3. Quick Tour of a Single Screen (the Define Inputs Screen)
This lesson shows you:
- What key features are accessible from the Define Inputs screen?
- How can I navigate around the screen to access those features?
- How can I collapse panes and change the size of windows?
You'll spend a lot of time on this screen so it's worth understanding everything that is hiding here.
Think of this lesson as spending a couple minutes sipping coffee with a tour guide while reviewing a map of Paris. You're orienting yourself before you go off to explore the city. "Over here, we have the Eiffel Tower. Over here, is the Musée d'Orsay..." Not much detail just yet, but we're just getting oriented.
First, to follow along with this quick tour, copy a Sample Test plan to make it editable. We will use the "Airplane Ticket Reservation" in this example.
Enter your test inputs in these boxes here.
1) Enter a Parameter Name (like "Flying to") in the Parameter Name field. Your Parameters will be the "things that change" from test scenario to test scenario.
2) Enter Values for that Parameter (like "the United States" or "France") in the Values field.
3) When finished adding that Parameter and its Values, add them to your plan by clicking "Update" (or using the ctrl+enter keyboard shortcut).
Collapse and expand these window by clicking on triangles.
Up = "hide it."
Down = "expand it."
Collapse and expand these other panes by clicking on what we call the "double-pointy arrow thingies".
When a section is minimized/hidden, clicking the double arrows shows it again.
Drag the horizontal grey bar up and down to give yourself more room to work.
This trick only works on horizontal grey bars in Hexawise. It does not work on vertical grey bars. To make the vertical bars submit to your will, click on the double-pointy arrow thingies.
Hovering over different parts of the screen reveals important hidden tool tips. We'll show them to you now and explain them to you in greater detail in other help.hexawise.com lessons and training.hexawise.com lessons.
In the "Your Plans" view, hovering to the right of plan names will reveal important tool tips.
Hovering over a VALUE reveals additional tool tips.
The red X and green arrows are for constraint handling. They allow you to prevent "impossible to test for" scenarios from appearing in your test scenarios when you click on the "Create Tests" button.
More information about these features are found in these Hexawise help files:
- How do I create an "Invalid Pair" to prevent impossible to test for Values from appearing together?
- How do I prevent certain combinations from appearing using the "Married Pair" feature?