Creating an external command node

External Command nodes are custom nodes that allow you to add a user-defined command line at any point in the project tree.

This is particularly useful when you need to run a custom command line during test execution.

To add an external command to a workspace:

  1. In the Project Explorer, right-click the node inside which you want to create the test, application or external command node

  2. From the pop-up menu, select Add Child and External Command.

  3. To move the node up or down in the workspace, right-click the external command node and select Move Up or Move Down .

To specify a command line for the external node:

Once the External Command node has been created, you can specify the command line that it will be carrying in the Configuration Settings dialog box:

  1. In the Project Explorer, click the Settings button.

  2. Click the External Command node.

  3. Enter the command in the Command box.

  4. Click OK.

Note   External Commands support the GUI Macro Language so that you can send variables from the GUI environment to your command line. See the GUI Macro Language section in the Reference Manual for further details.

Related Topics

About Configuration SettingsExternal Command SettingsGUI macro variables