Automatically Deleting Results and Result Files

Define rules to clean up old results and result files of execution plan runs to reduce database size and to improve the manageability of your execution plan runs.

You need the Delete execution plan runs permission to perform this task.

The amount of collected results and result files increases over time as you run your execution plans. After a while, some results may not be relevant anymore, and managing your results is easier if only the important information is retained. In Silk Central you can define rules for the automatic cleanup of results and result files that you no longer require.
  1. In the menu, click Execution Planning > Details View.
  2. Select the node in the Execution Plans tree for which you want to configure result cleanup rules. All child nodes inherit the defined rules. To define cleanup rules specifically for unassigned tests, select the Unassigned Tests node in the Execution Plans tree. Unassigned tests include items such as uploaded Silk Performer tests and try runs.
  3. In the Result Cleanup Rules section on the Properties page, click New Rule. The New Result Cleanup Rule dialog box appears.
  4. Specify the Rule type. You can choose to delete only result files, or entire runs, which includes results too.
  5. In the Delete after list, select the time after which the rule triggers the deletion. Cleanup rules only trigger when new results are stored for the selected node.
    Note: Runs and result files are not deleted if one of the following applies:
    • A test run with a tagged build is contained
    • A test run is contained, which is the latest run of this test in this execution plan
    • An unassigned test is contained, which is the latest run of this test
    • There is only one execution plan run
  6. If you have selected the rule type Delete result files, you can limit the deletion to specific file types in the Only delete files of type field. Enter the file type extensions as comma-separated list, for example bmp, png. Leave this field empty to delete all result files.
  7. Click OK.
To update or remove a cleanup rule, click the Delete or Edit icon. You can also deactivate a cleanup rule by toggling the Status. Inherited rules can only be modified on the top node on which they were created.