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6.3. Executing Tests

Test Execution is an entity which groups together the test cases and their testers. They can be easily assigned and monitored.

Pre Execution

Before executing the assigned tests a tester goes through a pre-execution screen,


On this screen user will be shown summary of test(s) to be executed, which covers

An option to either start or resume the execution depending upon the status of the previous executions will be available.

As parameter the priority and any other custom parameters (fields and their values) set for this Test Execution.

List of related test suites (the test cases belonging to which have to be executed)

For individual test suite covered in Test Execution, the details of cases under it covering individually test case name, and estimated execution time, will be shown on clicking the suite's title.

Running the Tests

After pre-execution screen on selection of either Start Now, or Resume option, test run screen is displayed.

If sequential execution / popup-window for execution is enabled then while user is executing/running the tests, a separate window to manage the running tests and provide his feedback on individual test case back to the Test Collab application, would be shown. 

Since this screen is shown on a separate small window it will not hinder the execution process for the test.




If sequential execution / popup-window for execution is disabled then the same window will be used to let the tester provide his feedback. This provides an option for tester to move back and forth between the executable test cases by directly selecting the same from suites tree. 

On the window the user can see

User has the option to stop / resume the time logging for execution of this test case.

Followed by these will be details of the test case being executed, including

For user to provide his feedback he has options to

Most importantly the user will be required to set the result of this test case; user can

Executions when separate text fields for steps and their expected results have been enabled for project.

If while creating the project you have enabled separate text fields for steps and expected results then the execution window will allow you to mark each step as passed / failed / skipped moreover tester can also leave comments for each step individually. 

If email notification for action(s) performed here has been enabled by administrator, then the same would be sent.

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