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Using the Log Viewer

Whenever you run a test, PTF creates an execution log. The log is located in PTF Explorer under the test name, in the log folder specified in Execution Options.

After you run a test, PTF automatically displays the log in the Log Viewer.

You can also view a log by opening it from PTF Explorer.

This example shows the Log Viewer:

Image: Log Viewer

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Log Viewer. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Log Viewer

The Log Viewer has three panes:

Log Viewer Menus

The following menus appear when the Log Viewer has focus. Note that many menu commands are specific to the currently selected item.

This table describes the Log menu commands:

Log Menu Command

Usage

Find

Find text within a log.

Expand All

Expands all the selections in the log.

Collapse All

Collapses all the selections in the log.

Change Log View

Toggles between a view that shows log results as colored flags and a view that shows log results as shaded labels.

Highlight Errors

Highlights log entries with errors in yellow.

Copy Link to Clipboard

Copies a link to the log to the clipboard.

You can send this information to another user, who can use the Window, Quick Open feature to open the log without having to navigate to it in PTF Explorer.

This table describes the Detail menu commands:

Detail Menu Command

Usage

Go to Test Step

Accesses the test and selects the step that corresponds to the selected log entry.

Open Link

Opens the application URL in the browser or opens an external file, such as a DataMover log.

Open Screenshot

Opens the screen shot that corresponds to the selected log entry.

This table describes the Window menu commands:

Window Menu Command

Usage

Quick Open

Using information from the Copy Link to Clipboard command, quickly opens a log without having to navigate to the log in PTF Explorer.

Close All

Closes all open windows.