Editing Actions on the Canvas

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Certain actions dragged to the canvas can be renamed, defined, or resized. All actions can be moved.

Quick Actions

A toolbar of quick actions can be accessed by hovering over the block being edited:

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  1. Test Data displays the test data sidebar for a given block.
  2. Test Automation displays the test automation sidebar for a given block.
  3. Rename Block is used to edit the text within a block.
  4. Add Process creates a Process block, connected by an edge to the block being edited.
  5. Add Condition creates a Condition block, connected by an edge to the block being edited.
  6. Move Block is used to move a block, by clicking and dragging the move block option.

Renaming Blocks

To rename Start and End points, Waypoints, Pools and Lanes, double-click the relevant caption and type the new name. Alternatively, hover over a block and select the text option in the quick actions toolbar.

To define the logic denoted by a Condition, Task or Pubprocess block, double-click the text in the block and type the new definition. Alternatively, hover over a block and select the text option in the quick actions toolbar.

Moving Blocks

Actions can be moved around the canvas by clicking them once, and using the keyboard arrow keys to move them. Alternatively, click and drag the text within a block, or hover over the block to click and drag the move option in the quick actions toolbar.

Resizing Blocks

To resize task blocks and lanes, click on the relevant block or lane, and then click and drag the light blue boxes to the required size.

Saving Models

To save a model to a new or current version, click the “Save” option in the File tab of the Model editor:

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To save a new model, select the “Save As” option. The new model will appear in the Test Models Workspace, and can have further versions associated with it.

Using commands in the menu bar and keyboard shortcuts

The Home tab of the menu also provides common actions for editing models.

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Standard Windows keyboard shortcuts can also be used, and Cut, Copy, Paste and Delete are also available by right-clicking on a block or set of blocks.

Note: As Test Modeller is a browser-based application, keyboard shortcuts are always the Windows version, using Command instead of Control if on a Mac. For instance, even when using VIP Test Modeller on Mac, “Redo” is always performed by Command + Y, and not Command + Y, and not Command + Shift + Z.

Individual blocks, sections of a model, and subprocesses can be deleted, copied, and pasted. To select multiple blocks, hold shift and click the relevant blocks. Alternatively, click the canvas and drag the mouse to select a relevant section of the model.