Test execution: Overview

Once you have created your TestCases in the TestCases section in Tosca Commander, you can proceed with one of the following options:

  • Run your TestCases directly in the ScratchBook.

    Tricentis recommends to use the ScratchBook for "trial runs" only, as the results do not persist. It's a quick way to check if your TestCase would work. You can also drill down and execute individual TestSteps.

  • Prepare and run your tests in the Execution section as described below.

    The Execution section allows you to prepare and arrange multiple TestCases for execution. Results persist, so you can check your progress over time. Moreover, you can visualize and export test outcomes.

Prepare and run your tests in the Execution section

To run your TestCases in the Execution section of Tosca Commander, follow the steps below:

  1. Set up the execution of your tests by creating ExecutionLists.

    An ExecutionList is a collection of TestCases that you want to execute in the way and order you have specified. You also need ExecutionLists to create TestEvents for Tosca Distributed Execution.

    For more information on how to set up the execution of your tests, see chapter "Set up test execution".

  2. Configure the execution behavior, i.e. tell Tricentis Tosca how it should behave during test execution.

    For more information, see chapter "Configure test execution behavior".

  3. Run your ExecutionLists as described in chapter "Run ExecutionLists".

    This chapter applies to running ExecutionLists in Tosca Commander.

    For information on how to execute tests you created for Tosca Distributed Execution, see chapter "Create and execute TestEvents".

  4. Understand and process your test results.

    Once you have executed your tests, you can export your results, archive logs, or use trend charts to visualize test outcomes. For information on how to work with test results, see chapter "Work with execution results".