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Acceptance Testing

Use Acceptance Testing to ensure that users are satisfied with the system.

Access:     View | More Element Tools | Testing > Acceptance

Open a diagram or the Project Browser and select the required element. Click on the Acceptance tab.

If any Acceptance Tests exist, the first Test item for the element is shown in the Testing window in Item mode, and all items are listed either in the panel to the left of the window, or in the window in List mode.




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Specify the name of the test



Click on the drop-down arrow and select the current status of the test



Click on the drop-down arrow and select the type of test


Run By

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the name of the person who ran the test


Checked By

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the name of the person who checked the test run


Last Run

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the date on which the test was last run



Type a description of the test; you can format the text using the Notes toolbar at the top of the field

This text is also reflected in the Notes window, but cannot be edited there

Notes Toolbar


Type in the input data


Acceptance Criteria

Type the acceptance or test success conditions



Type the results of the last test





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Editing Acceptance Tests

To edit existing Acceptance Test items for this element, either

  • Click on the item in the left-hand panel in Item mode
  • Double-click on the item in List mode to display the Test Details dialog, or
  • Click on the required item in the Testing folder in the Element Browser window (if this window is not displayed, click on the EBIcon icon in the Testing window toolbar); Acceptance Test item icons have a A in the bottom right corner

To change the element for which to create test items, click on the required element in the Project Browser

Test Details Dialog

Element Browser


  • 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