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TestExecute and Jenkins (Test Result)

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TestExecute and Jenkins (Test Result)

Hi guys,


Current I'm using the TestComplete plugin on Jenkins to execute a pipeline with tests being executed using TestExecute.

And I use the Jenkins API to get the JSON with the results, parse and store that in a Database, where I want to create a live dashboard.


The API is not getting the error message return from the TestExecute as the image:



I'm wondering if and how it's possible to fix that because the console of Jenkins receives the correct return. Does someone have any clue about that?


Also, I want to know if it is possible to return a "custom" message instead of the TestExecute default messages?


The idea was returning a customized message that makes clear where the test stopped without having to access the test report.

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If I understand it properly, the Jenkins plugin for TestComplete/TestExecute is that it builds a wrapper around the command-line execution of tests via TestComplete/TestExecute.  The command-line only returns certain exit codes based upon the execution.  The actual error message, warning, etc., is not included in that return.  So, a short answer to your question, as it stands right now, I don't think there is a way to get the actual error message that caused a failure.

To that end... that error message, many times, may not have a meaning to the casual reader.  "Object recognition error" means nothing to someone who doesn't know about how TestComplete/TestExecute handles errors.  "TypeError: JavaScript" also won't have much meaning.  I believe that there is something in the works to do an API call to retrieve information from a test run, but even with that, there needs to be meaningful interpretation of the error messages, and that can only be done by the person doing the interpretation.

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