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 run 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.