irVerify - Command Line Interface

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A command-line interface for executing Regression Testing Test Suites is provided with InRule.

The command-line interface can be used to integrate Regression Testing execution into a build process, for example. The command-line executable is installed with irAuthor and is called irVerify.exe.

Command Line Usage

 irVerify.exe /s TestSuitePath

         [/n TestName[,TestName2,...,TestNameN]]

         [/f FolderName[,FolderName2,...,FolderNameN]]

         [/r TestResultsPath]

[/l RuleApplicationLocationURI]


/s TestSuitePath

Required parameter. Specifies the path to the Test Suite file to be executed.

/n TestName

Optional parameter. Comma separated (no spaces) list of test case names to be executed.

/f FolderName

Optional parameter. Comma separated (no spaces) list of folder names to be executed.

/r TestResultsPath

Optional parameter. Specifies path to test results file to be saved.

/l RuleApplicationLocationURI

Optional parameter. Specifies the location of the Rule Application to be tested. This is a file path for file based Rule Applications and a URI for irCatalog based Rule Applications.

Note: This parameter is required unless the Test Suite was created via the SDK. If using the SDK, the Rule Application location can be embedded within the Test Suite file.


Optional parameter. Suppresses windows.


Usage Examples

The following examples will be based on a Rule Application called ExampleRuleApp. The rest of the information about this Rule Application is listed in the table below.

/s TestSuitePath


/n TestName

ExampleTestCase1, ExampleTestCase2

Note: These are tests within Example.testsuite

/f FolderName

ValidationTestFolder and PromotionTestFolder

Note: These are folders within Example.testsuite that contain tests

/r TestResultsPath


Note: This file will be created if this parameter is used. If the file already exists, it will be overwritten. This zipped results file will contain results and a snapshot of the Test Suite/Rule Application at the time of test execution.

/l RuleApplicationLocationURI

If the Rule Application is saved in irCatalog:

Catalog Service Address, including "catalog" prefix + Rule Application Name (catalog.http://Server/InRuleCatalog/Service.svc/ExampleRuleApp)

Catalog Username/Password (username/password)

If the Rule Application is saved to file:

File system path (C:\RuleApps\ExampleRuleApp.ruleappx)

Execute a couple of test cases from a Test Suite.

> irVerify /s Example.testsuite /n ExampleTestCase1,ExampleTestCase2 /l ExampleRuleApp.ruleappx

Execute all test cases from a Test Suite and save the results.

> irVerify /s Example.testsuite /r Example.testresults /l ExampleRuleApp.ruleappx

Execute all test cases found in the folders specified and their subfolders.

> irVerify /s Example.testsuite /f ValidationTestFolder,PromotionTestFolder /l ExampleRuleApp.ruleappx

Execute test cases for a Rule Application that is stored in irCatalog.

> irVerify /s Example.testsuite /l catalog://username:password@Server/InRuleCatalog/Service.svc/ExampleRuleApp

Identical to the command above but uses the explicit form of the scheme to indicate it is using HTTP as opposed to HTTPS.

> irVerify /s Example.testsuite /l catalog.http://username:password@Server/InRuleCatalog/Service.svc/ExampleRuleApp

Execute test cases for a Rule Application that is stored in irCatalog that is hosted on a HTTPS host.

> irVerify /s Example.testsuite /l catalog.https://username:password@Server/InRuleCatalog/Service.svc/ExampleRuleApp

Execute test cases for a Rule Application that is stored in irCatalog that uses single-sign-on (SSO).

> irVerify /s Example.testsuite /l catalog.http://Server/InRuleCatalog/Service.svc/ExampleRuleApp

Execute test cases from a Test Suite that was created via the SDK. Using the SDK, you can save the Rule Application location within the Test Suite file. The Rule Application must exist on the file system relative to where the Test Suite file was originally saved.

> irVerify /s Example.testsuite

For simplicity, all the examples above assumed that everything is saved within one folder. If this is not the case, you may use the full file path or the relative file path for the Test Suite, test results, and Rule Application. In the following example, the command is being executed from C:\InRule where irVerify.exe is located. Test Suite uses the full file path and Rule Application uses the relative file path.

>irVerify /s C:\RuleApps\Example.testsuite /l ..\RuleApps\ExampleRuleApp.ruleappx

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