Besides node attributes QF-Test also supports doctags to influence the behavior of nodes during test execution or
for report generation. Doctags can be specified in the 'Comment' attribute of a node in the form
@noreport node. They must be placed after the general description of the
Doctags used for formatting test documentation of 'Test sets' and
'Test cases' are described in section 22.2,
doctags for formatting of the documentation of 'Packages' and
'Procedures' in section 22.3.
The doctags described below influence the reprensation of nodes in the report.
If this doctag is set, the node will be treated as 'Test step' in the report.
You can specify an
|'Check' nodes, 'Sequence with time limit' and 'Server HTTP request' nodes
|If this is set the node will be reported as check in the report in any case.
|All sequences like 'Test case', 'Test set' or 'Test step', all Checks, Sequence with time-limit or request steps
|If this doctag is set, the node won't be mentioned in the report. See subsection 60.1.1 for details.
This doctag can be used - multiple times if desired - to link to an external resource or file. The
target can then be opened in an associated application or shown in the system file manager by
right-clicking and selecting the respective entry in the popup menu (»Open link«
or »Show file in explorer«). Files are resolved relative to the current
|Table 60.1: Doctags for reporting and documentation
You can use the @noreport doctag to filter several nodes from the reports.
You can make use of two optional parameters to specify the filtering. Those parameters are
errorlevel. Example of a valid syntax:
You can use either 'tree' or 'node'. 'tree' is the default in case nothing is specified. Using 'tree'
filters the entire node and all children from the report. 'node' filters just that particular node from
the report. The children will be in the report.
This parameter is only activate for sequence nodes like 'Test set','Test case' or 'Test step'.
Using this parameter enables you to filter nodes only if dedicated error level have been reached.
You can configure the error levels
For comparison you can use >,<,<= or >=.
errorlevel<ERROR filters the node only if no error and no exception occurred. That's the default setting.
errorlevel>=MESSAGE filters the node in any case. That's very dangerous of course and should only be used if there are very good reasons.
The following doctags are used to designate QF-Test 'Procedures' or entire 'Packages' for use with Robot Framework.
See chapter 28 for further information about the Robot Framework integration.
When used in a 'Procedure' node, the name of the procedure or the optional name specified after the
doctag is provided as keyword to Robot Framework. It is sufficient to provide one of the formats supported by
Robot Framework which will automatically convert from other variants, so that, for example, a 'Procedure' named
doClick can automatically also be called via the keywords "Do Click" or "do_click". The
doctag can be used multiple times in order to map the procedure to several different keywords. The
implicit parameter "__keyword" always holds the current keyword being called in the form specified by
In 'Package' nodes the @keyword doctag can be used without argument to designate all directly or
indireclty contained 'Procedures' as keywords based on their name.
Names specified with the @tag doctag in 'Procedure' nodes are passed through to Robot Framework as tags.
|Table 60.2: Doctags for Robot Framework integration
Using those doctags influences the execution of tests.
|@scope [QF-Test component ID|SmartID]
Upon node entry the given component scope is pushed and applied to all subsequent component resolution
based on SmartID until the node is exited. See section 5.7 for details.
You can configure the instant rerun in case of errors. Please see subsection 23.3.2 for
|@outputFilter keep [regexp]
|All SUT client starter nodes
Only those lines in the output of the process started by the node that match the specified regular
expression are shown in the QF-Test terminal.
|@outputFilter drop [regexp]
|All SUT client starter nodes
Lines in the output of the process started by the node that match the specified regular expression
are not shown in the QF-Test terminal.
Designate the node as relevant for the run log so it will not get removed during compactification (see
option Create compact run log).
|Table 60.3: Doctags for test execution
Using those doctags can influence the behavior of QF-Test during editing.
|Add a blue mark when loading the test suite the next time.
|Add a breakpoint when loading the test suite the next time.
|Add a green mark when loading the test suite the next time.
|Add a red mark when loading the test suite the next time.
|Add a yellow mark when loading the test suite the next time.
|Table 60.4: Doctags for editing
The doctags for use in the definition file for the procedure builder
are described in chapter 54.
In chapter 25 you will find general information on the