How can I import Manual Test Parameters into SilkCentral Test Manager from a Word or Excel Document?
Parameters are defined only
for manual tests and you may define as many as you want. They are
particularly useful if you have a manual test or manual test step
description and want placeholders for variables that will be
replaced with other text during the execution of a manual
To create parameters within your Manual Test document.
To create a new style go to Format - Styles and Formatting. In the Styles and Formatting task pane, click the "New Style" button which brings up the "New Style" dialog box. In here you can create the particular style you wish for the parameter.
Impose the style created on the parameter you wish to pass to SilkCentral Test Manager. Here we have imposed the MachineName style on "Machine 1"
IMPORTANT: Parameters must be defined between the Manual Test (style name seg_man_title) and the first Manual Test Step (style name seg_man_step)
Click on the Expand button
(step 1 in screenshot) to display the Styles pane. Then click on
the "New Style" button (step 2 in screenshot) to open the
New Style dialog box:
Then in the New Style
dialog shown below you can create the particular style you wish for
In order to create a new
style in Excel 2003 you need to go to Format – Style to open
the Style dialog box:
You can then type in a new
style name, in this case “MachineName” and click Modify
to display the Format Cell dialog box:
In this dialog box you can define what font format to apply to the Style for the parameter.
If you are using Excel 2007, go to Cell Styles dialog as shown below and click “New Cell Style” button (as shown).
In the Style dialog, type the name of the style you wish to create:
Click "Format" to create the style you wish to apply for the parameter:
Once the styles are created and applied you can then follow the following instructions to create the parameter in SilkCentral Test Manager.
To Create the custom parameter in Test Manager.
On the Test Container in which you wish to upload the manual document, click "Parameters" - "Add Custom Parameter"
Office style - type the name of the style. This must be one of the seg_ styles and you must type the name of the style exactly as it appears. MS Office style names are case sensitive; for example, seg_man_title is valid, but Seg_Man_Title is not.
Name - type the name of the SilkCentral Test Manager parameter to which you want to map this style. This may be a new or an existing parameter. Parameter names are not case sensitive.
Type - String is currently the only available type. In future releases, we may make additional values available.