Get to know the project root element

The project root element is located in the project window. It lists all existing folders in a project. In a Tosca default installation, this includes the folders Configurations, Execution, Issues, Modules, Reporting, Requirements, TestCaseDesign and TestCases. Optionally, the Lost and Found folder is created during an import to store objects that cannot be allocated.

Open the Project window via the menu entry Home->Project.

The project root element initially has the name of the workspace and can be freely renamed.

Project window: root element

Properties - Project root element


In this field, you can provide a description of your project. You can enter any text you wish, which becomes both a tooltip and the description for your project in your list of Recent Projects on your Tricentis Tosca home page.

Project description

The information in the Properties tab doesn't have any effect on automated steering.


By selecting a SpecialProjectName, you automatically select the settings that underlie the project. Save these settings to one of the following directories:

  • %APPDATA%\Tricentis\Tosca TestSuite\7.0.0\Settings


  • %TRICENTIS_HOME%\dll\Settings\XML

Options - Project root element

The project root element provides all options or functions that affect the entire workspace. This includes, for example, functions in multi-user mode and user administration.

Some of the following options are only available to administrators.

Show latest change details

A dialog reads and displays all project information available in the repository (see chapter "View checkout and change information").

Show checkout details

A dialog reads and displays all project information available in the repository. Make sure to check out the project (see chapter "View checkout and change information").

Jump to Object

Each object in Tosca Commander has a UniqueId (see chapter "UniqueId") and a NodePath (see chapter "NodePath"). Find these properties in Tosca Commander in the right column in the Properties tab.

With the function Jump to Object, Tosca Commander allows for directly accessing objects by entering the UniqueId or the NodePath.

You can perform the function Jump to Object via the project root element. Select Jump to Object in the context menu of the project root element. This way, the dialog window for entering the UniqueId or the NodePath opens.

Jump to Object

Alternatively, you can use menu option Home->Object or the key combination Ctrl + Alt + J.

Enter the object ID

Click OK to confirm the input. The application jumps to the selected object.

Change my password

Changes your password as described in chapter "Set and change user passwords ".

Create Component Folder

Creates a new Component Folder (see chapter "Create Component Folders").

Create property definition

Creates a property definition as described in chapter "Create property definitions".

Show distribution by object type

Shows a list of objects in the local workspace or common repository. The list contains information about type, count, and size of the objects (see chapter "Distribution by object type").

Create Branch

Creates a new branch within Tosca so you can work in multiple Tosca versions simultaneously (see chapter "Create and manage branches").

Merge Branch

Merges a branch back to the master branch in Tosca in order to merge changes from one version to another without manually redoing the work (see chapter "Merge branches").

Delete Branch

Deletes a branch you no longer need (see chapter "Delete branches").

Start remote control

Starts the remote control to SAP (see chapter "Start Remote Control").

Show TDM ObjectEditor

Opens the TDM ObjectEditor (see chapter "Edit objects").

Revert my TDM object locks

Releases TDM objects which are locked for other users (see chapter "Releasing object locks").

Set Credentials for Managed Files Area

Separate access data can be specified to be able to access the Managed Files Area (see chapter "Restrict access to the Managed Files Area").

Synchronize LDAP Objects

Synchronizes users and user groups with LDAP (see chapter "Synchronize users and user groups with LDAP").

Exclude tree from Synchronization

Excludes linked ExecutionLists from synchronization (see chapter "Exclude linked ExecutionLists from synchronization").

Purge missing references

Removes any missing references between objects (see chapter "Purge missing references").

Export Subset

Exports Tosca Commander objects as a subset (Export subset).

View Local Changes

Displays modifications of the local workspace (see chapter "View local changes").

View Local Changes for Tree

Displays all modifications of the selected object and all elements hierarchically below the object. (see chapter "View Local Changes for Tree").


Includes the Versioning options View Change History, View Change History for tree, Export Subset for Revision... and View Change History for Project.

Export Project Definitions

Exports all project definitions of the project (see chapter "Export and import Project Definitions").

Import Project Definitions

Imports project definitions into the project (see chapter "Export and import Project Definitions"). This procedure overwrites existing project definitions.

Import Subset

Imports a subset into Tosca Commander (see chapter "Import subset"). If you import a .tsu subset, it gets imported and merged.

Import External Objects

Imports externally generated objects into Tosca Commander (see chapter "Importing external objects").

XEngines Migration - Update project to current version

Migrates your existing XModules to be compatible with the current Tricentis Tosca version (chapter "Migrate XEngines").

Connect to Exploratory Testing Server

Connects to the Exploratory Testing Server (see chapter "Connect to Exploratory Testing Server").

Prepare for Integration

Prepares your workspace prior to synchronizing objects with SAP Solution Manager (see chapter "Define connection properties in Tricentis Tosca").

SAP Solution Manager

Includes the SAP Solution Manager Options Edit Test Script, Set Password and Override RFC Credentials for RemoteControlMode.