Tricentis Tosca Tutorial: Automation Tool | Pros and Cons, Installation - DS

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5 min readJun 21, 2023

Tricentis Tosca Automation Tool Tutorial

  • Tosca is a software testing tool that helps to automate web, desktop, mobile, and API applications.
  • It supports DevOps and Agile methodologies and is used to test applications built on various platforms such as SAP, .NET, Java, Salesforce, etc.
  • Tosca has the ability to generate scripts automatically using AI technology which reduces time and effort.

Advantages of Tosca

  • In Tosca, no need to write any frameworks. It offers a model-based automation process.
  • It offers Script automation.
  • Manual testing and a Test management system are also available.
  • It provides copy-paste features for various test cases and modules.

Disadvantages of Tosca

  • We cannot use Tosca on Linux and MacOS.
  • When working on large projects or complex systems, Tosca can experience performance issues.
  • Time-consuming test maintenance.
  • It requires a lot of time to set up and understand.

Installation of Tosca

  • After opening the ‘Tosca Commander’ and activating your license.
  • Click On Connect
  • ‘Connect to Cloud-hosted License Server’
  • Enter the login credentials and Click on ‘OK’.

User Management on Tosca

  • Tosca allows admins to manage all user-related tasks.
  • As a member of the Admin user group, an individual can create, activate and deactivate users and assign them to user groups and set passwords.

How to access User management in Tosca?

  • Click on Home -> Project.
  • Click on the User Management tab, as shown in the image below:-
  • In the User Management tab, Multiuser contains Admin and All users:
  • Admin group includes all administrators.
  • All Users group includes all users of the project.
  • You can also create a user and put it in an Admin group and User group:
  • Right Click on Admin group Click on Create User Icon ( ) and set a password for the user created.

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How to Create Workspaces in Tosca?

  • To create a workspace in Tosca, Click on the ‘Create New’ button.
  • Select Type of Repository:-
  • None (create a new single workspace)
  • SQLite
  • Oracle
  • MS SQL Server
  • DB2
  • Define the path where the workspace should be saved.
  • Enter a name for your workspace.
  • Click on the ‘Use Workspace Template’ checkbox and then click on OK.

Modules In Tosca

  • We can Scan Test objects via module folders in the modules section.
  • In Module folder, By default we have Standard modules contain all the operations that will be use generally further in the framework.
  • We can create a folder called User defined modules where we can create our own modules by scanning any application and used these modules in the TestCase creation.
  • For Scanning, Right click on the Module folder and click on Scan.
  • Scan drop-down offers different scanning options:
  • Application
  • API
  • Mobile
  • PDF
  • Remote Terminal and more
  • For example: If you want to Scan an application, simply click on :- Scan -> Application
  • A Window will be appear as shown in image:
  • Select application which you want to scan and Click on Scan
  • After clickin on Scan button, another window will appear that contain all the elements in the application.
  • Simply select the checkbox of an element which you want to use and click on Finish screen.
  • After that check your module folder in the workspace, you will a see a folder inside Module that contain all the elements you selected at the time of scaning.
  • Using this steps, you will be able to create your own modules.

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Action Modes In Tosca

  • Action Modes perform reading on input operations on control.
  • For Input Operations:
  • Input — It is used to transfer values to test objects.
  • For Reading Operations :
  • Buffer — If input values are using more than once, they can be buffered.
  • Verify — It allows values in test objects to be verified.
  • WaitOn — It interrupts the system until the specified condition match.
  • Select — It allows you to select specific nodes.
  • Constraint — You can limit the search until it finds a single element.

Test Case Creation in Tricentis Tosca

  • You can simply create testcases by dragging and dropping the modules in TestCase folder.
  • Create a folder under the Testcase Folder; In the Test Configuration tab you can set the Global Parameters like URL of application, Username, Password and more.
  • For adding Global Parameters, Right Click on Folder Name -> Click on Test Configuration parameters as shown in image :
  • Create a Scenario:
  • First Scan the application and store the steps in the Module folder.
  • Drag and Drop them in a sequence in which you want to execute the test case.
  • You can also create a Library, for reusability of steps.
  • If you want to change the parameter value in any test case, you can simply change it in library and it will reflect in all testcase which use that particular library.
  • In the Image shown below: There is one scenario for login in an application.
  • Drag and Drop one module to testcase folder and rename it as Login that contains all the parameters as shown in Details
  • Created a Library for login scenario, now testcase refer to a library as shown.
  • For executing the test case, right-click on Testcase1 and Click on ‘Run in ScratchBook’.

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Originally published at https://www.devstringx.com on June 21, 2023

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