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Running Test Execute file from powershell

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Running Test Execute file from powershell



I'm Trying to find a way to run test execute file from windows powershell.

can you please send me an example of powershell command which will run the test complete file.

i'm using test execute 10.0



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Here's the TestExecute command line information:

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These are the ps lines I use:


$logpath = "C:\TestExecuteLogs\RunlogRegressie.mht"

$testexecute = "C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartBear\TestExecute 11\Bin\TestExecute.exe"
$p = Start-Process -filepath $testexecute -ArgumentList "`"C:\Regressie XL\RegressieTest\Regressie.pjs`"", /run, /exit, /SilentMode, /ExportLog:$logpath -verb runas -wait


the -verb runas makes it run as administrator

the -wait keeps the powershell session alive while testexecute is running


You can lose these if you don't need them.


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        I tried running test execute specific unit from powershell , this is how i have scripted. but its just starting testexecute but not opening project please guide me  how to proceed 


$testexecute = "C:\Program Files (x86)\SmartBear\TestExecute 11\Bin\TestExecute.exe"
$projectpath = "800xA Autotest Project"
$unitPath = "DL_PointOfControl"
$routinepath = "DL_POC_Send_Request_User2"

$p = Start-Process -FilePath $testexecute -ArgumentList '"I:\800xA Autotest Project.pjs"',/run,'/p:$projectpath','/u:$unitPath','/rt:$routinepath',/exit,/SilentMode -Verb runas -Wait 




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Your project path does not include any drive or directory information. Therefore, it assumes that the project MDS file is going to be in whatever path the context of the powershell command is being run in.  If your MDS does not exist in that path, it won't open.


Change your project path value to include the full path to the file and this should work.

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