Archiving Test Results

Applies to TestExecute 15.40, last modified on May 21, 2024

The size of test log results stored in a TestComplete project may become too large. To save the disk space, you can configure your tests to compress the logs by using an external archiving utility, and then remove the original uncompressed results from the disk.

Configuring the Packer

Configure TestExecute to use the needed archiving utility:

  1. Open the Packer Options dialog. To do this, right-click the TestExecute icon () in the notification area (tray), select Options from the context menu and then select Engines | Packer from the tree displayed in the left part of the resulting Options dialog.

  2. Specify the archiver to be used to pack (or unpack) the results and the parameters and command-line arguments that will be passed to the archiver.

    By default, TestExecute supports the following archiving tools:

    • ARJ32

    • RAR

    • WinZip

    • InternalZip

    To use the ARJ32, RAR, and WinZip archivers, specify the path to their executable. InternalZip means the zip functionality is built into TestExecute. To use it, no additional executables are needed.

    You can also add custom archivers and create new configurations for them.

    To use WinZip from TestExecute, the WinZip Command Line Support Add-On plugin must be installed in WinZip. You can download this plugin from

  3. In the Script configuration drop-down list, select the configuration to be used.

  4. Click OK to save your change and close the dialog.

Packing Results

In your tests, use the slPacker object to pack test results. To learn how to do this, see TestComplete documentation.

In This Section

Configuring Custom Archiver

Describes how to add a custom archiver to the list of archivers that TestExecute can use.

Configuring Packer

Describes how to create or modify an archiver configuration to be used to pack test results.

Archiver Variables and Variable Modifiers

Describes the variables and modifiers you use to archive test results.
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