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Test configurations define how your code is analyzed and tested, including which static analysis rules are enabled, which tests to run, and other analysis parameters. dotTEST ships with built-in test configurations, but users can create and store their own test configurations in the DTP server (see the DTP documentation for details).

User-defined test configurations that are stored in DTP can be downloaded from the DTP server and stored in the [INSTALL_DIR]/configs/user directory as *.properties files. 

Running a Test Configuration

You can specify which configuration will be run in one of the following ways:

  • Run dottestcli with the -config switch and specify a built-in, user-defined or  DTP-hosted  test configuration:

    -config "builtin://Recommended Rules"
    -config "user://Foo Configuration"
    -config "dtp://Foo Team Configuration" 
    -config "dtp://"

    (info)Alternatively, you can add the prefix of the Parasoft tool you are using to specify a DTP-hosted test configuration:

    -config "dottest.dtp://Foo Team Configuration" 

    You can also provide a path or URL to the test configuration .properties file:

    -config "C:\Devel\Configs\"
    -config ""

    For example, your command line may resemble the following:

    dottestcli.exe -solution "C:\Devel\MyFooSolution\MySolution.sln" 
    -config "builtin://Demo" -report "C:\Report"

  • In the .properties file, specify the default configuration that will be run when the -config option is not used:

    dottest.configuration=user://Configuration Name

Viewing Available Test Configurations

Use the -listconfigs switch to print the available test configurations. 

Built-in Test Configurations

See Built-in Test Configurations for information about available built-in test configurations.

Creating Custom Rules

Use RuleWizard to create custom rules. See the RuleWizard User Guide for information about RuleWizard capabilities and usage.

To use the rule, it needs to be enabled in a test configuration and the custom rule file must be located in one of the following directories:

  • [INSTALL_DIR]\rules\user\
  • [DOCUMENTS DIR]\Parasoft\[tool_name]\rules where [DOCUMENTS DIR] refers to the "My Documents" directory on Windows.

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