Can you provide me with some information on how parameters are used in SilkCentral Test Manager?
Can you provide me with some information on how parameters are
used in SilkCentral Test Manager?
Parameters are input values that can be assigned to specific
test cases. Parameters are freely configurable values that can be
used as SilkPerformer project attributes, SilkTest
""symbols"" (within test data properties), or
to parameterise input data for manual-test steps. Parameters help
to define test definitions by defining test data.
The test parameters that have been assigned to the selected test
definition can be viewed on the Parameters tab (Test Plan View
The Parameters tab includes the following parameter
To create a new custom parameter:
Note: Parameters are automatically assigned to all sub-folders and child test definitions of the nodes to which they"ve been assigned.
To add a predefined parameter:
Note: The Add Predefined Parameter button is only available for SilkPerformer test definitions for which the Project property has already been defined.
To edit a predefined parameter:
Note: Inherited parameters cannot be edited. Deselect the Inherit from parent checkbox to enable editing of the parameter"s Value setting. Parameter Name and Type settings cannot be edited.
To clear a predefined parameter assignment:
Note: Inherited parameters cannot be cleared. Deselect the Inherit from parent checkbox on the Set Parameter dialog to enable clearing of a parameter.
How do parameters work with Manual Tests?
Test definition parameters can be used for the descriptions and expected results of manual test definitions. Parameter placeholders take the form ##.
To illustrate use of a parameter, if the expected result of a test definition is "Where do you #param1# to go today?", and a parameter exists that has the name param1 and the value "want", then the effective expected result of the defined manual test definition is "Where do you want to go today?".
Note: This information is also available in the SilkCentral Test