Create a composite component from a step sequence

This topic describes how to create a composite component from a sequence of steps in a test. Once a composite component is created, the steps in the test from which it was created will be replaced immediately by a single new step using the new composite component.

Prerequisites: Definition of steps to be grouped

  • Composite components are created from a continuous sequence of steps that have been set up in a test. It’s necessary to first build an appropriate test that uses all of the steps that are needed in the group.
  • Data variables that are required in the composite component must be set on the parameters of the source steps before they are grouped.
  • Before converting a sequence of steps into a composite component, run them first to verify that they operate as expected.

To create a grouped component

  1. Select in the list of steps the first step to be grouped.
  2. Hold down SHIFT and click on the last step to be grouped.
  3. Type a name for the grouped component into the Name box.
  4. Click Compose.

The composite component will be created and used in a new step in the test that replaces the original steps that were grouped.