Copying test assets with dependencies

You can export test assets, and then import them into another project or workspace without losing any dependencies. Test assets include projects, schedules, and tests. You can export and import test assets to collaborate with other testers.

Before you begin

If you plan to export assets with dependencies, make sure that you have migrated the test assets to the current version of the product before you start to export.

About this task

When you copy a test with dependencies, any datapools or custom code referred to by the test are also copied. When you copy a schedule with dependencies, any locations or tests referred to by the schedule are also copied. When you copy results, any schedules or tests referred to by the results are copied.

Procedure

  1. In the Test Navigator view, right-click the test assets to export, and then click Export. You can export projects, schedules, tests, and test results with dependencies.
  2. In the Export window, expand the Test folder, and then click Test Assets with Dependencies. You can export test assets with dependencies if the test assets were created in the current version of the product. You cannot export test assets with dependencies if the test assets were created in a previous version of the product and the assets have not been migrated to the current version of the product.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Specify the path and name of the archive file into which you want to export the selected test assets.
  5. Click Finish. The assets are exported to the archive file. You are prompted if the total size of the test assets is larger than 4 GB, or if any individual test asset file is larger than 4 GB. To copy test asset files that are larger than 4 GB, copy the files manually.
  6. If the target workspace is on a different computer, transfer the archive file to a location that is accessible to that computer.
  7. In the Test Navigator view, select the test project into which you want to import the test assets. The target project must have the same name as the source project. Optionally, you can import test assets with dependencies into a workspace where no projects exist. If you import test assets with dependencies into a workspace where no projects exist, the Import wizard creates projects based on information from the archive file. To import test assets into a project with a different name, you must first import the test assets into a project with the same name, and then manually move the assets into the project with the different name.
  8. Click File > Import.
  9. In the Import window, expand the Test folder, and then click Test Assets with Dependencies.
  10. Click Next.
  11. In the Import with dependencies window, click Browse, and then select the archive file. The test assets are displayed in the File contents list.
  12. Click Finish to import the test assets with dependencies from the archive file into the target project. If a file that you are attempting to import already exists in the target workspace, you will be prompted to choose whether to overwrite the file. You can also choose to overwrite all files that already exist in the target workspace, or not to overwrite any files that already exist in the workspace. If you choose to overwrite all files that already exist in the target workspace, you will be prompted again if the import process encounters a .classpath or .project file in the source archive file.
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