Structured Specification Toolbar

The icons on the Structured Specification toolbar offer the following facilities:

Icon

Action

See also

Specsave

Save changes to the scenario specification.

 

 

specbasic

Return to the basic path specification (if another specification is currently displayed).

 

 

specalt

(Only enabled when the basic path is displayed - you cannot add an alternate path to another alternate path or an exception path.)

Create a branch from the selected step to an alternate path scenario - select the path from the displayed list. If the appropriate scenario does not yet exist, double-click on the new path line and type the scenario name, then click off the line and back on to it.

Click on the OK button.

An entry for this alternate path displays in the Entry Points tab, as Step a of the basic path step it branches from; in the Join column, click on the drop-down arrow and select the number of the step at which action flows back to the basic path, or select End if the path terminates separately from the basic path
You cannot add more than one branch - whether alternate or exception - to a step
You cannot join the end of the branch - whether alternate or exception - to more than one step of the basic path. If you change the join point of the branch, any duplicates of that branch are updated to remain in synchrony with the join point

 

 

scenariopaths

 

 

specexcept

(Only enabled when the basic path is displayed - you cannot add an exception path to another exception path or an alternate path.)

Create a branch from the selected step to an exception path scenario - select the path from the displayed list. If the appropriate scenario does not yet exist, double-click on the new path line and type the scenario name, then click off the line and back on to it.

Click on the OK button.

An entry for this exception path displays in the Entry Points tab, as Step a of the basic path step it branches from; in the Join column, click on the drop-down arrow and select the number of the step at which action flows back to the basic path, or select End if the path terminates separately from the basic path
You cannot add more than one branch - whether alternate or exception - to a step
You cannot join the end of the branch - whether alternate or exception - to more than one step of the basic path. If you change the join point of the branch, any duplicates of that branch are updated to remain in synchrony with the join point

 

 

UsesIcon

Display the Manage Uses Context List dialog, which you use to set the Uses column entries to linked context reference lists.

Structured Specification Selected Text Context Menu

 

upscen

Move the currently-selected step one place up (including any new step ... entry).

 

 

scendown

Move the currently-selected step one place down (including any new step ... entry).

 

 

scendiag

Display a list of diagrams that you can generate from the scenario; select the type of diagram that you want to generate.

 

Generate Diagram

scentest

Generate Test Cases based on this Use Case scenario; you can generate either internal Test Cases or External Test Cases.

 

Generate Test Cases

scendel

Delete the selected step from the scenario.

 

 

scenHelp

Display the Help topic for this tab.