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This topic explains how to generate HTML, PDF, or custom XSL reports for tests that you run from the GUI or command line.

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Troubleshooting Issues with Eclipse Report Display

Due a known bug in Eclipse, Eclipse may crash when displaying reports.  If you are experiencing this issue, here are some workarounds:

  • Update to the latest version of Eclipse (the issue has been fixed).
  • Install a fixed XULRunner plugin to Eclipse.
  • Use an EPF (Eclipse Preferences File) to configure Eclipse to use an external browser; you need to change the  "browser-choice" option—e.g.,: /instance/org.eclipse.ui.browser/browser-choice=1
  • If the problem occurs only at the end of the testing process) Disable the Open in browser option in the Report and Publish dialog.

From the GUI

Generating the Report

To generate a report immediately after a test completes:

  1. After the test has completed, click the Generate Report button that is available in the Test Progress panel’s toolbar.

  2. Complete the Report dialog that opens. The Report dialog allows you to specify:
    • Preferences: Report preferences (by clicking the Preferences button and specifying settings as explained in Configuring Reporting Settings).
    • Options file: Any localsettings/options that specify reporting settings you want to use. These will override settings specified in the GUI’s Preferences panel). For details on configuring reports through localsettings, see Configuring Localsettings
    • Report location: The location of the report file (by default, reports are created at <user_home_dir>\Local Settings\Temp\parasoft\xtest).
    • Open in browser: Whether the file is automatically opened in a browser.
    • Delete on exit: Whether the  report is deleted upon exit.
    • Generate reports: Whether a  report should be created.
    • Publish reports to Team Server: Whether the report should be uploaded to the Team Server (Server Edition only; requires Team Server).
    • Publish code reviews: Whether code review tasks/results should be uploaded to the Team Server (any edition; requires Team Server).

  3. Click OK. The report will then open. For details on the format and contents, see Understanding Reports 


You can also generate and configure reports from the bottom of the Test Progress panel.

Proceed immediately generates the report using the existing options.

Configure allows you to review and modify reporting options before generating the report.

Uploading the Report to Team Server

To upload the report to Team Server (Server Edition only):

  • Follow the above procedure, but be sure to enable Publish Reports to Team Server before clicking OK.

How do I aggregate or separate results from multiple test runs?

Team Server uses the following criteria to identify unique reports:

  • Host name
  • User name
  • Session tag
  • Day - each day, only the last test run is used in trend graph

If your team performs multiple cli runs per day—and you want all reports included on Team Server—you need to use a different session tag for each run. You can do this in the Test Configuration’s Common tab (using the Override Session Tag option).

Uploading the Report to Development Testing Platform

To upload the report to DTP:

  • Ensure that C++test is connected with a DTP Server (See Connecting to Development Testing Platform).
  • Go to Parasoft> Preferences... > Development Testing Platform and enable the Enable reporting results to DTP option in the Reports area.

Publishing reports to DTP requires the "DTP Publish" or "Automaton" license feature to be enabled.

From the Command Line

To generate a report of command line test results, use the -report %REPORT_FILE% option with your cli command.

To upload the report to Team Server, use the -publishteamserver option.

To upload the report to DTP, use the -publish option.

Command-line interface testing details are explained Testing from the Command Line Interface. This topic also discusses how to setup and configure email notifications.

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