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Add steps to automated test

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Add steps to automated test

Create a series of steps for an automated test to run in a specified order.

Before you begin

Role required: [atf_test_admin] or [atf_test_designer].

You must have created the test to which you want to add steps.

About this task

This procedure adds steps one at a time. You can also add a batch of steps all at once by adding a test template.


  1. If necessary, navigate to Automated Test Framework > Tests.
  2. Click the row containing the test you want to contain the new test steps.
    The system displays the Test form.
  3. On the Test Steps related list, click Add Test Step.
    The system displays the Add Test Step form.
  4. In the left-most column, select whether the new step performs an operation related to a form or an operation executed on the server.
    In the middle column, the system displays the test steps available for the type you select in the left column.
  5. Note: Start any sequence of steps that work with forms with the Open a new form or Open an existing form step. Close with Submit form.
    Click the row showing the step type you want.
  6. If applicable, from the Insert after field, select the step you want to precede this step. If this is the first step in a test, the Insert after field does not appear.
  7. Click Next.
    The system displays the Add Test Step form for the step you have chosen.
  8. From the Table field, choose the table you want to test in this step.
  9. (Optional) In the Execution Order field, enter an integer representing the order in which you want this step to execute. For more information on Execution Order, see Edit automated test step order.
  10. Fill in the fields that apply to this type of step .
    Some steps return output values that you can pass to a subsequent step's inputs. For more information, see Pass values from one automated test step to another.
  11. Click Submit.
    The system creates the new step and returns to the test record.
  12. Repeat Steps 3 - 11 to add additional steps for this test.

What to do next

Run the test.