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Enterprise Architect is not only a UML Modeling environment, it is also a complete Test Management environment. Using Enterprise Architect you can create and manage test scripts for model elements, developing unit, integration, scenario, system, acceptance and inspection tests; these can include test cases generated from xUnit testing and Testpoint Management.
You can also import tests from other elements, generate them from scenarios, and generate test documentation and reports; you can indicate the presence of tests on an element by displaying test information on the element in a diagram.
It is simple to attach even complex tests to any model element. Keeping the model elements and the testing documentation in one integrated model significantly improves the communication between the test-team and the software developers and architects.
The system's detailed search facilities make it easy to find failing test cases, test cases not run and test cases that have been passed; using the testing and search capabilities, it is easy to navigate through the model and quickly locate problem spots, design flaws and other critical issues.
You initially create tests in the Construct window.
Typically, you create:
These test categories are otherwise referred to as test Classes; the type of Class is internally identified by a value from 1 to 6 corresponding to the test types in the order as listed.
|The Construct Facility Create Test Records Test Class
Tasks that you might perform via the Testing window when working with tests include:
|Import a Scenario as a Test Move or Copy Tests Between Test Classes Import a Test from Other Elements The Element Browser Import a Responsibility or Constraint as a Test Create a Maintenance Item from a Test Generate Test Details Report Show Test Script Compartments Create Test Documentation
- Most of the listed tasks relate to a tests for a single element
- You can display the Testing window for an element on a diagram, by clicking on the element and pressing the
- You can make a set of tests available to a number of elements by performing the listed tasks on a Test Case element and then associating that Test Case with each of the other elements; the Test Case element also helps to make tests more visible in diagrams, the Project Browser, windows and searches