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Defining a precondition to mandate actual results in a manual test script

You can define a precondition to mandate actual results when a manual test script step meets specified conditions.

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An administrator can use the Require an Actual Result for Script Steps precondition to make the Actual Results column of a manual test script mandatory under certain conditions. For example, you can require that testers enter information in the Actual Results column for all steps in a manual test script, when a step fails, when a step is blocking, or a combination of these conditions.

You can set this precondition for the Save Test Case Results operation.


  1. Log in as a user who has the appropriate permission to save project areas, such as these users:
    • A user who has permission to save the project area in the process configuration.
    • A user who is an administrator of the project area.
    • A user who has either the JazzProjectAdmins or JazzAdmins repository group permissions.
  2. In the upper-right portion of the banner, click the Administration (Administration) icon and click Manage This Project Area.

  3. In the Project Area editor, click Preconditions and Follow-up Actions.

    In the Preconditions and Follow-up Actions editor, you can see a list of operations that you can perform on test artifacts.

  4. Hover over Save Test Case Result and click the Edit Configuration (Edit) icon.

    In the Save Test Case Result window, you can see a list of available preconditions and follow up actions.

  5. Click the Add Precondition (Add) icon, select the Require an Actual Result for Script Steps precondition, and click OK.
  6. Select one or more of the following conditions where you want to require the tester to enter an actual result:
    • Failed Steps
    • Blocked Steps
    • All Steps
  7. Close the Save Test Case Result window and save the project area.

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