Manually Executing Automated Tests

Automated tests might sometimes deliver unexpected results because of environmental issues. When such a test fails in a system, and you want to verify if the failure is caused by a system component, or you know that the problem is caused by a currently dysfunctional system component, you can re-run the automated test manually.

To run an automated test manually, perform the following steps:

  1. In the menu, click Execution Planning > Details View.
  2. In the Execution Plans tree, select the project, execution plan, folder, or configuration suite that you want to execute, or use Ctrl+Click or Shift+Click to select multiple elements.
  3. Click (Run) on the toolbar. This is disabled for testing cycles, execution plans within testing cycles, and unassigned tests. The Run dialog box appears.
  4. Define which tests you want to execute.
  5. Select Run automated tests manually in the Run type list box. All selected tests are then treated as manual tests, and the Current Run page opens.