Static menus

The Tricentis Tosca Commander user interface contains several static menus that allow you to perform various actions within your workspace. These static menus are always available, unlike the dynamic menus which appear only when you select specific objects.

This chapter provides an overview of the static menus in Tosca Commander, and a description of each menu item.

Project menu

Use the Project menu to manage your workspaces. It offers the following options:

Project menu




  • Shows information about the user, type, path, and branch name of the currently active workspace.

    Multi-user workspaces additionally include information on the common repository.

  • Revert all: Reverts all local changes that have been made to the project and checks in all objects that are checked out.

  • Revert local: All local changes made to the project are discarded and checked out objects remain checked out.

  • Backup: Creates a backup of the common repository (see chapter "Back up and restore repositories").

  • Restore: Restores a common repository.

  • Compact Workspace:

    Deallocates unused storage in the local repository of the workspace to improve performance.

    You can specify that Tosca Commander should compact newly created workspaces (see chapter "Compact workspace after creation").

    You can specify that Tosca Commander should compact the closed workspace automatically (see chapter "Compact workspace automatically").

  • Empty local File Service Cache:

    Removes locally stored Tricentis File Service files (see chapter "Empty local cache"). This option is only available, if Tricentis File Service is enabled.

  • Revert to Revision: This sets the workspace to the selected revision (see chapter "Switching between revisions"). This option is available for master and branch workspaces.

  • Revoke Checkouts in other Workspaces: This option must be enabled by an administrator (see chapter "Section userSettings").
    All object modifications made by the current user in other workspaces are discarded. Objects, which have already been edited by other users, are not affected.


Opens the dialog for creating new workspaces.


Opens an existing project (see chapter "Open a workspace").


Opens a dialog containing general project settings (see chapter "Options Dialog").


Opens a dialog containing setting options for Tricentis Tosca (see chapter "Settings Dialog").

About Tosca

This dialog contains the version number of Tricentis Tosca and a list of all installed Tosca Commander AddIns. In addition, this window indicates whether Tosca Commander is run on a 32-bit system (x86), on a 64-bit system (x64), or if Tosca Commander version 32-bit is run on a 64-bit system (WOW64).

Click on Support Info to create a .txt file which includes information on the currently installed Tricentis Tosca version. In addition, this transfers the settings of the current workspace. This file is saved to %TRICENTIS_ALLUSERS_APPDATA%\Support and can be sent to Tricentis Support in case of enquiries.


Opens the dialog for logging into Tricentis Server.


Opens the licensing configuration window (see chapter "License management").


Closes an open project.

Home menu

This menu provides you with many of the basic functions you need to work with your workspace. Multi-user projects have additional synchronization functions. The options available in the Home menu are described in the table below:

Home menu





Inserts objects from the clipboard at the selected position.

Ctrl + V


Allows Tosca Commander objects to be cut out, in order to be inserted later on.

Ctrl + X


Copies a selected object to the clipboard in order to be inserted later on.

Ctrl + C


Creates a duplicate of the selected object.

Ctrl + .


Deletes a selected area.



Provides a list of available options to rename the selected object and to modify the parameters of the selected object. These options may vary depending on both the workspace and object (see "Options").


Select All

Selects all tree view items in the current window.

Ctrl + A

Attach File

This opens a dialog window from which you can choose files that should be embedded, referenced, or referenced and managed.



Opens the search dialog (see chapter "Search and modify objects").

Ctrl + F


Opens the project window (see chapter "Get to know the project root element").



Opens the Scratchbook window (see chapter "Run tests in the ScratchBook").

Ctrl + B


Opens the Jump to Object dialog (see chapter "Jump to Object").


My Area

Opens the my area window (see chapter "My Area").



Lists all sections that can be opened in a workspace window: TestCases, Execution, Modules, Issues, Reporting, Requirements, TestCaseDesign. All section folders that are contained in a ComponentFolder, are provided in the respective drop-down list.


Update all

Synchronizes the local workspace with the multi-user repository.


Checkin all

Loads all local changes made to the project into the multi-user repository and releases all reserved sources.



The selected elements are checked out of the repository in order to make changes and consolidate them.


Checkout Tree

The selected items and all sub-items are checked out of the repository in order to make changes and consolidate them.


Import Subset

Opens a dialog window to import a subset (see chapter "Import and export subsets").


Export Subset

Exports the selected objects.


Exploratory Scenario

This starts recording exploratory scenarios (see "Record interactions").


Manual Test Case

Starts recording manual TestCases (see chapter "Automated recording of manual TestCases").


Automated Test Case

Opens Tosca Recorder (see chapter "Create TestCases with the Recorder").


View menu

In the View menu you can configure the view of your Tosca Commander workspace. The options available in the View menu are described in the table below:

View menu




General Show details->Show multiline Description

Shows descriptions of objects (in the Description field) in several lines.


General Show details->Admin Mode

Activates options that are solely available to administrators (see chapter "Manage projects").


General Show details->Refresh

Updates the screen display of Tosca Commander.


General Show details->Minimize during Execution/Scan

Minimizes Tosca Commander while TestCases are executed or Modules are scanned.


TestCase->Show missing Modules

Shows missing references between TestSteps and Modules (if a Module no longer exists).


TestCase->Show multiline Values

Displays the TestCase values in several lines.


TestCase->Show TestCase Workstate

If enabled, the TestCase icon indicates the workstate of TestCases (see chapter "TestCaseWorkState").


TestCase->Show dynamic expressions (graphical view)

Enables the graphical visualization of dynamic expressions. By default, graphical visualization is disabled.


Show only last ActualLog

Displays only the last ActualLogs and ExecutionLogs (see chapter "Create an ExecutionList"). If this option is deselected, the results of all previous executions are displayed.


ExecutionList-> Show multiline Logs

Displays execution logs in several lines.


ExecutionList-> Show Statistics only on visible ExecutionLists

Shows test results only for visible, expanded ExecutionLists.


ExecutionList-> Show Statistics logarithmically

Shows the statistics bar logarithmically.


ExecutionList-> Show Statistics

Shows or hides execution statistics.


ExecutionList-> Show failed Logs only

Shows only the log of failed TestSteps.

Shift + F11

ExecutionList-> Show duration in seconds

Shows the overall duration of ExecutionEntries in seconds instead of minutes:seconds.


Requirements->Show Statistics

Shows or hides the statistics of the columns Coverage Specified (%), Coverage Executed (%), Execution State (%) and Details.


TestCaseDesign->Show multiline InstanceValues

If enabled, the instance values are displayed in several lines.


TestCaseDesign->Show Instance WorkState

If enabled, the workstate of TestCase-Design instances is shown as an icon in the details view (see chapter "Work with Instances").


TestCaseDesign->Show Core Relation Properties

Shows the Relation Type and Generation Method rows in the Relations tab (see "Create Instances using relations").


Show hidden columns

Shows all columns.


Hide columns

Hides all secondary columns.


Show/Hide DoNothing

Hides or shows attributes whose ActionMode is set to DoNothing in the TestCase, and hides or shows unused Business Parameters in Reusable TestStepBlocks.



Imports the view of a freely definable project.

Ctrl + P, I


Exports the view of the current project as a TCL file. TCL refers to Tosca Commander Layout.

Ctrl + P, E


Saves the view of the current project as a TCL (Tosca Commander Layout) file. This includes both the open windows and the columns displayed in them and the order they are in. User-defined perspectives are always sorted alphabetically. The first 10 perspectives can be loaded using the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + P + 0 to Ctrl + P + 9

Ctrl + P, S


Customized views, which have been saved before, can either be loaded or deleted via a subsequent dialog.

Ctrl + P, M


Shows the currently active project in the default view.

Ctrl + P, D

->[user specified view]

The stored, customized views can be selected.


Show/Hide disabled users

Shows or hides disabled users in the user management tab of the project window. Only visible to members of the Admins user group.


Tools menu

The Tools menu provides additional tools for Tricentis Tosca.

Tools menu



View PDF...

Opens a browser to import and view PDF files.


Starts Tosca Executor which runs TestCases in the test object.

XTC Schema->Generation

This creates an XSD schema of the Tosca object structure (see "Importing external objects").

XTC Schema->Validation

This verifies whether an XTC file is valid (see "Importing external objects").

SoapUI Project

Imports a SoapUI project (see chapter "Importing Webservice TestCases from SoapUI").

Manage Connections

Opens the Connection Manager.

Buffer Viewer

Opens Buffer Viewer window to view and edit buffers (see chapter "Use the Buffer Viewer").

API Testing menu

The API Testing menu allows you to work with and manage your API tests. The options available in the API Testing menu are described in chapter "Navigate the API Testing menu".

The ? icon (Help)

Click on the ? icon (Help) in the upper right section of the window to open the Tosca Online Help.

Quick Access Toolbar

Quick Access Toolbar

Quick Access Toolbar





Saves the current state of a project.

Ctrl + S


Previously performed actions are canceled.

Ctrl + Z


Repeats recently performed actions.

Ctrl + Y

Navigate backward

The sequence in which elements are clicked and selected is saved. By selecting Navigate backward the current focus is reset one step backward according to this list.

Alt + <- or mouse button 4

Navigate forward

The sequence in which elements are clicked and selected is saved. By selecting Navigate forward the current focus is set one step forward according to this list.

Alt + -> or mouse button 5

Versioning menu

This menu is only visible in multi-user environments and helps you to manage changes to objects in your workspace (see chapter "Handle object versioning").

To display the history of the project, click View Change History for Project.