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This step in the tutorial demonstrates Testspace's integration with GitHub workflows for publishing test results. Testspace also works with many other popular CI systems. Refer to the Add to CI help article for details.

The example uses the Github repo created based on the sample in the Setup section of the tutorial.

Let's use the GitHub workflow

  • to manually invoked automation that will publish pre-canned test results

Run Automation#

GitHub Workflows supports many different types of events that will trigger a workflow, however, for this tutorial, we wanted to make things easy and interactive. For this reason, a workflow dispatch event is used versus a more common event such as push.

Using the workflow dispatch event to manually execute the GitHub Workflow

To execute the GitHub workflow go to the Actions tab. Select the CI workflow under All workflows.

  • On the far right click the Run workflow button, use the Branch: main and click Run workflow
  • Watch the CI workflow execute using the GitHub UI
  • When the automation is complete, switch to your Testspace project
  • Explore Testspace, starting at the Current tab.

Published Results

Testspace automatically tracks the branch workflow. Go ahead and create a branch and watch Testspace track it with a matching space. Pull requests are also supported, along with merged and deleted branches.

Remember to execute the automation using the GitHub UI.

Files Used#

The following file content is used in this basic example for publishing automated testing results. Note that the test results are pre-canned (aka fake) and used for demonstration purposes only.

There are two files (ci.yml, results.xml) required for publishing results:

โ””โ”€ .github/workflows
โ””โ”€ ci.yml
โ””โ”€โ”€ results.xml

Workflow File (ci.yml)#

The following content into the .github/workflows/ci.yml file.

name: CI
runs-on: ubuntu-latest
- uses: actions/checkout@v2
- uses: testspace-com/setup-testspace@v1
domain: ${{ github.repository_owner }}
- name: Push result to Testspace server
run: |
testspace results.xml
if: always()

NOTE if using a private repo a Testspace token is required. Follow these additional steps.

  • The if: always() ensures test results are uploaded even in the event of a workflow failure.
  • Refer here for details on the setup-testspace action.

Results File (results.xml)#

For simplicity we are using pre-canned test results.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<testsuites name="example" tests="2" failures="0" time="2.0">
<testsuite name="Hello Automation">
<testcase classname="Hello Automation" name="Test Case One" time="1.00"/>
<testcase classname="Hello Automation" name="Test Case Two" time="1.00">
<failure type="Exception" message="Something unexpected happened"/>

Pro Tips#

The following tips section provides additional examples for common use-cases.

Using Folders#

Results can be organized into folders:

$ testspace "[myFolder]results*.xml"

sub-folders can also be used with a forward slash /.

$ testspace "[myFolder/mySubfolder]results.xml"

Using a Matrix#

When using a matrix it is recommended to use a folder to store the results specific to each matric entry.

name: CI
on: push
runs-on: ${{ matrix.os }}
os: [ubuntu-latest, macos-latest, windows-latest]
- name: Publish Results to Testspace
run: testspace "[ ${{ matrix.os }} ]results.xml"

Other details#

For more information on publishing features, refer to the Push Data section of the help documentation:

See Tools Support for language-specific information.


This section covered the simplicity of publishing test results from automation based on GitHub workflows:

  • Single line command to publish results
  • Built-in branch workflow support for branching, pull requests, and forks
  • Additional useful information related to the health of the build can also be included, such as code coverage, custom metrics, etc.

Setup Action#

A Testspace setup action is provided:

Private Repo#

If the repo being used is private there are additional steps required:

  • Copy your Testspace User access-token
  • Create a secret, in your repo settings named TESTSPACE_TOKEN with value being your Testspace token.
  • Update the ci.yml file, adding the token input as shown below
- uses: testspace-com/setup-testspace@v1
domain: ${{ github.repository_owner }}
token: ${{ secrets.TESTSPACE_TOKEN }}

Domain Name#

Note that the domain action parameter for setup-testspace is using a github context variable called github.repository_owner. This variable returns a string reflecting the name of the GitHub organization. When installing the Testspace app using the GitHub Marketplace the Testspace organization name matches the GitHub organization name. If the Testspace subdomain is changed the domain setup parameter needs to be updated as well.