Publishing test results to the server

The test result indicates the quality of application under test. Different stakeholders to the application might want to check the quality of application but do not have the workbench or desktop client installed. As a desktop client user, you can publish the test result to HCL OneTest Server so that others can view it from the web browser.

Before you begin

You must have completed the following tasks:

  • Installed HCL OneTest Server. For more information, refer to Product Documentation.

  • Created an offline user token to connect to HCL OneTest Server from HCL OneTest Performance. For more information, refer to Managing access to server.

  • Created or joined a project in HCL OneTest Server.

  • Configured the firewall so that HCL OneTest Server enables connection on the port 443.

  • Upgraded legacy reports to the Web Analytics report format.
    Note: You can right-click the report and select Upgrade to upgrade the legacy report to the Web Analytics report.

About this task

You can publish both performance and functional reports. You can set the publish parameters once in the Preference page so that you do not have to do it after every run or you can set the parameters every time for the specific result that you want to publish. Based on the parameters, the test result is published after the test run.

If you select Prompt from the drop-down list for the Publish result after execution option, after each test run, the Publish Result dialog box is displayed to publish reports instantly to HCL OneTest Server. You can modify the following options before publishing the results:

  • If you want to publish reports to other than the default server added in the Preferences window, you can change the URL of HCL OneTest Server.
    Note: If you change the server URL, you must enter an offline token to enable the publishing of test results and reports.
  • By default, the Result Name field populates the name of the selected test result. You can provide a different name that you want to use.

  • To identify specific test results, you can enter a tag or comment in the Labels field to associate it with the test result.

  • You can change the project name if you want to publish reports to a different project.
    Note: If there are no projects or if you are not a member of any project, you must create a project or become a member of a project on the server.

You can publish large test results from HCL OneTest Performance to HCL OneTest Server. When you publish large test results then the report publishes to HCL OneTest Server in chunks of predefined size.

Procedure

  1. Click Window > Preferences > Test > HCL OneTest Server.
  2. Specify the URL of the server and click Test Connection.
  3. Enter the offline user token that you created on the server and click OK.
  4. Optional: Click Manage Offline Tokens to view and remove the tokens that are associated with the desktop client, and click Apply and Close.

    For example, if there is one instance of the desktop client for multiple testers to publish reports, each tester must remove the token created by other testers and add a new token.

  5. Click the Results page from the navigation to apply settings for publishing reports.
  6. Clear the Use default HCL OneTest Server URL check box if the URL of the server is different than that is specified at Window > Preferences > Test > HCL OneTest Server.
    The format of the URL is https://fully-qualified-domain-name:443.
  7. In Publish result after execution field, select when to publish test result.
    In the initial stage when you are debugging a test, you might not want to publish the test result. Select one of the following options based on the requirement:
    • Select Never to never publish the test results to the server.
    • Select Prompt to prompt you to publish the test results after every test run.
      Notes:
      • A command line run will always publish the test results even if the workbench is set to Prompt.
      • After each test run, the Publish Result dialog box is displayed to publish reports instantly to HCL OneTest Server.
    • Select Always to publish the test results after every test execution.
  8. In Publish to project field, select a project that you are a member of on the server. The test result is published to that project.

    You cannot create a new project from the desktop client. If there are no projects or if you are not a member of any project, you must create a project or become a member of a project on the server.

  9. In Reports, select the reports that you want to publish to the server.
  10. Click Apply and Close.

Results

Test results are automatically published to the HCL OneTest Server, depending on the parameters that you have set.

What to do next

To view the test results:
  1. Log in to HCL OneTest Server.
  2. Click the Results page and then expand the test.
  3. Click the published report links. The report opens in a new browser.