Executing retroactively with time travel

How to perform retroactive execution of historical revisions of project items.

To use time-traveling execution on any test module belonging to a legacy repository created prior to TestArchitect version 8.2, you must first upgrade the repository database. (Learn more.)

Use one of the following methods to execute a retroactive revision of a given test module:

When you generate a batch file (by clicking the Generate Batch File button in the Execute Test dialog box) with time traveling selected, the selected timestamp is written as a new parameter, /rev, to the batch file. (Learn more).

CAUTION:
If your current database is legacy – that is, created prior to TestArchitect version 8.2 – and has not yet been upgraded for time traveling it, you are presented with the following message when you run the batch file: This repository has not yet been upgraded for time travel functionality. Please contact your administrator to upgrade it before using it with time traveling..

To understand in detail the rules of time-traveling execution, refer to Rules of time-traveling execution.