Applies to TestComplete 14.60, last modified on September 18, 2020

You use the dialog to select a test to run. The dialog’s appearance and behavior can vary depending on from which TestComplete area you call it.

Selecting Tests or Tags to Run

You use the dialog to select an entity (a test, a tag, or a tag expression) that:

To call the dialog, you do one of the following:

  • Click the ellipsis button in the Execution entity column on the project’s Test Items page.

  • Click the ellipsis button in the Operation cell of the Run Test operation in a keyword test.

Select Test dialog called from the Test Item page of the project

The dialog shows all the entities available in the given context.

Choose the needed entity from the Available Tests list. It can be either a test (for example, a keyword test, a script routine, a low-level procedure) or a tag.

Select [Tag Expression] to run tests that match a tag expression.

Select [None] (if available) to run nothing.

Selecting Tests to Run (General)

You use the dialog to select:

To call the dialog, you do one of the following:

  • Click the ellipsis button in the Operation cell of the Run Keyword Test or Run Script Routine operation in the Keyword Test editor.

  • Click the ellipsis button on the first page of the Network Suite wizard.

  • Click the down arrow button next to the event name in the Properties panel of the User Forms Editor.

  • Click No in the The project cannot be run because there are no test items in it message upon running a project with no test items.

Common view of the Select Test dialog

The dialog shows all tests available in the given context, as a single list or by categories. Choose the needed test from the Available Tests list. Select [None] (if available) to run nothing.

Selecting Tests to Run in CrossBrowserTesting Environments

You use the dialog to assign tests to CrossBrowserTesting environments in the CrossBrowserTesting manager.

Running tests in CrossBrowserTesting environments by assigning them to the environments in the CrossBrowserTesting manager is obsolete starting with TestComplete 14.40. We recommend using the Device Cloud add-on instead. See About Cross-Platform Web Tests for details.

You cannot add tests that take parameters to the environments directly. Such tests will be disabled in the dialog. Create test items that will run appropriate tests and assign them to the environments via the Select Project Test Items dialog. To learn more, see Preparing TestComplete Tests That Take Parameters for Running in CrossBrowserTesting Environments.

  • To select tests to run in CrossBrowserTesting environments

    In the CrossBrowserTesting manager, click Add Test:

    Integration with CrossBrowserTesting.com: Call the Select Tests dialog to assign several tests to a CrossBrowserTesting environment

    The dialog will show all available tests, with a check box next to each test. Select one or several tests in the Available Tests list:

    Integration with CrossBrowserTesting.com: Select Tests dialog called from the CrossBrowserTesting manager

    In the Group list, select a group, to which you want to add tests. Select <root> to add tests as top-level items to the test list.

    Tests that are already added to a selected group will be grayed out in the Available Tests list.

  • To replace a test

    Select the test in the CrossBrowserTesting manager and click the ellipsis button:

    Integration with CrossBrowserTesting.com: Call the Select Test dialog to replace a test assigned to the CrossBrowserTesting environment

    The dialog will show available tests. Select the needed test.

    Tests that are already assigned to the selected group and tests that cannot be run in CrossBrowserTesting environments will not be available in the dialog.

    Integration with CrossBrowserTesting.com: Select Tests dialog called from the CrossBrowserTesting manager

Working With the Dialog

To quickly find the needed test

Type the test name (or a tag name, if applicable) or its part in the Search box. The dialog will show only those tests (or tags) whose name contains the specified text.

To sort tests by name

Click on the Available Tests list header. Click once more to switch the sorting direction.

See Also

Test Items Page (Project Editor)
Run Keyword Test Operation
Run Script Routine Operation
Run Test Operation
User Forms Editor
Integration With CrossBrowserTesting.com

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