To create an Action:
Click on the create entity icon on the top navigation and select Action.
On the “New Action” window under General info tab,
- Give a name on the Name field. Remember, the name given should be unique in the Context in which it is going to be used.
Special characters like ~ @ # & . can be used. Punctuations and symbols should not be used.
- Enter Description, this is an optional field, but we suggest you provide a description to explain the Action briefly.
- Select a Context from which the Action is initiated. The Context from which an action is initiated is called Origin Context.
If an Action is applicable in multiple Contexts, you can always share it with other Contexts. Learn more about sharing an Action
- Choose a Destination Context. A destination context refers to the resulting context of test application once the Action is performed. Learn more about Destination Context
- Provide tags to this Action. Tags are useful when you want to group or arrange the entities later as per their characteristics.
On the Parameters tab,
Click on Add New under Input Parameters to add a new Input parameter. An action input parameter replaces the hard-coded values in test logic with variables, whose values are set in different scopes. This helps in developing Data driven test scenarios. Learn more about Parameterization
similarly, click on the Add New under Output Parameters to add a new output parameter. An output parameter is defined to parameterize the output value of an action statement defined.
Read more about Parameterization
You can always define Parameters for the Action later. It is an optional task while creating an Action.
On the Custom Info tab,
- Enter the values in the required fields. Custom fields allow capturing relevant information about an entity with an intent to serve analysis across the system. Learn more about, the significance of custom fields
This tab is not displayed in case custom fields are not set up for the project. Based on your business needs, it is recommended to configure custom fields.