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Configuring Execution Options in PeopleSoft Internet Architecture

This section describes how to define execution options using the Define Execution Options component in PIA.

You can also define and modify execution options using the PTF client.

The Define Execution Options component has 4 pages:

Note: Only a user with the PTF Administrator role is able to access the Define Execution Optionscomponent.

Configuring Execution Options

Use the Execution options (PSPTTSTEXEOPTIONS) page to define PTF configuration options.

This example shows the Execution Options component - Options page in PIA:

Image: Define Execution Options Page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Define Execution Options Page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Define Execution Options Page

The fields on the Options page are the same as the fields on the Options tab in the PTF client, with the exception that you cannot modify passwords on the PeopleSoft application component.

Prompt

Specify whether the Execution Options dialog box should appear when a user executes a test.

Application URL

Enter the URL for the PeopleSoft application to be tested.

User ID

Enter a valid user name for the application database.

Process Scheduler

Select a process server from the drop-down list. This list is populated by the Process Server List field in the Configuration Options page.

Date Format

Select a date format.

Log Folder

Select or enter the folder name to which logs will be written. If the folder does not exist it will be created.

Verbose

Specify whether to use verbose logging.

Select Yes to log a detail line in the log for each step executed in the test.

Select No to log only the test rollup status (Pass or Fail) at the test level and to log a detail line for failed steps.

Skip Save

Select Yes to prevent a test from executing a save. You would, for instance, select this option to avoid duplicate values in the application database if you plan to run a test repeatedly.

Skip Run Request

Select Yes to prevent the test from executing process requests.

See Configuring Execution Options in PTF Client.

Configuring Advanced Options

Use the Advanced Options page (PSPTTSTADVOPTIONS) page to define multiple portal URLs and to enable persistent variables.

The Portal URL is used to access the component when there is a step in the test to set the browser url (Browser.Set_URL). See Set_URL. To add a portal URL, use the Add link. To remove a portal URL use the remove link.

Image: Define Execution Options-Advanced Options Page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Advanced Options Page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Define Execution Options - Advanced Options Page

The fields on the Advanced Options page are the same as the fields on the Advanced Options tab in the PTF client.

Portal Name

Enter a valid portal name or select from a list of previously added portal names.

Note: The URL Type is saved in upper case.

URL

Enter the portal URL.

The portal URL is entered in the following format:

http://webserver/psp/domain/portalname/node

For example: http://myserver.us.oracle.com:8010/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/QE_LOCAL/

Note: The ending backslash / is optional

Use Persistent Variables

Select to enable saving and using persistent variables. Selecting this option enables the other fields in this group.

By Execution Option Name

Persistent variables are stored in the database keyed by execution option name. Persistent variables can also be keyed by User ID, machine name or both.

By User ID

Select to store and retrieve persistent variables by PTF user ID.

By Machine Name

Select to store and retrieve persistent variables by machine name.

See Configuring Execution Options in PTF Client

Configuring PeopleTools Options

Use the PeopleTools page (PSPTTSTTOOLOPTIONS) to supply the information required to connect to DataMover.

This example shows the Execution Options component – PeopleTools page:

Image: Define Execution Options-PeopleTools Page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Define Execution Options-PeopleTools Page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Define Execution Options - PeopleTools Page

The fields on the PeopleTools page are the same as the fields on the PeopleTools tab in the PTF client, with the exception that you cannot modify passwords on the PeopleSoft application component.

Tools Path (PsHome)

Enter the path to PS_HOME for this environment.

Connection Type

Select the connection type.

Server Name

Enter the name of the database server.

Database Name

Enter the name of the database for this environment.

User ID

Enter a valid database user name.

Password

Enter the password for this user.

DMS Input Path

Enter the Datamover input path.

DMS Output Path

Enter the Datamover output path.

DMS Working Path

Enter the Datamover working path.

Configuring Export Log Options

Use the Export Log page (PSPTTSTLOGOPTIONS) to automatically archive the result logs to a file system in XML + XSL format at the end of each test. This option provides the following:

  • Log is accessible from any browser.

  • PTF client is not required to verify test results.

  • Logs will be available even after the environment or database is brought down or upgraded.

  • Since the log is in XML format, you can write customized utilities to parse or interpret the logs as needed.

This example shows the Execution Options component – Export Log page.

Image: Define Execution Options - Export Log page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Define Execution Options - Export Log page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Define Execution Options - Export Log page
Use Export Log

Select Yes to activate the export log functionality.

Path

Specify the shared drive to store the log files.

Note: Ensure that the shared drive path allows users full read/write access. The path can be customized using existing system variables. See System Variables

Style Sheet File

(Optional) Specify the path to the stylesheet. If specified, the exported XML log will be saved with the stylesheet.

Note: Ensure that the shared drive path allows users full read/write access. The path can be customized using existing system variables. See System Variables

Add Time Stamp

If set to Yes the XML filename will be appended with the Time Stamp in the below format:

<TEST_NAME>-<LOG_ID>-T<YYYYMMDD>_<HHMMSS>

Example: FSCM_INS_VER-LOG5-T20121128_163649.XML

Export Images

If set to Yes the Image will be saved in the same Log folder as the XML Log in the format below:

<TEST_NAME>-<LOG_ID>-<OPTIONAL_TIME_STAMP>-<LINE_NUMBER_AS_SHOWN_IN_LOG>

Example: FSCM_INS_VER-LOG5-T20121128_163649-Line30.JPEG