When you are building a Scenario, ACCELQ presents with Actions (grouped into Relevant and All Actions) that are already part of the project. It may sometimes be necessary to create a brand new Action that doesn't yet exist in the Project, as part of building a Scenario. Rather than deviating from the Scenario build process to create this Action, you can quickly accomplish this in the Scenario development process itself.
This ability to create new Actions while building a Scenario makes the process extremely fluid and powerful. In fact, in a true top-down approach, you could start from a blank project and build an entire suite of Actions as part of Scenario creation. You may also utilize this feature to achieve TDD (test-driven development) in the SDLC cycle.
These newly created Actions have a fully defined signature, including the Destination Context, Parameters, etc. If you need brand new Contexts as part of Action creation, you may also do it as part of the process. Action logic is left empty and should be built separately.
Once you finish building the Scenario, an alert is displayed at every step which points to the newly created Action. You are now required to navigate to these Actions and write the necessary logic.
Note: Sometimes, the Action you are looking for, may not be available under the Relevant Actions, but under the All Actions. You will notice match count in the All Actions tab. That implies the Action you are looking for is not accessible (available) to the current Context in the flow. If there is a need to reuse the same Action, refer to the section below.
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