What are "test definitions" and why are they required in SilkCentral TestManager?
What are "test definitions" and why are they required
in SilkCentral TestManager?
In order to schedule tests in TesManager, you must create a
To create a SilkTest test definition:
1. Select Start > Programs > SilkCentral > Test
Manager > Test Manager Home Page.
2. Log in to Test Manager ("segue" is the
default value for both the username and password).
3. Select Scheduling > Overview > Projects.
4. Select a project or folder, then click the New Test
Definition link at the top right of the page.
A default project is provided, but you can also create new
projects and folders.
5. Enter the full path and name of you test source file,
or click Browse to browse to select the file. This can be a
SilkTest plan file (*.pln), script file (*.t) or suite file
When using the Browse button, make sure that the file you
reference is accessible not only from your local machine, but also
from the application server (as this is the machine that will be
accessing the file).
When referencing sources on a network path (UNC), specify valid
login credentials in the UNC User Name and UNC Password boxes.
Specify the fully qualified user name, including domain (e.g.,
If you select Use Sources Available at Runtime for Execution,
TestManager will NOT manage the sources in its database. It will
use the specified path to access files on the execution server at
runtime. Make sure that all dependent files are available on the
execution server in the specified path.
6. Click Next to proceed to Step 2. Name is the only
required field on this page, but you can also reference a named
query, product, component, and platform, etc. For more information,
see the Test Manager online Help.
7. Click Save to finish creating the test
Note: In order to run successfully, the source file must include
a reference to the applicable *.inc file. For example:
If you are not sure what *.inc file you should reference, select
Options > Runtime in SilkTest to open the Runtime Options
dialog. The *.inc files are listed in the Use Files box.
You can provide a reference to an options (*.opt) file in the
Options Set File box when you create or edit the test definition in
TestManager. The options file contains the reference to the *.inc