TPT is a testing and verification tool for embedded control systems. TPT can test MATLAB Simulink or dSPACE TargetLink models, ETAS ASCET models, C-Code or test via MiL, SiL, PiL and HiL. The PikeTec TPT Plugin allows users to execute tests modeled in TPT (Time Partition Testing) via Jenkins. A XML file can be generated in JUnit format for the reporting of test results. You can also display the TPT test report in Jenkins.


We will give you a short overview here. If you need a more detailed description please refere to the chapterĀ Jenkins Continuous Integration of TPT manual.

The plugin provides two build steps:

  1. Execute TPT test cases: The TPT test cases are executed and the test results are converted into JUnit-XML files. If Jenkins is operating as master in master-slave-mode, it will delegate the work to slave jobs.
  2. Execute TPT tests slave: Execute the work delegated to it by Execute TPT test cases in master slave mode.

You have two options to publish the TPT test results:

  1. Add a TPT Report post build action to your job to display the TPT report in Jenkins.
  2. Configure the build steps to transform the test results into the JUnit format and then publish the results in Jenkins using the Publish JUnit test result report post build action provided by the JUnit Plugin.

Using only Execute TPT test cases (not master slave mode)

Simply create a new Jenkins Job and add the Execute TPT test cases build step and configure it as needed. Do not set the option "Distribute work to TPT slave jobs".

Make sure:

Using only Execute TPT test cases and Execute TPT tests slave (master slave mode)

You can configure the Execute TPT test cases build step to delegate the work to a slave job by setting the option "Distribute work to TPT slave jobs". The slave job must contain a Execute TPT tests slave build step.

The Execute TPT test cases build step will open the specified TPT file, lookup the tests, split them in packages with an equal number of tests and starts for each package a build of the slave job.

When all slave jobs are finished the Execute TPT test cases build step will copy the test data into its workspace.The job will now generate an overall report and If you configured the job for publishing via JUnit the JUNit XML files.

Make sure:

The Execute TPT tests slave will communicate with TPT via a network protocol (Java RMI). If two builds are using the same port and would run on the same node the outcome of the execution would be nondeterministic. Use e.g. the Throttle Concurrent Builds Plugin to prevent builds from runnig on the same node.


TPT hangs/does not start when I use Jenkins. If I start TPT normally it works fine.

This is usually a problem with the licensing. Since Jenkins normally runs as a service with a different user TPT will access other settings than when executed manually. If you have a correctly configured TPT you can copy the license configuration file "%LOCALAPPDATA%\TPT\$InstallDirName_hash$\license_serverconfig.cfg" (please replace $InstallDirName_hash$ by your TPT installation directory name and the hash) into the TPT installation directory and rename it to "license_default.cfg". If TPT does not find a license configuration it will use these instead.

Please note that other 3rd party tools as MATLAB Simulink or ETAS ASCET may have their own issues running in a service environment.

I cannot publish the TPT test results. The JUnit publisher cannot find anything.

The JUnit publisher can only find files in the workspace of the Job while the Execute TPT test cases allows you to create the XMLfiles anywhere in the file system. Please ensure you configured the paths correctly. You can use a relative path. A valid configuration would be "junit" as the path given to the build step and "junit/*.xml" given to the publisher.

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