Create and manage Modules

Modules are the building blocks of your TestCases. They contain the technical information that Tricentis Tosca uses to perform a sequence of automated actions on your system under test.

You create and manage your Modules in the Modules tab of Tosca Commander.

Types of Modules

When you create a TestCase, you work with the following types of Modules:

Tricentis Tosca uses classic Modules and XModules:

You can use XModules in the same way as classic Modules and they have mostly the same properties.

Work with Modules

Each Module consists of ModuleAttributes:

  • In the Modules from the Standard subset, the ModuleAttributes are parameters that Tricentis Tosca needs to perform the special execution task.

  • In scanned Modules, these are the controls you have selected during the scan.

When you create a TestStep from a Module, Tricentis Tosca creates TestStepValues from the ModuleAttributes.

By filling out the TestStepValues, you tell Tricentis Tosca what you want to do.

Since you only modify the TestStep that you create from a Module, the Module and its technical information remain unchanged. This means that you can use the same Module repeatedly, and perform different actions with it.

For instance, you can use the Module OpenUrl from the Standard subset in different TestCases to open different URLs.

However, if you modify the Module, Tricentis Tosca automatically updates all TestSteps that you created from this Module. It also applies the same specifications to all TestSteps that you create from the Module in the future.

The following chapters provide detailed information on other actions that you can perform when you work with Modules:

Properties of Modules

Modules and ModuleAttributes have two types of properties:

Relevant columns for Modules

The columns in the Details tab contain detailed information on the selected Module or ModuleAttribute. For more information on columns, see chapter "Add or remove columns".