Browsing live testing

In this section, you will learn about the different views on the live testing window and the options available to you.

Different views

You may read about different PaceEditor options separately. In this section, we will specifically look at the different live testing views.

  1. Live testing controls: Control panel for live testing.

  2. Live stream: Provides a live stream of the test steps being executed on the system under test.

  3. Editor window: Place where you will write your test steps. In case of launching a live testing session from a test case, the test case is exported here automatically.

  4. Test step history: Shows the history of test steps you have executed in a particular live testing session.

  5. Output: Shows the run time output of every executed step.

Live testing controls

Let’s look at what the different controls do. From top to bottom:

  1. Run current test case: This runs all the steps in the editor that you have entered. If you have launched live testing from top of a test case, the test case is automatically exported to the editor. In which case, this control will execute the entire test case.

  2. Single step: This will execute one test step at a time starting from the top.

  3. Run current test step: This will execute the test step where your cursor is currently at. You may alternatively use Ctrl+Enter on windows OS or Command+Enter on Mac, as a shortcut for this operation. Remember to bring your cursor to the desired test step.

  4. Restart live testing: If your session times out, connection is lost or you have run the entire test case (using run current test case) and you want to re-run it, you can restart the session by clicking on this control.

  5. Save the live testing session: When you are executing test steps they are being recorded in the test step history pane. Once you are happy with your progress and you want to bring it back to your original file, you can click on this control. The test script in the test step history pane will be copied. Remember, you will need to explicitly paste it to your original file from the live testing menu and paste live testing set.

Currently, you can use Run current test case only once per session. After which, you will need to restart the session.