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Add steps to an automated test

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Add steps to an automated test

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

Before you begin

You must create a test before you can add steps to the test.

Role required: atf_test_admin or atf_test_designer

About this task

This procedure lets you add one step at a time. You can also add a batch of steps at once. For more information, see Add a predefined list of steps (template) to an automated test.


  1. Navigate to Automated Test Framework > Tests.
  2. Click the test that should contain the new test steps.
  3. In the Test Steps related list at the bottom of the Test form, click Add Test Step.
  4. From the left panel of the Add Test Step form, select the test step category, or select All Steps to view all available test steps for all test categories.
    For example, if selecting a specific test step category, select Form for form-related test steps, Application Navigator to test application menu or module visibility, or Server for tests executed on the server.
    Note: When selecting certain types of server tests, you can specify whether a positive or negative test result constitutes a successful test outcome. For more information, see Assert type in Automated Test Framework.
  5. Click the type of test step you want to select.
    For example, if you select the Form category, select Set Field Values to set the field values on a form.

    Start any sequence of steps that work with forms with the Open a new form or Open an existing form step. Close with the Submit form step.

  6. If applicable, from the Insert after drop-down list, select the step that you want to precede this step.
    If this is the first step in a test, the Insert after drop-down list does not appear.
  7. Click Next.
  8. From the Table list on the Add Test Step form, select the table that you want to test in this step.
  9. (Optional) In the Execution Order field, enter an integer representing the order in which you want the test to execute this step.
    For more information on Execution Order, see Edit automated test step order.
  10. Fill in the fields that apply to this step. For instructions, see Test step categories.
    Some steps return output values that you can pass to the inputs for a subsequent step. For more information, see Pass values from one automated test step to another.
  11. Click Submit.
    The system creates the step and displays the test record.
  12. Repeat Steps 3 through 11 to add additional steps for this test.

What to do next

Run an automated test.