Emailing a Project

Emailing a project automatically packages a Silk Test Classic project and then emails it to an email address. In order for this to work, you must have an email client installed on the computer that is running Silk Test Classic.

You cannot email a project if you are running Silk Test Classic Runtime.

One of the options you can select before emailing is to compile your project. If a compile error occurs, Silk Test Classic displays a warning message, and you can opt to continue or to cancel the email.

Silk Test Classic supports any MAPI-compliant email clients such as Outlook Express.

The maximum size for the emailed project is determined by your email client. Silk Test Classic does not place any limits on the size of the project.

To email your project:

  1. If your project is not already open, click File > Open Project or click Open Project > Open Project on the basic workflow bar. Select a project, then click Open.
  2. Click File > Email Project. You can only email a project if you have that project open.
  3. On the Email Project dialog box, type the email address where you want to send the Silk Test Classic project. For example, enter to send a package to Acme Technical Support.
    Tip: If you are not sure about the email address, you can just enter some text here. Once you click OK, this information is passed to your default mail system where you can correct the address.
  4. Optional: Check the Create file references for files with absolute paths check box to use links for any absolute file reference. By default, this check box is checked.
    Note: Using references for absolute paths produces a smaller package that can be opened more quickly.
  5. Optional: Check the Compile before exporting check box to compile the project before emailing it. By default, this check box is checked.
  6. Optional: Check the Include results files of all tests (.res, .rex, and .xlg) check box to include .res, .rex, and .xlg results files in the emailed project. Only results files that were added to the Results folder of the project are emailed. By default, this check box is unchecked.
  7. Optional: Check the Include extend.ini file check box to include extensions that you have configured for target machines in the project that you export. Typically, when working with a project, extension configurations are stored in the project specific project.ini file. However, you can also configure extensions for target machines in the extend.ini file, by using the Extension Enabler, a tool which is available from the Start menu. By default, this check box is unchecked.
  8. Optional: Check the Protect Silk Test Classic package files with password check box to secure the compressed file with a password. If you have secured the compressed file with a password, you cannot extract any files from the compressed package without specifying this password. This option is available only when you have checked the Export to single Silk Test Classic package check box.
    1. Type the password into the Enter password field. A password may include up to 79 alphanumeric characters.
    2. Re-enter the password into the Confirm password field to confirm it.
  9. Click OK. If you opted to compile the project before packaging it, Silk Test Classic displays a warning message if any file failed to compile. Silk Test Classic opens a new email message and attaches the packaged project to a message. You can edit the recipient, add a subject line, and text, just as you can for any outgoing message.
  10. Click Send to add the project to your outgoing queue. If your email client is already open, your message is sent automatically. If your email client was not open, the message is placed in your outgoing queue.
Note: If the email process does not finish successfully, Micro Focus recommends deleting any partially packaged project or draft email message and restarting the email process.