Executing Attended Silk Performer Tests

Attended tests are Silk Performer tests that are executed manually in Silk Performer and are not executed automatically based on a predefined schedule in Silk Central.

Note: To use Silk Central's data-driven test functionality with Silk Performer scripts, data sources with column names matching the corresponding Silk Performer project attributes must be used in conjunction with AttributeGet methods (password attributes cannot be passed and will always use the values that are specified in the script).

To execute an attended test run in Silk Performer:

  1. In the menu, click Tests > Details View .
  2. In the Tests tree, select a Silk Performer test.
  3. Click the Properties tab.
  4. Scroll down to the Silk Performer Test Properties section.
  5. Click Run Attended. A file download dialog box displays, asking you to confirm that you wish to run the specified Silk Performer command file (.spwbcmd).
  6. Click Open to open the project in Silk Performer. If not already open in the background, Silk Performer is invoked. The Select Target Directory dialog box displays, loaded with the default directory path to which the specified Silk Performer project will be saved.
  7. If you approve of the specified pathname, click OK, otherwise click Browse to specify an alternate path. The Silk Performer Workload Configuration dialog box opens with all of the workload settings that are associated with the Silk Performer project.
  8. Edit the workload settings as required and click Run to begin the test and monitor the test results with Silk Performer.
    Note: Clicking Run without editing any workload settings executes the Silk Performer test in exactly the same way as if the test had been executed directly from Silk Central as an unattended test.