Building and running automated tests with the Automated Test Framework How to perform the basic tasks in the Automated Test Framework. To build and run any test, you always perform certain operations: create the test add steps to the test view the test progress view the test results Other operations you perform often, but not necessarily for every test. For tests involving form steps, you might view the results screenshots. For some tests, you might need to pass data from one step to another. Some steps frequently occur in the same sequence in many different tests, so you can add pre-defined sequences, called templates, to a test. Create new automated testCreate a named automated test containing a series of steps to execute.Add steps to automated testCreate a series of steps for an automated test to run in a specified order.Run automated testAfter creating an automated test, run it on a sub-production instance.Pick a browserIf the test or test suite you are running contains steps that work with a form (any step involving a UI), or any other UI test step element (such as Automated Service Catalog test steps), the Pick a Browser dialog appears after clicking Run Test or Run Test Suite. It asks you to choose among any currently-running test clients, or start a new test runner. View progress of running automated testsWhen an automated test is running, view its progress in the Run Test progress dialog. Passing data from one automated test step to anotherSome automated test steps create data that you can use as an input to a subsequent step. Add a predefined list of steps (template) to an automated testWith test templates you can add a predefined list of steps to a test. Any list of steps that follows a set pattern makes a good candidate for a template.