Glossary of terms? Adding suites

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Glossary of terms? Adding suites

Post by conradb » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:50 pm

I'm struggling to line up my understanding of "solution", "test case", "repository" and "project", with the way the Studio UI lays things out and what I expected to see.
1. Is there an article describing the terms used in ranorex speak?
2. I have a single solution and want to add many test suites but use the same repository. This should be intuitive, but when I read the forums it mentions adding a new "project", but the project will have a new empty repo. I Want or expect one solution, one repo that is organised into folders, and then many "scripts" - which I assume is an analogy to "suite" in ranorex terminology.

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Re: Glossary of terms? Adding suites

Post by krstcs » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:54 pm

Each project can have ONE AND ONLY ONE test suite. Think of each project AS a test suite. You can just not use the repository in the extra projects. That's what I do. I have one CORE project that contains all of the common modules and the common repository, then I create new projects for each test suite I need.

**Note that when you create a new project, Ranorex defaults to creating a Ranorex Test Library instead of a Suite, so you need to change it before you finish creating the project.

A test case is just a grouping of modules that loops over each row of data in the associated data connector (if there isn't one it just runs the test case one time).

A test module is a group of actions. Try to keep these as small as possible so they are easier to drag and drop where you want them in the test case.
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Re: Glossary of terms? Adding suites

Post by Support Team » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:59 pm

Hi conradb,

Most of these terms, are described in our User Guide. Another source of information would be our Blog or Live Webinars.

For your second intention, you could add a new project to your solution.
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Furthermore change the repository in the recording of the new project, with the repository of your first project.
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At least just choose if you want to copy or link your repository to the Project. By right-clicking on the repository in the "Project Browser" you can select

It is highly recommended going through the User Guide and watch our Webinars as well.

I hope this information helps you.

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Re: Glossary of terms? Adding suites

Post by conradb » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:18 pm

Yeah - sorry, my first post took a while to appear, so now I have 2 posts - but this does explain it.
I had assumed I could start with a project that contains all of my recordings and the repository, and then create a second project and place *all* my test suites in the second project to make managing tests separate from the repository and recordings. The "new-project" dialog wizard presents me with a choice of C# and VB, neither of which make any sense to someone who might have no C# nor need any C# coding ability at all.
I was expecting this UI:
easy to find "Suite" node
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Because a suite and a module were at the same hierarchy level in my own mind :wink:

Being under pressure from a boss to just get some basic stuff working kinda means I ran before I could walk.
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