Exporting a Project

Exporting a Silk Test Classic project lets you copy all the files associated with a project to a directory or a single compressed file in a directory.

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

Silk Test Classic will not change the file creation dates when copying the project’s files.

One of the options you can select before exporting 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 compile.

To export 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 > Export Project. You can only export a project if you have the project open.
  3. On the Export Project dialog box, enter the directory to which you want to export the project or click Browse button to locate the export folder. The default location is the parent directory of the project folder, which means the folder containing the project file, not the project's current location.
  4. Check the Export to single Silk Test Classic package check box if you want to package the Silk Test Classic project into a single compressed file.
  5. 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.
  6. Optional: Check the Compile before exporting check box to compile the project before exporting it. By default, this check box is checked.
  7. Optional: Check the Include results files of all tests check box to include .res and .rex results files in the exported project or package. Only results files that were added to the Results folder of the project are exported. By default, this check box is unchecked.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Click OK. Silk Test Classic determines all the files necessary for the project and copies them to the selected directory or compresses them into a package. Silk Test Classic displays a warning message if any of the files could not be successfully packaged and gives you the option of continuing.
Tip: If the export process does not finish successfully, Micro Focus recommends deleting any partially packaged project and restarting the export process.