In Rapise 7 we completely reworked the Spira Dashboard. It has all new look and features. New dashboard reduces the need to open Spira in a browser window and also adds support for Flaky test handling, Rerun features and ability to run a test case/whole test set/or just failed test cases on a selected automation host.
If you see that some test may pass or fail randomly there is a way to mark it as Flaky. Simply find it in Test Cases View and use Actions menu to set the flag. Flaky test case is decorated with an icon (red flag):
When a test case marked as Flaky is executed - it's test run is marked as Flaky too.
Flaky flag makes it easier to distinguish random and important test run failures.
To instruct RapiseLauncher to rerun a failed test case use
Max rerun attempts test set custom property. If a test case keeps failing it will be additionally executed specified number of times (by default it is zero). To stop rerunning tests if many of them finally failed use
Do not rerun if N tests failed property. By default this property is zero and it means rerun all the tests in a test set if
Max rerun attempts is set.
Test runs that correspond to reruns are decorated with icons. Number in a circle designates rerun attempt.
Since Rapise 7.1 - RapiseLauncher is able to perform parallel run for these types of tests:
- Web tests configured to run with Selenium WebDriver,
- Mobile tests,
- REST/SOAP API tests.
In order to mark a test case ready for parallel run set the custom property
Ready for parallel run in test case details.
If all test cases included into a test set have this property, the test set is configured for parallel run - RapiseLauncher will execute the test cases in parallel.
To configure the test set use the custom properties
Run tests in parallel and
Max parallel tests (0 - no limit).
Input Data Table¶
Since Rapise 7.1 you may define a table with parameter values to automatically run same test set with different input data. It is an alternative to test configurations.
Create a CSV or TXT file with parameter names and values. You may do it right from the dashboard (navigate to test set details and use Create New popup menu in the Attachments section). Example of the data file:
UserName,Password librarian,librarian borrower,borrower
Choose this attachment in the
Input datacustom property.
RapiseLauncher will run the test set same number of times as data rows in the input file. Every column name will become a global parameter passed to a test case.
How to Open¶
To open the dashboard use main menu View > Spira Dashboard. If you wish Rapise to open the dashboard automatically on startup - open the Rapise Settings dialog and set
ShowDashboardOnStartup flag to
The dashboard contains top level menu to switch between views and a dropdown to switch between products/projects. There is also a button to refresh data and search field to filter data in the current view. Filtering is applied to a column with orange caption (usually
In many cases first column of a data table contains ID of an item in Spira. You may click an ID to open the corresponding item in a browser window.
Each data table has a menu opener (hamburger) located in the top right corner. The menu contains some predefined filters and also allows to reveal filter row and choose what columns to show. Clicking a column caption turns on sorting.
Plus icon in a table row means that it can be expanded. Click the icon to reveal row details. It may contain more data tables.
Test cases and test sets may be placed into folders in Spira. The dashboard loads folder hierarchy. To navigate it click on folder icons.
Some tables include
Action column. It allows the user to perform certain actions on an item displayed in the row where
Action menu is expanded.
Here is the list of tasks you may accomplish with the dashboard.
Connect To Spira¶
If you did not connect Rapise to Spira yet, you will be prompted to enter the connection info.
To get your API Key follow these steps.
Assign Automation Host Token¶
If you did not assign an automation host token to the machine where Rapise is running you may do it in Automation Hosts view. You may even create a new host there.
Browse Framework Tests¶
The dashboard view shows tests included in the currently opened test framework (parent test and it's sub-tests).
View Test Runs in Progress¶
View test runs that are in progress right now.
View Pending Test Runs for This Host¶
View tests that are scheduled to run on the local host for the next 24 hours.
Setup Custom Properties¶
Some features of the dashboard require additional custom properties to exist in Test Cases, Test Sets and Test Runs. Click
Create Custom Properties for Rapise button to add the following custom properties in the selected project:
- Test Cases
- Flaky (boolean, default is false)
- Ready for parallel run (boolean, default is false, requires Rapise 7.1+)
- Test Runs
- Flaky (boolean, default is false)
- Run attempt (integer, default is 1)
- Tag (string, empty by default, requires Rapise 7.1+)
- Test Sets
- Max rerun attempts (integer, default is 0)
- Do not rerun if N tests failed (integer, default is 0)
- Rerun test set if failed (boolean, default is false, requires Rapise 7.1+)
- Run tests in parallel (boolean, default is false, requires Rapise 7.1+)
- Max parallel tests (integer, default is 0 (no limit), requires Rapise 7.1+)
- Input data (string, empty by default, requires Rapise 7.1+)
- Record videos (boolean, default is false)
- Verbose level (integer, default is 1)
- GitUrl, GitUser, GitPassword, GitBranch, GitRoot (string, empty by default)
Clicking the button more than once is safe. If a custom property exists - Rapise won't create a duplicate. To create the custom properties you will need to enter administrator credentials (user name and API Key).
Perform Test Actions¶
Action menu for a test allows to
- Open the test in Rapise
- Link the test to a test case in Spira
- Execute the test (if linked to a test case) via RapiseLauncher on the local machine or a selected automation host. Requires Rapise 7.1+.
Pending Test Runs View¶
This view displays scheduled test runs that must be executed within next 24 hours.
Test Cases View¶
Browse Test Cases¶
In the test cases view one may see the tree of test cases for a project, discover when a test case was last executed and status of execution.
View Test Case Details¶
Expanding a test case reveals last 10 runs of it. The details pane also shows test case parameters (editable, requires Rapise 7.1+) and custom properties (editable).
Perform Test Case Actions¶
Action menu for a test case allows to
Executethe test case on the local host.
Executethe test case on a selected Automation Host. It will run as soon as RapiseLauncher on that host is ready.
- Mark the test case as
Flakyor remove the flag.
- Add default parameters to the test case. The list of default parameters includes:
- g_verboseLevel = 1
- g_enableVideoRecording = false
Open This Testin Rapise. It is a shortcut for Open a test from SpiraTest.
For execution of a test case on a selected automation host (#2) - Rapise will use a special test set with the name of the automation host.
Create New Test Case¶
If you want to create a test case in a specific folder - select corresponding row in the table, otherwise the test case will be created in the root folder. Click the
New Test Case button at the bottom of the view and provide necessary details in the opened modal dialog.
Test Sets View¶
Browse Test Sets¶
In the test sets view one may see the tree of test sets for a project, discover when a test set was last executed and status of execution.
View Test Set Details¶
Expanding a test set reveals the list of included test cases. The details pane also shows test set parameters (editable, requires Rapise 7.1+) and custom properties (editable).
Add Test Cases¶
Add Test Cases to open the test cases tree, select test cases and append them to the test set.
Reorder Test Cases¶
Using hamburger icon next to a test case ID one may reorder test cases in a test set.
Test Case Actions¶
Use Action menu to
- Remove a test case from the test
- Open a dialog to edit
Test Set Test Caseparameters (requires Rapise 7.1+)
Perform Test Set Actions¶
Action menu for a test set allows to
Executethe test set on the local host.
Executethe test set on a selected Automation Host. It will run as soon as RapiseLauncher on that host is ready.
Rerunjust failed test cases on a selected Automation Host.
For execution of a test set on a selected automation host (#2,#3) Rapise will use a special test set with the name of the automation host.
Create New Test Set¶
If you want to create a test set in a specific folder - select corresponding row in the table, otherwise the test set will be created in the root folder. Click the
New Test Set button at the bottom of the view and provide necessary details in the opened modal dialog.
Test Runs View¶
Browse Test Runs¶
This view shows most recent test run reports. One may see test run status and execution time and duration. If a test run is failed - Details column displays the first error message.
Since Rapise 7.1 to view just test runs of a specific test set run use
Tag column popup menu
Filter by Tag. If you run the test set with different configurations then configuration number is reflected in the tag name, e.g. QZH_
Config3. If a test run corresponds to automatic rerun of a failed test set it has suffix
Rerun, e.g. DCB_
Rerun. First three letters of the tag name is a random string. generated for test set run by RapiseLauncher.
Filter by Tag feature setup custom properties as described below.
View Test Run Details¶
Expanding a test run reveals the report with execution status for every test step. The details pane also contains links to download test run attachments and execution log.
This view displays last 500 incidents and allows to create new ones.