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If your organization is using Parasoft Development Testing PlatformDTP, we strongly recommend that you adopt the following workflow to simplify configuration and updating of preference settings across your team:


  1. Open the Parasoft GUI and configure the following settings:
  2. In the top-level Parasoft Preferences page, click the Share link, specify which settings you want to export, and specify where you want to store the localsettings file that contains the exported preferences.

  3. Add the exported settings to Parasoft DTP (edit the project, then paste the settings from the exported localsettings file into the Parasoft Test Settings tab). 


  1. Open the Parasoft Preferences panel (Parasoft> Preferences).
  2. Open the Development Testing Platform  DTP page.
  3. Configure your DTP server connection now (see see Connecting to Development Testing Platform for DTP for details).
  4. Update machine-specific settings (for example, settings that involve local paths) as desired—see Preference Configuration Basics for details.
    • If needed, you can change/override imported settings on the related Preferences panel pages (e.g., to override license settings, go to the License page). Just clear the Use DTP settings option on the appropriate page, then manually configure the settings.
    • If you do override imported settings and later want to restore them, click the Restore DTP Defaults button on the related preference page (to restore specific settings). Or, to reconfigure settings for the selected project and restore all defaults, click the Restore Defaults button the Development Testing Platform DTP page.
titleWorking with Multiple DTP Projects

If you’re working with multiple DTP projects, you can easily switch from one project’s settings to another by clicking the DTP preferences page’s Projects> Configure button, then changing the selected project.

titleRefreshing Parasoft Test C/C++test Settings Specified on DTP

If you are storing C++test settings on DTP, those settings are refreshed each time that C++test is started.

If you want to manually refresh these settings (e.g., if you know that settings changed and you want to retrieve the new settings immediately, without restarting C++test):

  1. Choose Parasoft> Preferences.
  2. Open Parasoft> Development Testing PlatformDTP.
  3. Click the Configure button to the right of the Project field. This will synchronize the selected project’s settings with those on the DTP server.


    • Low: Configures the Console view to show errors and basic information about the current step’s name and status (done, failed, up-to-date).
    • Normal: Adds command lines and issues reported during test and analysis.
    • High: Uses full-format violation listings and also reports warnings.
    • Show console on any change: Determines whether the console is brought to the front any time its content changes.



Specifies setting for the DTP server.


When expanded, it allows you to configure settings for DTP Project Center (see Connecting to Project Center) and Team Server (see Connecting to Team Server) which are deprecated.



Scope and Authorship

Specifies how Parasoft Test C/C++test computes code authorship and assigns tasks to different team members. 


 Source Control

 Specifies how Parasoft Test how C/C++test connects to your source control repositories.


The following variables can be used in reports, e-mail, Project Center, Team Server, and license settings. Note that the session tag value can't contain any ':' characters.

titleUsing Variable Assist

For help specifying variables, you can use the variable assist feature, which automatically proposes possible variables when you type $. For example:



example: ${env_var:HOME}
Outputs the value of the environmental variable specified after the colon.


$ example: ${tool_name}

Outputs the tool name (for example: C++test, SOAtest)name of the Parasoft product.

For example:




Exporting GUI Preferences to a localsettings File


  • Provide the<username> switch to the Java Virtual Machine