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Displaying the Suite Views

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Chapter 5 - Executing Tests
With the Progress bar, you can quickly assess how successfully the test is running. The
Progress bar provides the following information:
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Testers
The total number of virtual testers in the run
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Active
The number of virtual testers that are neither suspended nor terminated
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Suspended
The number of virtual testers in a paused state
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Terminated: Normal
The number of virtual testers that completed their tasks
successfully
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Terminated: Abnormal
The number of virtual testers that terminated without
completing all of their assigned tasks
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Time in Run
The time the test has been running, expressed in
hours:minutes:seconds
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% Done
The approximate percentage of the test that has completed
TestManager also displays three views of the running suite:
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The
Suite - Overall
view, which displays general information about the status of
virtual testers. For more information, see Displaying the Suite Views on page 134.
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The
State Histogram - Standard
, which is a bar chart that provides a general idea of
which tasks the virtual testers are performing. For example, some virtual testers
might be initializing, some virtual testers might be executing code, and some
virtual testers might be connecting to the database. This chart shows the number
of virtual testers in each state.
TestManager displays the State Histogram - Standard by default. However, if you
are running GUI test scripts, or if you are testing an SQL database or a Web server,
you may want to display a bar chart specifically geared to those tests. For more
information, see Displaying the State Histograms on page 136.
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The
User View - Compact
or the
Computer View - Compact
, which displays
information about the current state of the virtual testers. In this view, you can click
a particular virtual tester to display additional information about that virtual tester
or control its operation. For more information, see Displaying the User and Computer
Views
on page 138.
Displaying the Suite Views
The suite views are very similar to the actual suite that you have designed. Columns
show you which iteration is being executed and what percentage of the virtual testers
in a group are currently in a test script or a selector.