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The Results File

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The Results File
The Results File
A results file provides information about the execution of the testcase, script,
suite or testplan. By default, the results file has the same name as the
executed script, suite, or testplan, from which the testcase(s) was executed,
but with a .res extension. To change the default name and directory of the
results file, edit the Runtime Options dialog. For more information, see the
online Help.
The following is an example of a results file. This file was generated for the
testplan gmoc.t:
Summary of results
By default, the results file displays an overall summary at the top of the file
indicating the following:
The name of the script, suite or testplan and the overall success or failure
of the script or testplan
The machine on which the tests ran
The starting time and the total elapsed time
The number and percentage of testcases that passed and failed
The total number of errors and warnings
Tip To hide the overall summary, click on the summary and click
Result/Hide Summary. (You can change the default behavior in the
Runtime Options. For more information, see the online Help.)
What color indicates
In
Chapter 3, "Planning a Testing Strategy"
, you learned that color plays an
important role in identifying the parts of a testplan. Color is also used in
results files to identify various components.
Script
Results summary
Color
Description
Blue
Test description; also test output and informational
messages from the recovery system
Red
Test error
Gray
Testcase was not executed