This article describes the steps needed to create and edit a Plain-Text EditorPlain-Text Editor - A tool that allows you to write tests as step-by-step instructions in free-form English. Tests created with the Plain-Text Editor (PTE) run using either the Tester Community or your own on-prem testers. (PTE) test for our Tester CommunityTester Community - Human test execution. Harness the ingenuity of on-demand QA testers. Pay more and wait longer for test results but with the benefit of more detailed output. to execute.
- Navigate to the All Tests page.
- Click the Create Test button in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
- Select a site to test from the dropdown or add a new one by keying in the URL in the Add a New Site tab.
- Select “Detail your test case line by line” under How do you want to compose this test?
- Click the Create Test button.
Once the new test is created, you have the option of using one of our built-in templates or creating a test from scratch.
Each PTE test step is comprised of two parts: the tester instruction and the tester confirmation.
- Click the New Step button.
- Enter a tester instructiontester instruction - An action required to complete a step. under What should the tester do?
- Enter a tester confirmationtester confirmation - The expected result of a completed action. Framed as a Yes/No question, such as “Are you taken to a page with a Welcome title?” in the form of a question that the tester needs to answer under Ask the tester what they should check for.
PTE tests are written in free-form English. For tips on effective test writing, see Best Practices.
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Updated 4 months ago