Creating custom test step configurations

Step configuration records define how each step type behaves. By creating a new step configuration, you can create a custom step type.

When you add a step to an automated test, that step has a defined type such as Set Field Values, or Record Insert. Each step type has a number of characteristics that affect how steps of that type behave, including the inputs required, the actions performed, and so on.

These characteristics are defined in the step's step configuration record. For this reason, a step type is sometimes referred to as a step configuration or a step config.

Figure 1. Test step architecture
Diagram showing structure of test step records

The Step execution script field determines the actions the system executes when a step with this config runs.