Cycle FAQs

What training is needed to use Cycle?

Cycle's eLearning platform is a great place to begin learning the basics. Training is recommended although not required to begin creating Feature files. There are also introductory exercises available in the Cycle Help Center.

What kind of testing can Cycle be used for?

  • Systems Validation
  • Regression Testing
  • Load/Volume Testing
  • Upgrade Testing
  • Development Unit Testing

Does Cycle work well with hosted systems?

Cycle emulates keyboard and mouse input that a normal user would use; therefore Cycle works on both hosted and non-hosted systems with the appropriate access.

How much time is required to write a test using Cycle?

It depends on the number of Steps and level of complexity within the test Scenario. A typical test Scenario will take 4-8 hours of setup time. Below are examples of time for creating the test script.

Test Script Est. Time
Open terminal and move Load Number to allocated position 1 hour
Create trailer, receive, dispatch 8 hours
Create shipping trailer, allocate, pick, load, close, dispatch 14 hours

Other than software testing, what else can Cycle be used for?

Cycle can be used for workflow processes such as sending automated emails and running scheduled reports. In addition, Cycle has a Step Delay used to slow down Feature File execution so that your Features can be run for training purposes.

Can Cycle help with Volume/Load Testing?

Yes, Cycle can emulate one or many users allowing for load testing for terminal devices from one PC.

What are some examples of time savings that Cycle provides?

Below are examples of time savings for scripts run by a Super User compared to the automated Cycle run times:

Test 1: Create trailer, receive, dispatch

  • Super User: 3 minutes 11 seconds, 10 minutes data clean and set-up
  • Cycle: 2 minutes 15 seconds

Test 2: *Open terminal and move lodnum to allocated position

  • Super User: 1 minutes 16 seconds (no data setup needed)
  • Cycle: 50 seconds

Test 3: *Create shipping trailer, allocate, pick, load, close, dispatch

  • Super User: 8 minutes and 12 seconds, 10 minutes data clean and set-up
  • Cycle: 3 minutes 10 seconds

Am I able to tell which tests pass or fail?

Absolutely! Cycle will show each Step's result within the Output pane of the Cycle IDE and produces reports to review the testing results. The following FAQ shows an example of the information provided in the reporting.

What kind of reporting does Cycle provide?

Cycle provides options for reporting to HTML or Web reports, CSV reports, Email Summary reports, or directly to a data store.

The table below is an example of the data shown in the Web report.

Report data

Does Cycle require a license?

Yes, executing tests in Cycle requires users to have a valid license.

What type of customer service is provided for Cycle?

Tryon Solutions' maintenance and support for Cycle includes:

  • Standard Documentation
  • User Manual
  • Upgrades
  • Feature File Templates
  • Remote/Telephone Support
  • Access to Cycle User Portal and Help Center

How do I create a user account to login to Cycle?

Every Cycle customer has one administrator created upon purchase of licenses. This user is responsible for creating users via the User Portal. After the administrator creates an account for you, you will receive an email prompting to reset your password.

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