A Test Cycle is a defined collection of Test Case executions that are reported on collectively. This feature is helpful for getting a clean report from a test suite execution wherein some Test Cases may fail in the first few attempts but will pass after minor tweaks.
A Test Cycle can be used:
- To automatically pick up only failed Test Cases and execute them
- To create a consolidated report against the latest version of a Test Cycle execution in which all Test Cases have passed
Follow the steps below to configure a Test Cycle.
Adding a new Test Cycle
Locate the Test Cycle tab in the Test Settings view. This tab allows Test Cycles to be added, edited, removed and reported on.
Select the + symbol to add a new Test Cycle.
Enter the Test Cycle Name and the Folder Name in which the reports and Test Case artefacts should be stored:
Selecting a Test Cycle during execution
In the Menubar, select the Test Cycle you would like to register your test executions against:
Once this is chosen, Provar will export the results of an execution in the Test Cycle Folder:
Note that it will preserve the folder structure of the tests.
Creating ANT Task for Test Cycle
From the Navigator view, right-click on any Test Case and select ‘Run under ANT’.
A dialog box will open with Test Cycle tab. Select the Test Cycle that you have created and times it should be rerun:
Click ‘Run’ to start execution through ANT.
Creating a PDF report
From the Test Cycle tab in Test Settings, select the PDF icon:
Choose the Test Cycle you would like to report against: