Help command (Import/Export tool)

Retrieve descriptive information on the functionality and options of the Import/Export tool.

Restriction: The Import/Export tool is not available in the TestArchitect packages for the Linux and macOS operating systems.


java -jar TAImportExportTool.jar --help

java -jar TAImportExportTool.jar --help [--<CommandName>]
An executable .jar file used to invoke the Import/Export tool.
The file can be found at TA_INSTALL_DIR\binclient.
Invoke the help function.
(Optional) Specific command for which help information is to be displayed.
For example, the command
java -jar TAImportExportTool.jar --help ImportRepository
invokes help information specific to the ImportRepository command.

Running the Help command (Import/Export tool)

Ensure that you have installed or upgraded your Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to at least version 8, which is necessary to run TAImportExportTool.jar on your Windows machine.
  • Refer to JRE 8 Installation for Microsoft Windows for details.
  • As an alternative to explicitly installing JDK 8, you may also use the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) packaged with TestArchitect at TA_INSTALL_DIR\jre\bin. In such a case, note that all invocations of the java command will need to specify its filepath (e.g., C:\Program Files\LogiGear\TestArchitect\jre\bin\java). (This latter step can be circumvented by setting the Windows environment variable JAVA_HOME to TA_INSTALL_DIR\jre\bin.)
To run the Help command, do the following:
  1. Bring up a command window. You can do this from the Windows Start menu by choosing Run, and then entering cmd. The command window opens with a prompt displaying your current directory.
  2. Use the cd command to change your current directory to TA_INSTALL_DIR\binclient\, which is where TAImportExportTool.jar is located. For example, type the following command at the prompt, and then press Enter.
    cd "C:\Program Files\LogiGear\TestArchitect\binclient"
    Now the prompt should change to the new directory, e.g., C:\Program Files\LogiGear\TestArchitect\binclient>
  3. Enter either of the following commands, and then press Enter.
    • To view general help, type:
      java -jar TAImportExportTool.jar --help
    • To view the help information of a specific command, append two hyphens, followed by the command name, to the above command string. For example,
      java -jar TAImportExportTool.jar --help --ImportRepository
    The display for general help:

    The help display for a specific command (ImportRepository):