Build in Execution Plan
If log into Silk Central, navigate to Execution Planning, click on any Execution Plan, then click the Edit button under Properties.
From the Edit Execution Plan, we can choose the Build for the execution plan. If the test plan has Build version 4 assigned, and now we have a newer build version like Build 5, how can we update the test plan to use "Build 5" automatically or through some global setting.
We can see that it has option like "Read from Build Information File". We are not too sure if this can be used for this purpose.
Thank you for any info!
Yes, the build information file should meet your needs. As mentioned in the Silk Central online help, if you check this "Read from Build Information File" check box, "the version and build are read from the build information file on the application server at the beginning of each run. If a build information file is available on the execution server, this file is used by default for the test run, overriding the settings on the New Execution Plan dialog box".
The build information file contains version and build information that is used for execution runs. Whenever - for instance - a new build becomes available for testing, update the build information to reflect the new build number. The build information file can be updated manually (e.g. by editing the files each time a new build is available) or automatically (e.g. if you are using an automated build update process to update the build information file, for example via Jenkins CI-system).
Maybe as a starting point you can check the Silk Central Online help topic "Build Information"; This topic describes how such a build information file is structured and how it can be used respectively how version and build information can be set there.
Please also check the sub-topics "Build Information Updates" and "Creating Build Information Files".
I hope this helps a bit.