Running Tests Using Schedules and Run Groups

Learn how to add flexibility to your test suites while optimizing them.

Running Tests on a Regular Fixed Schedule

Rainforest has a Run GroupRun Group - A collection of tests that are meant to run together. Examples include tests for a smoke suite, regression suite, or other logical groupings. feature that makes it easy for your team to run tests whenever it makes sense. To schedule your tests, you can use:

Scheduling Tests on the Run Groups Page

  1. Navigate to the desired run group.
  2. Click the gear icon to configure your run group settings and apply a schedule.
  3. Click the Change link in the Schedule area.
  4. Select the days, run time, and time zone.
  5. After completing your changes, click the back arrow to return to the main modal.
  6. Make any additional changes to the run group execution. (Optional)
  7. Click the Update button to save your changes.
Using the Run Groups page.Using the Run Groups page.

Using the Run Groups page.

Scheduling Tests on the Scheduled Run Groups Page

  1. Click the Settings icon (gear) in the navigation bar, then select Scheduled Run Groups.
  2. Select the run group you want to schedule.
  3. Select the days of the week and time you want the tests to run.
    Note: You can configure the time zone on the individual Run Group page.
  4. When you are finished, click the Save button to the right of the run group.
Using the Scheduled Run Groups page.Using the Scheduled Run Groups page.

Using the Scheduled Run Groups page.


About Time Zones

  • When no time zone has been set for a run group, the time zone is UTC.
  • When a specific time is selected for the run group, UTC is replaced with the chosen time zone.
  • Newly created run groups default to the time zone setting on the Profile Settings page. However, you can always change the run group’s time zone.
  • If the run group’s time zone is different from the default, the local time is displayed as well.
  • If the scheduled time zone observes Daylight Saving Time, any future runs are automatically adjusted.
  • To use a UTC offset, key in etc/gtm in the time zone and select the offset you want to use.

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