Synchronization view

Synchronization enables you to add external resources to your project, view resources that were added, and synchronize those resources with your local system. The biggest benefit of synchronization is that it can create many test artifacts in a short time without errors. If you are testing one of the supported resources, synchronization does all the work of building the system under test automatically.

Adding a resource

You can add an external resource to the project by selecting it from a specific collection in the toolbar (General, TIBCO, Web, or webMethods) or by clicking the Create synchronization source button .

If you select a specific resource, an appropriate wizard is launched to guide you through the import. If you select the Create synchronization source option, you must select the resource type to add before the appropriate wizard is launched.

Any of the following components can be added as a synchronization source to your HCL OneTest™ API project:

Viewing resources

After one or more resources is added to the project, they are displayed in the Synchronization view, as shown:

The synchronization view displays the following information about added resources:

Path Displays the test artifacts that were generated for the resource in the same structure that exists in the original resource.
Status Indicates the status of the selected artifact, as follows:

No local copy exists: No local artifacts were created.

In sync: A local artifact was and it is in sync with the external resource.

Source copy updated: The external source was updated since the last synchronization, so the unedited local copy could be out of date.

Local copy updated: The local copy of the artifact was modified since the resource was added.

Source and local copies updated: Both the local copy of the resource and its source were modified since the resource was added.

Source copy no longer exists: The selected artifact was deleted from the synchronization source (for example, from the BusinessWorks project) but still exists in the HCL OneTest API project.

Unknown state: The status of the artifact cannot be determined.

Source The full path in the external resource from which the artifact originated.

Checking the synchronization

After you add a synchronization resource, or change the local project, you can check synchronization to update the status of the local artifacts for the resource . To check synchronization, click the Check Synchronisation button in the toolbar.

Selecting artifacts for synchronization

After you add a resource to your project, all of the generated artifacts are enabled (selected) for synchronization by default. If wanted, though, you can disable any number of artifacts by clearing their node in the synchronization tree.

  • To enable or disable an artifact for synchronization, select or clear the check box next to the artifact name.
    Note: Selecting or clearing the root of the resource or any subtree selects or clears all artifacts within the same branch of the tree.
  • To enable or disable all artifacts for synchronization, right-click any node in the tree and select Select All Paths/Deselect All Paths from the menu.

Expanding and collapsing artifacts

The artifacts that are generated by adding an external resource to your project are organized in a tree structure. The entire tree or any one or more branches within it can be expanded or collapsed.

  • To collapse the selected branch and all branches below it, click the Collapse All button .
  • To expand the selected branch and all branches below it, click the Expand All button .

Resolving artifacts

If changes are made to both the local copy and source of a test artifact, the changes can be resolved to indicate that you are satisfied that the versions of the local copy and source are current and accurate.

For example, if you edit a BW transport in HCL OneTest API and edit the same transport in the BW project, the local copy is merged following synchronization. To "approve" the change, right-click the artifact and select Mark as resolved from the menu.

Synchronizing resources

When you are ready to synchronize your project with external resources, click the Synchronize button in the toolbar. HCL OneTest API scans the external resources and create all of the test artifacts that you need to successfully test the resource.