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TestComplete command argument line

Hello,

 

I have a somewhat simple question that I am not too sure I understand fully.

 

The current situation:

I will be running an automated TestComplete project and its tests on a VM with the tested app installed.

I plan to use ' .bat ' (or similar) to initiate the call and automate the tests being run from TestComplete.

 

The question:

Is it better to use an extension with the TestComplete command line argument [file_name ] in TestComplete.exe [file_name /run...] or is it even necessary for the command to work if there is only one project?

 

For Example:

rem Without Extinsion
TestComplete.exe "TestComplete Project" /run...

or

rem With Extinsion
TestComplete.exe "TestComplete Project.pjs" /run...

 

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 I believe it requires the extension, even if not, I would think it would be better practice to include it.


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Unless, of course, the parser adds the .pjs automatically.  Then you will have projectname.pjs.pjs and that won't work at all.

 

As I quoted above, the documentation says to use what's in the project explorer.  Many users won't know that it's a .pjs file.  It would make sense to not have to include it.

 

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"Project_name is the name of the project as it is shown in the Project Explorer panel."

 

https://support.smartbear.com/testcomplete/docs/working-with/automating/command-line-and-exit-codes/...

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 I believe it requires the extension, even if not, I would think it would be better practice to include it.


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Carson

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Great!

Thank you Carson for your fast and very helpful solution and tip on good practices!

 

 

Zach

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Unless, of course, the parser adds the .pjs automatically.  Then you will have projectname.pjs.pjs and that won't work at all.

 

As I quoted above, the documentation says to use what's in the project explorer.  Many users won't know that it's a .pjs file.  It would make sense to not have to include it.

 

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I see thank you Marsha!

 

All the documentation said was:

 

file_name
    Launches TestComplete and loads the specified project (.mds file) or project suite (.pjs) into it.

 

Later is gives examples with the extension,

These:

TestComplete.exe "C:\My Projects\MySuite.pjs" /r...

However, I wasn't sure if that is what I needed if I ran it from the root folder.

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So I was wondering if I could exclude it, I should use one over the other, or I should just use the ".pjs" extension.

 

 

 

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Okay, I get it now!

Thank you for helping me with a somewhat silly question!

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No worries.  Syntax is a pain for all of us!

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