|User Guide / Getting started|
TestArchitect Client provides you with an interface to create, manage, and execute your automated tests.
The TestArchitect explorer tree provides a hierarchical view for managing your test projects. Its nodes represent repositories, projects, folders, test modules, actions, and other items.
The top level of the tree is the TestArchitect node. It is from this node that a user can add a new repository or review the license server information.
Directly under the TestArchitect node are its child nodes, each representing a repository. Each repository holds one or more projects, and it is in each project that the essential items of the TestArchitect “toolchest” reside: the actions, test modules, interfaces, data sets, etc. These items are referred to as the TestArchitect project items.
TestArchitect Items Hierarchy
From one TestArchitect Clientsession, you can be connected to multiple TestArchitect repositories at the same time. Each connected repository is represented by a node under the TestArchitect node. If you are logged in to a repository, the node representing that repository can be further expanded to display the projects in it, plus the Built-in Actions node, which provides access to all of the built-in actions of TestArchitect, and the Systems & Platforms node, described in Variations.
Additionally, if you are logged in as an administrator, an Administration node is visible. This is used for repository-level tasks like user administration.
When you open or check out an item in the TestArchitect explorer tree, it shows up as a tab in the main panel. (Note that checking out items is part of the process of revision control, and is detailed in Projects and project items.) The item's name appears as the tab's title.
An icon on the tab to the left of the title indicates the type of item it is. Additionally, an icon overlay indicates item’s repository status: checked in (closed, black padlock), or checked out (open, green padlock).
|Test case result|
To close all the open tabs, select Close All Tabs from the context menu. If there is any unsaved data in any of the tab pages, you are prompted to save it before it closes.on the main menu, or right-click any tab and select
Exactly what information is displayed in the main panel depends upon the type of item selected. Most of the items have multiple subtabs, while some, such as projects, only display a single panel with descriptive fields.
There are several ways to navigate among tabs:
If you open an item with editable contents, such as a test module or action definition, the first subtab presents the worksheet in the editor, in which you may add, delete, or modify lines. Additional subtabs display various other types of information about the item or related to the item.
|Node of folder||Contents|
|Tests node, or a test folder||test modules|
|Actions node, or an action folder||user-defined actions|
|Data node, or a data set folder||data sets|
|An interface node, or an interface entity folder||interface entities|
|Results node, or a results folder||test execution results|
|Test suites node, or a test suite folder||test suites|
|Picture checks node, or a picture check folder||baseline pictures|
An example of a list view of actions:
Each project item – test module, action, data set, etc. – when opened in TestArchitect, has a display unique to its type. Most include subtabs for various screens, such as information fields and editors. See Project item screens for descriptions of each project item type's display screens.
The TestArchitect toolbar provides easy access to the most commonly used functions of TestArchitect Client. Most of the toolbar's buttons are context-sensitive, and hence at any given time will be enabled or disabled based on the type of item that is selected.