A "revision tag"
, or Revision Timestamp
, can be
assigned to any version node of a repository's Systems and Platforms
. It is useful for Time
execution, in that it allows that version node to be
associated with a specific timestamp. Hence you can create version nodes specifically for
the purpose of time travel execution, and assign meaningful names to those versions. In
general, the timestamps assigned to revision tags are taken directly from revisions of
existing project items, although it is possible to supply arbitrary timestamps. In
TestArchitect, an AUT version node is used to tag a
specific revision, since a version commonly identifies a specific release of the AUT,
such as version 1.2.
- Ensure that you have already created a system node and the associated
AUT version nodes
that you require.
- To access revision history, you must be a member
of a group other than guest for the
repository in which the project item is stored. In addition, you must be granted access to
the desired projects and project items.
To associate an AUT version with a specific revision, do the following:
Option #1: From a version node in the TestArchitect explorer tree.
In the TestArchitect explorer tree, double-click a
version node under the Systems & Platforms
In the Information tab, the
Revision Timestamp box displays the
associated revision, if any. Otherwise, it is empty.
Click the Browse
button to look for a suitable revision.
Note: Alternatively, in the Revision
Timestamp box, you may directly enter a revision you
wish to associate with. The format of a revision, or timestamp is
MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss.mmm, for example:
04/09/2015 22:04:27.446. However, it is
not recommended that you enter the timestamp by hand.
In the Select Timestamp dialog box, select a
revision with which you want to associate the given version.
Important: It is not possible to select multiple revisions:
only one revision timestamp may be associated with a given version
node. On the other hand, a given revision may be associated with any
number of version nodes, and this can be accomplished in a single
The Revision Timestamp box is updated
with the timestamp of the selected revision.
Click Apply to save the changes.
Option #2: From the Revision History dialog
Invoke the Revision History dialog box by
right-clicking the repository, the project, or the project item node in
the TestArchitect explorer tree.
Only the following project items have revision
In the Revision History dialog box, select a
revision whose timestamp you wish to associate with a given version node
- Click the Assign to Version button.
- Alternatively, right-click the selection, then select
Assign to version.
In the Assign to Version dialog box, select the
checkbox(es) of the version node(s) to be associated with the selected
revision timestamp, and then click OK.
The associated version(s) is displayed in the
Assigned Version column.