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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.

Access:    View | More Element Tools | Testing   (Alt + 3)




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Using the Testing Workspace

The window has two formats - Item mode and List mode respectively

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

To add new items, click on the New icon in the window toolbar; in:

  • Item mode, this clears the fields for new data
  • 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:

  • Unit testing
  • Integration testing
  • System testing
  • Acceptance testing
  • Scenario 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

Test Dialog

Use Auto Naming and Auto Counters

Unit testing

Integration testing

System testing

Acceptance testing

Scenario testing


  • 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 add, update and delete test records
  • The Testing window can be docked to the application workspace

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