There may be times when you'll want to augment the set of fields that TestArchitect provides for a given project item type. You can
do that by creating new fields and adding them to the item type
In the TestArchitect explorer tree, right-click the node, and then select New Field.
In the New Field dialog box, enter the following
- Name: Name for the new field, which must be
unique for the given project item type.
Important: When creating
a user-defined field, you must follow naming conventions discussed
- Short name: (Optional) Short name for the field,
which is displayed in list views. If this field is empty, the
Name value is used as the short name.
Important: When assigning a short name to an user-defined field,
you must follow naming conventions discussed below.
- Apply To: Select the project item type whose
definition you want this field added to.
selected, you can then use the assign result field
to assign a value
to that field during execution.
- Value type: Select the data type of the field
(for example, Single Line Text or Multi Line
- Default Value: (Optional) The initial value of the
field when a new item of the given type is created.
The new user-defined field is added as a child node beneath the
Fields node, and is displayed in the
Information tabs of any of the project items to
which it has been applied.
In the case of a user-defined field being added to the
project item type, the field also appears in the
tab of the Execute Test
box, as depicted in the screenshot below. A value entered into this box
prior to a test run results in that value being recorded into the
corresponding field of the test result for that run.
When naming a user-defined field, avoid
any of the following special characters:
|Greater than sign
|Less than sign
Note also that:
- A period (.) is permitted anywhere in the name.
- Numeric digits are permitted anywhere in the name, except at the