Run a Test Cycle

This topic walks you through all aspects of test-cycle execution.

Run a test cycle

On the Cycles view, select a test cycle, then click Run. Or you can click the Key or Name links. All roads lead to the Test Player.

The 'Cycles' view screen

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These options allow you to begin testing or continue testing.

In the Test Player, you can update the status and start the test-execution timer.

The Test Player

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You can also enter testing time manually by clicking the ellipses button, entering the hours and minutes (hh:mm), and clicking Save.

Testing time

Time summaries appear at both the test-cycle level as well as at the test-case level.

Time summary

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Complete testing for each test case, and set the result for each test step by clicking the Pass, Fail, or Blocked icons.

Test script steps

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If necessary, you can update the results of any remaining steps in bulk. Simply click the cog icon, then select your desired result from the Set All Below To section.

Test script results configuration

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Images in test steps

You can attach files to a step in three ways.

  • Click Insert Image in the Actual Result section.

    This attaches the actual image to the step rather than the file (which requires a click to open and view).

    The 'Insert Image' button

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  • Click the cog icon to attach files to the step.

  • Drag-and-drop an image file onto the test step.

You can remove an image file by hovering over it and clicking Delete.

The 'Delete' button

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Track progress

From the Cycles view, you can track execution stats, such as progress, effort, issues raised, etc. See the Column Options section of Working with Test Cycles for more information on customising your view.

The cycle progress stats

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If a defect has been created and attached to a step in a test cycle, you can hover over the issue link to view a link to the defect. (Note that to view defect links, you must have Issues selected as one of your columns options.)

Just hover over the issue link:

Number of linked issues

And a link to the defect appears in a tooltip.

The tooltip with linked issues

Rerun tests and view history

When the time comes to reuse a test cycle and rerun the test cases, click Start a New Test Execution. This archives the previous test data and allows you to start testing from scratch.

Start a new test

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Scroll to the bottom of the Test Player screen to view archived test cycles. The most recent tests appear at the top of the list.

Click > to expand and view the archived test data.

Test cycles' list

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Delete a test execution

When you’ve executed a test case and clicked Start a new test execution, the current execution will be saved below. To delete a previous test execution, all you have to do is click the trash icon next to the execution. Remember, this action can’t be undone.

The test execution delete button' list
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