Configuration example

Configuration example

Postby fman » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:53 pm

This information will be present on 1.9.4 and up
How Remote Execution FROM TL works

Needed pieces

this file is include on execSetResults.php this way

if( $cfg->exec_cfg->enable_test_automation )




Function to launch remote execution executeTestCase() is present on remote_exec.php.
Configuration to access Remote execution server is done via Custom Fields.
This config is retrieved using method:
getXMLRPCServerParams() from class cfield_mgr.class.php

Here method documentation:

* Retrieves the XML-RPC Server Parameters specified through custom fields.
* Done searching CARVED in the stone Custom Field Names on different
* (AGAIN CARVED in the stone) CF value tables in this way:
* CF name will have 3 pieces separated by _ (underscore)
* RE-XMLRPC_url_tsuite
* RE-XMLRPC_url_tcase
* RE-XMLRPC_url_link
* Part 1: RE-XMLRPC_ FIXED value (prefix), used as search key to get automatically
* CF to be analised.
* Part 2: url will be key on returned hash, and is part of 'contract' with caller,
* i.e. caller will use this key.
* This key is a FREE choice of developer of Remote Execute modules to use
* with TL.
* Part 3: this part is domain (link,tcase,tsuite)
* work this way:
* To specify Remote Execution server parameters we have provided 3 choices
* a. on test case version LINKED to Test Plan + Platform (Test Plan Design time)
* custom field 'RE-XMLRPC_url_link'
* b. on test case version BUT at Test Spec Design time.
* In this way if is OK to have always same parameters no matter
* test plan + platform where test case version has been linked, we configure
* this just ONCE.
* custom field 'RE-XMLRPC_url_tcase'
* c. on test suite (can be done ONLY at Test Spec Design time), all test case versions
* contained on this test suite branch (and children Test suites) will share this
* configuration.
* custom field 'RE-XMLRPC_url_tsuite'

Now a couple of examples to try to make clear configuration

Example 1. configure Remote Execution Server for EACH test case

1. create a new test project
2. import Custom Fields provided with TestLink distribution 1.9.3 and up

3. assign to your test project
4. import test suites provided on

5. Give a look to
you will find a simple do nothing server.

so some tests to see you can call it using:

When everyting work ok then you can continue your configuration

6. edit each test case to add the Remote Exec Server URL
7. create a Test Plan
8. create at least one build
9. add all test cases
10. enable remote execution on your custom config
11. Go to execute feature, open left side tree, click on test case 'sayPassed'.
12. on right side screen you will find 'Execute and save results' button.
13. click it, screen will be updated with execution result
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