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Jama Connect User Guide

Execute a test run

Important considerations

  • Selecting Pause doesn't save results and results (pass/fail) don't automatically save. You must click Save and Done to save the recorded results or "actual results" values.

  1. In the project you want to test, select Test Plans.

  2. Select the blue button next to the run you want execute or right-click and select Execute Test Run.

  3. In the Execute Test window, use the three tabs at the top to execute the test, view run details, or view the associated test case.


    If you try to execute a test run that isn't assigned to you, you are prompted and asked to reassign it to yourself. 

  4. Under the Test Execution tab, select Start Test Run to start the duration timer. 



    Unless the field is configured to read-only, you can double-click on the duration field and change the timer to reflect the actual testing time.

  5. If you discover a defect while running a test, select Log a Defect to open the right panel, fill in the information and select Save Defect. A project administrator can determine where these defects are saved. When you add a defect from the Test Execution window it's automatically related to that test run.

  6. Once you start the time and begin the test, you can mark each step as passed (green check) or failed (red x). You can add results for each step in the results field. If no steps were added to the original test case, you see a single pass/fail button.

    You can also add or upload an attachment by clicking Add attachment. These attachments aren't accessible from any defect items created during the test run. Attachments or screenshots for a defect must be recorded separately on the defect item.

  7. (Optional) Include images in the Results column of the test steps, or provide feedback in the Actual results section below the test steps table.

  8. The test case status (in progress, passed, failed, blocked) is shown at the bottom of the status column. If at least one step failed, you can select Mark as blocked, (when something prevented performing all the steps) or Pass with errors.

  9. Select the Test run details tab to view details about the run. Select the arrow in a column header to use the drop-down menu to sort the column or to select which columns are visible.


    You can see the following items in this window:

    • The test case that generated this test run

      Select the ID to open up a new window that displays the details of the derived item, such as the goal of the test case, pre-conditions, steps in the case, and the duration of the test run.

    • Upstream items related to this test run

      Select the item ID to view detailed information about the related items in a separate window.

  10. Select the Test case tab to view details about the test case that generated this test run.

  11. Select Save and Close.