouse over the Compare
Results option on the context menu, a screentip appears to inform you
which reference test result the current test result is about to be compared
In the TestArchitect explorer tree, mark the reference test
result by right-clicking the test result node and select Mark to
In the TestArchitect explorer tree, double-click the
Results node to open the result list view.
Right-click the test result you want to compare in the result list view.
Select Compare Results from the context menu.
Important: Once you compare results, TestArchitect automatically unmarks the previously
marked test result. That is, there is no longer any set of reference result. To
perform another comparison, you must again go through the two-step process of
Mark to Compare and Compare
The Result Comparison
dialog box appears to show the
differences at checkpoints in the test results. See Results Comparison dialog
for an explanation of the Results Comparison
- Setting the baseline for the test module enables the Baseline comparison
section in the Summary tab for all subsequent test runs of the same test
- If the test result is from a set of serial test results, the Comparing Multiple
Pairs of Results dialog box appears. See Comparing serial run
results for an explanation of the Comparing Multiple Pairs of
Results dialog box.