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The Testing Workspace

The Testing window, or Workspace, provides a quick and convenient method of working with element tests.

When you select an element in a diagram or in the Project Browser, if the Testing window is visible the lists of tests for that element are loaded ready for modification or addition.


In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Manage Tests permission to update and delete test records.

To open the Testing window, select the View | Testing menu option. Alternatively, press [Alt]+[3]. The window can be docked to the application workspace.

The window has two formats, as illustrated below - Item mode and List mode respectively.



To toggle between the modes, click on the Show/Hide Properties button in the window toolbar.

Click on the New icon in the window toolbar to add new items. In Item mode, this clears the fields for new data. In List mode, this displays the Test details dialog. By clicking on the Auto button in Item mode or on the Test details dialog, you can apply an automatic naming/numbering nomenclature that you have previously defined.

There are five tabs along the base of the window; one for each of the following types of testing:

The asterisk on a tab indicates that the tab contains saved information. If there is no information for a type of test, or the information has not yet been saved, its tab has no asterisk.

The tabs toggle between Item mode and List mode independently.