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Structured Specification Toolbar

In developing a Structured Specification, you can perform a range of operations using the icons on the Structured Specification toolbar.

Access

On a diagram or in the Project Browser, select an element and:

Ribbon

Design > Element > Manage > Properties > Scenarios > Structured Specification  or

Design > Element > Manage > Specific Properties Page > Scenarios > Structured Specification

Context Menu

Right-click on element | Properties > Scenarios > Structured Specification   or

Right-click on element | Properties Page | Scenarios > Structured Specification

Keyboard Shortcuts

Alt+Enter : Scenarios > Structured Specification  or

Shift+Alt+S > Structured Specification

Other

Double-click on Element : Scenarios > Structured Specification

Toolbar options

Icon

Action

See also

Click on this icon to save changes to the scenario specification.

Click on this icon to return to the basic path specification (if another specification is currently displayed).

(Enabled when the basic path is displayed - you cannot add an alternate path to another alternate path or an exception path.)

Click on this icon to create a branch from the selected step to an alternate path scenario; select the path from the displayed list. If the appropriate scenario does not yet exist, double-click on the new path line and type the scenario name, then click off the line and back on to it.

Click on the OK button.

  • An entry for this alternate path displays in the 'Entry Points' tab, as 'Step a' of the basic path step it branches from; in the 'Join' column, click on the drop-down arrow and select the number of the step at which action flows back to the basic path, or select 'End' if the path terminates separately from the basic path
  • You cannot join the end of the branch - whether alternate or exception - to more than one step of the basic path; if you change the join point of the branch, any duplicates of that branch are updated to remain in synchrony with the join point

(Only enabled when the basic path is displayed - you cannot add an exception path to another exception path or an alternate path.)

Click on this icon to create a branch from the selected step to an exception path scenario - select the path from the displayed list. If the appropriate scenario does not yet exist, double-click on the new path line and type the scenario name, then click off the line and back on to it.

Click on the OK button.

  • An entry for this exception path displays in the 'Entry Points' tab, as 'Step a' of the basic path step it branches from; in the 'Join' column, click on the drop-down arrow and select the number of the step at which action flows back to the basic path, or select 'End' if the path terminates separately from the basic path
  • You cannot join the end of the branch - whether alternate or exception - to more than one step of the basic path; if you change the join point of the branch, any duplicates of that branch are updated to remain in synchrony with the join point

Click on this icon to display the 'Manage Uses Context List' dialog, which you use to set the 'Uses' column entries to linked context reference lists.

Structured Specification Selected Text Context Menu

Click on this icon to move the currently-selected step one place up (including any new step ... entry).

Click on this icon to move the currently-selected step one place down (including any new step ... entry).

Click on this icon to display a list of diagrams that you can generate from the scenario; click on the type of diagram that you want to generate.

Generate Diagram

Click on this icon to display a list of Test Suites and Test Cases you can generate, based on this Use Case scenario. Click on the test structure you want to generate.

Generate Test Cases

Click on this icon to delete the selected step from the scenario.

Click on this icon to display the Help topic for this tab.

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