Run automated test

After creating an automated test, run it on a sub-production instance.

Before you begin

Role required: atf_test_admin or atf_test_designer.

You must have created the test you want to run.

The test execution property must be enabled.
Note: The test execution property is disabled by default to prevent running tests on a production system. Run tests only on development, test, and other sub-production instances.


  1. Navigate to Automated Test Framework > Tests.
  2. If your test includes any steps that work with a form – or any other element on the client side – review Browser recommendations for scheduled suites.
  3. If necessary to view the Tests list, Click Tests.
  4. Click the row containing the test you want to run.
    The system displays the Test form.
  5. Note: If the test execution property is not enabled, the Test form will not display a Run Test button. In this case, see the annotation at the top of the form, and click the link to enable running tests.
    Click Run Test.
    If the test or tests include a form step (any step involving a UI), the system displays a dialog box asking you to choose among any currently-running test clients or start a new test runner. To continue, select the option you want and click OK.

What to do next

Monitor the progress of the test in the Run Test progress dialog. When complete, click Go to Results on the Run Test progress dialog to display the Test Results list, where you can view and analyze the results.
Note: If your test creates data, the system rolls back that data after all steps in the test complete.