This topic explains how to view
results and customize their presentation.
By default, the Quality Tasks view shows cumulative results for all tested resources. For example, if you imported results from Team Server, then ran two tests from the GUI, the Quality Tasks view would show all imported tasks, plus all results from the subsequent two tests.
If you prefer to see only results from the last test session or from selected resources, you can filter results.
To filter results:
For any task reported in the Quality Tasks view, you can open the Test Configuration which caused that task to be reported. This is particularly useful if:
To view the Test Configuration that caused a specific task to be reported:
This will open the appropriate Test Configuration and go directly to the Test Configuration controls that are related to this task being generated. For instance, if a static analysis task was selected, the Static tab will be opened and the corresponding rule will be highlighted.
There are several ways to customize the results display to preferences and needs for reviewing quality tasks and/or peer code review tasks.
To customize which tasks are displayed:
You can change the Quality Tasks view’s format and contents by:
There are several available layout templates:
To select the layout best suited to your current goal:
Open the pull-down menu on the top right of the Quality Tasks view.
To customize one of these preconfigured layouts:
To add a new layout template:
To re-order, hide, and remove categories directly from the Quality Tasks view:
You might want to clear messages from the Quality Tasks view to help you focus on the findings that you are most interested in. For example, if you are fixing reported errors, you might want to clear each error message as you fix the related error. That way, the Quality Tasks view only displays the error messages for the errors that still need to be fixed.
Messages that you clear will only be removed temporarily. If the same findings are achieved during subsequent tests, the messages will be reported again.
You can clear individual messages, categories of messages represented in the Quality Tasks view, or all reported messages.
To clear selected messages shown in the Quality Tasks view:
The selected messages will be removed from the Quality Tasks view.
To clear all messages found:
This topic explains how to generate HTML, PDF, or custom XSL reports for tests that you run from the GUI or command line.
Report categories and contents vary from product to product. For details on the reports generated by a specific Parasoft product, see that product’s user’s guide.
Due a known bug in Eclipse, Eclipse may crash when displaying reports. If you are expeiencing this issue, here are some workarounds:
To generate a report immediately after a test completes:
Preferences: Report preferences (by clicking the Preferences button and specifying settings
|as explained in Configuring Report 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.
You can also generate and configure reports from the bottom of the Test Progress panel.
To upload the report to Team Server (Server Edition only):
Team Server uses the following criteria to identify unique reports:
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).
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, also use the
Command-line interface testing details are explained in each Parasoft Test family product’s user’s guide ([product_name] User’s Guide> Setup and Testing Fundamentals> Running Tests and Analysis> Testing from the Command Line Interface). This topic also discusses how to setup and configure email notifications.
Reviewing SOAtest Results
In the Quality Tasks view, SOAtest results are presented as a task list that helps you determine how to proceed in order to ensure the quality of your system.
Functional test results are organized by test suite. See Reviewing Functional Test Results for details.
Static analysis results should be reviewed in one of the layouts designed especially for static analysis. For details on enabling these layouts and reviewing static analysis results, see Reviewing Static Analysis Results.