Finding Test Properties

The Find command in the Tests area enables you to locate test property values that meet specified search criteria. Use the Next, Previous, First, and Last functions to step through the results of a search for a specified property value. Find is enabled across all Silk Central plug-ins and functional categories.

Note: Data-driven test property values can be found using the Find command.
Note: When the Tests tree is constrained by a filter, Find is only executed against those tests that are presented in the Tests tree after filtering.

To find a specific test property value:

  1. In the menu, click Tests > Details View .
  2. Click Find on the toolbar. The Find dialog box opens.
  3. From the Category list box, select the functional category or Silk Central plug-in across which you want to search.
    Tip: When you define a custom plug-in property, it is automatically added to the list.
  4. From the Find in list box, select the property within which the query should search for the value. The properties available in this list vary based on the selected category.
  5. In the Find what field, type the alphanumeric string the query should search for.

    Optional settings are available for qualifying the query further. Check the check boxes of those that are appropriate:

  6. Choose the location in the Tests tree where the search should begin. The following options are available:
    Option Button
    Start from selection
    Specifies that the search begins from the currently selected test element.
    Start from top
    Specifies that the search begins from the root of the Tests tree.
    Find in subtree only
    Specifies that the search runs only in the sub-tree which has the currently selected element of the Tests tree as its root node.
  7. Check the appropriate check boxes to further qualify the query. The following check boxes are available:
    Check Box
    Case sensitive
    Specifies that the string is searched case-sensitively.
    Note: When using a case sensitive SQL Server, case-insensitive searching is not supported for the following fields:
    • Test description
    • Manual step description
    • Manual step action description
    • Manual step expected results
    Match whole word only
    Specifies that search results only include complete standalone instances of the query string.
    Include read-only values
    Specifies that search results include text strings that cannot be directly edited because they are inherited from another test, referenced from a linked test container, or called from a data source in the course of data-driven testing.
  8. Click Find to begin the search and advance to the first test container, test folder, or test returned by the query.
  9. If your query returns multiple test elements, you are presented with options to advance through the elements.
    Note: The Find command allows you to search test elements where the search string is an inherited value.