Creating Build Information Files

To create a build information file:
  1. On the application server, navigate to: C:\ProgramData\SilkCentral\instance_<instance number>_<instance name>\BuildInfos.
  2. Create a build info file for your project based on the template file BuildInfoExample.xml. The template file contains the following code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    	   <BuildEntry name="Demo Product">
    	   <BuildEntry name="Product2">
    Note: An element called BuildEntryList contains a list of BuildEntry elements. BuildEntry tags refer to specific products that are defined by the name attribute of BuildEntry elements.
  3. Modify the file content to fit your environment.
    The number of the version that is currently available for testing. The number is not necessarily the same for each execution server.
    The number of the build that is currently available for testing. The number is not necessarily the same for each execution server.
  4. Optional: If you require specific execution servers to use different version and build information, distribute the modified build information file to the execution server(s) at C:\ProgramData\SilkCentral\BuildInfos. For Linux execution servers, the file needs to be stored in the sibling-folder ../ExecServerData of the directory from which the execution server is started.
  5. Once you have created the build information files, you must specify the file name in the settings of the corresponding project. Click Projects:<Project Name> > Projects List to view the list of projects assigned to you. Select the project to which you want to link the build information. in the sub-folder ExecServerData of the current directory
    Note: This must be done before the scheduling of any tests for the project. Otherwise previously scheduled tests will not be updated.
  6. Click the Project Settings tab.
  7. Click Edit to edit the project settings of the selected project. The Edit Project Settings dialog box opens.
  8. Specify the name of the previously created XML file in the Build information file name field.
  9. Click OK to update the information. With all future test executions, Silk Central will read build information from the corresponding file and match test results with that information.