Variable types used in TETware
TETware uses the following types of variables:
These are variables that are read from the environment when
These are variables read from configuration files that you must
These are variables that
puts in the environment when it executes a test case or tool.
These types of variable are logically distinct.
In particular, it should be understood that configuration variables and
environment variables are not the same.
These variables are used by
and may also be accessed by API-conforming test cases and tools.
When the C API is used, configuration variables may be accessed by
When the Shell or Korn Shell API is used, the TCM makes configuration
variables available as readonly shell variables but does not export
In Distributed TETware it is possible to define configuration variables
with different values on different systems.
Distributed configuration variables
As with configuration variables, the Distributed
reads distributed configuration variables from a file that you must
However, the APIs do not make distributed configuration variables
available to test cases and tools.
These are environment variables that
uses to pass information to TCMs.
They can be accessed by test cases and tools but should not be modified
since the operation of the APIs depend on them.
"Communication variables'' and
in the TETware Programmers Guide.
in the TETware User Guide.
manual page in the TETware User Guide.