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CA ARD Tool capability in to Test Execution mode

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  • 1.  CA ARD Tool capability in to Test Execution mode

    Posted 11-15-2018 05:57 AM

    Hi Team,

     

    I want to clarify this doubt - will this CA ARD tool having any capability to execute the generated test cases from the optimization techniques.

    or any feature by which we can develop test scripts to execute the generated test cases from the tool.



  • 2.  Re: CA ARD Tool capability in to Test Execution mode
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    Posted 11-15-2018 07:17 AM

    Hi GouthamKuchibhotla82410390,

    ARD automates the generation of test scripts from code snippets that you provide. It does not execute the test scripts.

    You need to use a third-party test automation engine to actually run them, such as eggPlant, HP UFT, Ranorex, Selenium, Cucumber/Gherkin, etc.

    Test Automation - CA Agile Requirements Designer - 2.9 - CA Technologies Documentation 

    Best regards,

    Ruth



  • 3.  Re: CA ARD Tool capability in to Test Execution mode

    Posted 11-15-2018 08:09 AM

    I agree with Ruth, when you want to run the tests for real, repeatedly, you

    would have the generated automation scripts stored in some repository and

    have a third-party test automation engine execute them. These days more

    often there is the strategy to let the CI/CD pipeline kick off these test

    as part of a deployment in some environment.

     

     

     

    When you are in the “design” and/or “develop” phase of your test automation

    - i.e. defining the test automation config snippets and adding them to your

    process blocks – then it is possible to run a command-line command for each

    generated test path. It is defined in the Execution File field of the

    “Layers” section of your automation config file. On the “export automation

    scripts” window you will see a green play button (tooltip = execute script)

    that will execute the command lines for the paths selected.

     

     

     

    You can assess that the generated scripts are working ok, etc... I would

    not recommend to use this for official testing. You will notice that before

    the tests are started from the command line the scripts are always

    regenerated. That can take a long time and is not practical is you need to

    rerun the scripts. It’s running from the command line on your ARD system,

    very often that is not the host that can actually send out the requests

    that your test automation needs to execute – e.g. connectivity, etc...

     

     

     

    Cheers,

     

    Danny



  • 4.  Re: CA ARD Tool capability in to Test Execution mode

    Posted 11-15-2018 09:14 AM

    Okay Thank you for your quick reply



  • 5.  Re: CA ARD Tool capability in to Test Execution mode

    Posted 11-15-2018 09:14 AM

    Okay Thank you for your quick reply.