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Automated Testing

Updated on August 22, 2019

With Automated Unit Testing, you can simplify and increase the speed of unit testing certain aspects of your Process Commander applications. As a result, you can be more agile about determining when corrective action is necessary within your development process.

The benefits of Automated Unit Testing include:

  • Early and easy process testing
  • Individual and group test management to reduce overhead and speed up the testing process
  • Test case retention, because tests are directly associated with the rules themselves

For example, you might have an application with a number of work object types and the flows that process those work objects. Subsequent development work alters one of those flows. Those intended changes made to one flow might have unintended impacts on the application's other work object types and flows. In this situation, the ability to efficiently regression unit test for unexpected results and assess the extent of the impacts is valuable. With Automated Unit Testing, you can quickly discover and address such unanticipated effects.

Using Automated Unit Testing, developers can:

  • Create test cases for flows, decision tables, decision trees, activities, and Service SOAP rules
  • Run a rule's test case directly from the Test Cases tab of the rule form (Version 6)
  • Auto-generate test cases for decision rules
  • Run test cases manually, in groups as unit test suites from the Dashboard, or run from the Test Management Framework
  • Save results from the test case runs, and use the saved results to compare with past runs and to report on the effects of change
  • Instrument flows with flow markers, input fields, and property value differences to allow easier manual unit testing

Additional information

This article links to other Automated Unit Testing resources. Select a version in the table below to display the applicable article.

Automated unit testing is unavailable in PRPC 7.1.1 - 7.1.5. Starting in 7.1.6, users can access AUT from supported browser version of IE.
TopicProcess Commander Version
Overview and configuration
How Automated Unit Testing worksV6.1V5.5V5.4
Enabling Automated Unit TestingV6.1V5.5V5.4
Creating a testing application and ruleset for test cases and unit test suitesV6.1
Creating a ruleset for test cases and unit test suitesV5.5V5.4
Unit testing – Flow rules
How to test flows with Automated Unit TestingV6.1
Creating flow rule test casesV5.5V5.4
Executing flow rule test casesV5.5V5.4
Create and use a flow markerV6.1V5.5V5.4
Advanced editing and validation of result pagesV6.1V5.5V5.4
How to define properties to be ignored during flow test case executionV6.1V5.5V5.4
Unit testing – Decision rules
Create and execute test cases for decision tree and decision table rulesV6.1V5.5V5.4
Auto-generating test cases for a decision tableV6.1V5.5V5.4
Running all test cases for decision tree and decision table rulesV6.1V5.5V5.4
Unit testing – Activity rules
How to unit test activities with the Automated Testing featureV6.1V5.5
Unit testing – Service SOAP rules
Create and execute test cases for SOAP service rulesV6.1V5.5V5.4
Automated regression testing
Creating a unit test suite from the Test ManagerV6.1V5.5V5.4
Test suite reportingV6.1V5.5V5.4

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