Importing Projects from Silk Central

Importing a project involves downloading a copy of a project from Silk Central and working with it independently of Silk Central. Changes that you make to an imported project do not effect Silk Central. Only a standard Web connection is necessary to import a Silk Central project. No source-control tool connection or credentials are required.

Importing a file into Silk Performer enables you to perform attended test runs independently of Silk Central. Attended test runs differ from tests that are run automatically based on predefined schedules in Silk Central because they can be executed manually in Silk Performer. Test results can subsequently be uploaded back to Silk Central and associated with a test definition.

Even if you have configured source code control integration with Silk Central, imported project files are not checked out of your source control tool because they are saved locally to your hard disk as compressed ZIP archives. Attended tests can also be initiated from the Silk Central side.

  1. Choose File > Import Project from Silk Central . You are presented with the connection settings that are specified on the System Settings - Workbench - Silk Central page.
  2. Optional: If you are connecting for the first time, or if you do not want to use the default connection settings, specify the following information:
    • In the URL field, specify the URL of the host on which Silk Central's front-end server is running. Make sure to specify the full URL including the port and the Silk Central instance.
      Note: The port is usually port 80 if you are using an ISAPI Web server or port 19120 if you are using Silk Central's standalone Web server.
    • Type valid user credentials for your Silk Performer installation in the Username and Password fields.
  3. Optional: Click Set as Default to define the specified connection settings as the default settings for future connections.
  4. Optional: Click Internet Options to define Internet connection properties, such as proxy settings, security settings, and browser connection settings.
    If you perform this step, click OK on the Internet Properties dialog box to save the settings.
  5. On the Import Project from Silk Central dialog box, click Next to view a list of the Silk Central projects to which the active user has read access. This list is the same list that is available in Silk Central's Projects's unit.
  6. Select the Silk Central project to import and click Next. Alternatively, you can double-click the project to import.
  7. In the Project menu tree, open test containers and test folders as necessary and select the Silk Performer test definition to import to Silk Performer.
  8. If you do not want to use the default target directory, type a different directory in the Target Directory text box.
  9. Click Finish.