Jenkins - Continuous Integration

In recent years, Continuous Integration (CI) has become a best practice for software development. Build automation and automated testing form the core of CI.

AIO Tests supports automated testing with AIO public APIs and integration with frameworks like JUnit and TestNG.

The AIO Tests Jenkins plugin provides another easy to use interface to report test results right after the automated tests have run, thus helping in CI. The plugin wraps the AIO public APIs to import test results from Cucumber (via cucumber.json), TestNG or JUnit result XML files. The plugin is available for all Cloud, Server and DataCenter instances.

AIO APIs and Jenkins plugin can be used to publish results from any framework capable of generating JUnit files like Robot/Cypress/NUnit amongst many others.

Installing the plugin

AIO Tests Jenkins plugin can be installed from the Jenkins marketplace as below.

  1. Login to your Jenkins instance.

  2. Go to Manage Jenkins > Manage Plugins > Available

  3. Now search for AIO Tests and click Install

Requirements

  1. Jenkins 2.235.1 or higher

  2. Jira cloud/server/datacenter instance with AIO Tests for Jira installed

Reporting results

The plugin works in the post build actions step, after the build steps are run.
Assuming that the tests have run and a results file (Cucumber.json/Junit/TestNG/any XUnit framework which generates a JUnit xml report) has been generated, the AIO Tests plugin can be used as below to report results of cases in the report to Jira. For information on how to map cases with AIO Tests for different frameworks, please refer to https://aioreports.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ATDoc/pages/484278289 .

  1. Go to project -> Configure

  2. Click on the Post Build Actions -> Select Publish Results to AIO Tests

     

  3. The following options need to be configured for publishing results to AIO Tests

    1. Cloud Authentication - Use the API Token generated from https://aioreports.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ATDoc/pages/484048912

    2. Server/DataCenter Authentication - Use Jira server/DC username and password with basic authentication

       

  4. Specify the Project for which run results need to be published eg. SCRUM

  5. Choose a framework and specify the path of the file - relative to the workspace eg. /target/surefire-reports/testng-results.xml

For frameworks other than JUnit or TestNG, if results file is being generated in JUnit format, please select JUnit

6. The below table defines the rest of the field options:

Field

Details

Field

Details

1

Cycle Preference

Select between existing and new cycle

2

Cycle Prefix

In case of new cycle, Cycle prefix will be used to prefix the cycle title

3

Cycle Key

If existing cycle is selected, specify AIO Tests cycle key eg. SCRUM-CY-121

4

Add Case

If checked, cases not already in cycle are added, else the cases are reported as errors

5

Create Case

If checked and no case exists with a matching case key or automation key, a new case is created

6

Update BDD Case Steps [Cucumber Only]

If checked, if the automated case steps are different from the steps in AIO Tests, then the automated steps will update the steps in the AIO Tests cases

7

Hide Publish Result Details

If checked, it would hide testcase wise details

8

Fail build if result publishing fails

If checked, the build result will be updated to failed, in case publishing of results to AIO Tests fails

Reporting results in pipeline

The AIO Tests Jenkins plugin has support for being run as a pipeline task.
For security of API Key/Jira Password, secret text credentials can be used to avoid putting the key in plain text. Plain text API Key would work as well.

Cloud example

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 pipeline { agent any environment { AIO_TESTS_API_KEY = credentials('aioTestApiKey') } stages { stage('SCM') { steps { git 'https://github.com/org/sample-testng-tests.git' } } stage('Build') { steps { sh 'mvn test' } } } post { always { aioImport jiraInstanceType: 'cloud', frameworkType : 'TestNG', addCaseToCycle :true, createCase :true, bddForceUpdateCase: true, entry: [$class: 'NewCycle', cyclePrefix: 'Regression Run V1.0'], //For existing cycles : entry: [$class: 'ExistingCycle', cycleKey: 'SCRUM-CY-191'], apiKey : hudson.util.Secret.fromString(env.AIO_TESTS_API_KEY), resultsFilePath : '/target/surefire-reports/testng-results.xml', projectKey: 'SCRUM', hideDetails: false } } }

Server/Data Center Example

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 pipeline { agent any environment { AIO_TESTS_PWD = credentials('JIRA_PWD') } stages { stage('SCM') { steps { git url:'https://github.com/yourco/testng-report-samples.git', branch: 'main' } } stage('Build') { steps { sh 'mvn test'} } } post { always { aioImport jiraInstanceType: 'server', jiraPassword: hudson.util.Secret.fromString(env.AIO_TESTS_PWD), jiraServerUrl: '<your jira server/DC url>', jiraUsername: '<jira username>', frameworkType : 'TestNG', addCaseToCycle :true, createCase :true, bddForceUpdateCase: true, apiKey: null, //mandatory to set null entry: [$class: 'NewCycle', cyclePrefix: 'Regression Run V1.0'], //For existing cycles : entry: [$class: 'ExistingCycle', cycleKey: 'SCRUM-CY-191'], resultsFilePath : '/src/testng-results.xml', projectKey: 'NV', hideDetails: false } } }

Parameters

If the job is a parameterized build, the plugin supports parametrization for the project key, results file path, cycle prefix, existing cycle key and API key fields.

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