Generating rules while you edit

You can generate rules automatically as you make changes to data correlation in the test editor. With this feature, you can see what a typical data correlation action looks like in rule form.

Before you begin

Record a test.


  1. Rules accumulation is enabled by default. To enable rules accumulation, right-click in the Test Contents window, and then select Data Correlation > Allow rules accumulation.
  2. Adjust data correlation as you typically would in the test editor. For example, create or delete references, substitution sites, datasets, or variables. To learn more about adjusting data correlation, see Guidelines for adjusting data correlation.
  3. Right-click in the Test Contents window, and then select Data Correlation > Show accumulated rules. The Save Data Correlation Rule Set wizard opens. The data correlation rules that are generated while you manually edited the test are displayed.
  4. Clear the check boxes of any rules that you do not want to save, and then click Next.
  5. Type a file name, and then click Save.

What to do next

Examine the data correlation rules in the rules editor. To learn more about the types of data correlation rules available, see Data correlation rules.