Making Steps Optional or Suppressed in a Test Case

There are scenarios in which a test step should be made optional.  Meaning, even if the optional step fails, the test will continue moving forward without interruption.  There are also scenarios in which a test step will require suppression, meaning the step when flagged, will not have its action carried out, thus not affecting the test case. In this tutorial, learn how to set both scenarios.

 

To Make a Step Optional or Suppressed in a Test Case

  1. Open Project>>Functional Tests Tab.
  2. Select the test case and click on the test Actions drop-down menu >> Details.
  3. Click into a test step to open Slider View. 
  4. Select the step to be made optional or suppressed, then click on the gear icon.
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  5. This will open that step and offer the Optional Action and Suppress Action checkboxes to be selected.
    -Optional Action: Make the step optional so even if the step fails, the test will continue forward.
    -Suppress Action: Flag the step, indicating its action should not be carried out at all during test execution. Use case: If a test case flow is temporarily changed and the edit of the entire test is not desired or perhaps to carry out a/b test workflows for comparison.
  6. The appropriate flag will display in the test step to indicate the new status of the step.

To Make a Step Optional or Suppressed via Action Log

  1. In Slider View, select the test step on the left which you'd like to make optional or suppressed.
  2. Open the Edit icon in the lower right corner and select Edit Action Log from the drop-down menu.
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  3. Open the second tab titled SETTINGS.  Select Optional Action or Suppress Action as desired for the specific step.
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  4. Click Save to save the selection.
  5. The appropriate flag will display in the test step to indicate the new status of the step.