A data set list view displays a list of all data set items contained within either the
Data node or one of its subfolders.
On the TestArchitect explorer tree
, when you double-click the
node, and then select the Data Sets
opens a list view of data set items for
the project. (For details about data sets, see Data sets
Note: Data set
list views are also available for subfolders of the Data node.
The following operations can be performed on a data set list view:
You can find various common operations that can be performed on data set list views at
Opening a data set
From a list view, you can open a data set in the
editor by right-clicking its list view entry, then clicking Open
Tip: You can also open multiple data sets by using your keyboard's
Shift key to select a contiguous range of data sets (or
Control to select multiple noncontiguous data sets); then
right-click the selection, and click Open.
- Check-out is the process of creating a local working copy from the repository. When a
project item is checked out, a lock is placed on that item preventing other users from
modifying it. (Learn more.)
- Check-in is the process of writing the changes made to a local working copy back to
the repository. Checking in a project item releases the lock on it, allowing other
authorized users to check out the item and modify it as needed. (Learn more.)
- Undoing a checkout allows you to cancel a checkout and discard any changes you have
made to the local copy. (Learn more.)
Repository saves pertinent information on a project item at every check-in. This includes timestamp, assigned version, project name, item type,
item name, user who checked in the item, and included comments. (Learn more.)
Project item comparisons
TestArchitect's Diff Tool can be invoked from the listview, allowing you to compare the
differences between two project items in the list, or two revisions of the same item.
Cut-Copy-Paste operations, and Delete command
- From a data set list view, you can remove a given data set from one data set folder
and paste it to another by performing a cut-and-paste operation
from the context menu.
- The copy-and-paste operation from the context menu allows you
to create a duplicate of a selected data set.
- In addition to the conventional cut-and-paste and copy-and-paste from the
context menu, you can drag and drop a project item, or a selection of items, from
a list view into a folder or node of the same type in the TestArchitect explorer tree.
- Performing drag-and-drop within the same project is equivalent to cutting and
pasting. Performing a drag-and-drop across different
projects, on the other hand, is a copy-and-paste
- During a drag operation, at any time your mouse
pointer is over a location that cannot accept the type of item being dragged,
the pointer turns into a black crossed circle . Releasing the
mouse button at this point simply cancels the operation.
- Use the Delete command, from the context menu, to remove the
selected data set(s).
Name change propagation
The process of renaming a given entity so that the change propagates to all references to
that item is known as name change
propagation. Renaming an entity automatically updates all applicable
action lines, test modules, and action definitions where the entity name appears. (Learn more.)
By selecting Search
from the context
menu, you can search all test modules for references to the selected data set.
Fastpath: Ctrl + H
You can include supplier project(s
) in your search for the given
data set by selecting the Including supplier project(s)
check box in
Exporting data set
Data sets can be exported to archive files
format), which can be used as a backup, or for re-importing (see
Exporting data set
, option #2, for