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Your CI pipelines can run tests in Run steps and Run Tests steps. In Harness, test results can be published to the Build details page on either the Tests tab or the Artifacts tab.

Publish reports to the Tests tab

To publish test results and view them in Harness, you must produce test reports in JUnit XML format and add the Report Paths specification to the step, for example:

              - step:
type: Run ## Run or Run Tests
name: Tests
identifier: tests
type: JUnit
- /path/to/test/report.xml

The Tests tab can show tests only if your test reports are in JUnit XML format, because Harness parses test reports that are in JUnit XML format only. For information about formatting unit test reports, go to Format test reports.

After a build runs, you can review test reports on the Tests tab on the Build details page. The content differs for Run and Run Tests steps.

Results from Run steps

If you used a Run step, the Tests tab contains information about the total number of tests, the failure rate, and a list of failed tests. You can hover over individual failed test to view additional details about the failure.

If you ran tests in multiple steps/stages, or parallel steps/stages, use the Step/Stage dropdown menu to switch between reports from different steps or stages.

Results from Run Tests steps (Test Intelligence)

If you are using Test Intelligence for your unit tests, the Tests tab contains information unique to Test Intelligence. In addition to the test results, you can also get information about which tests were selected by Test Intelligence and why Test Intelligence selected those tests.


The first run with TI doesn't include test selection, because Harness must establish a baseline for comparison in future runs. On subsequent runs, Harness can use the baseline to select relevant tests based on the content of the code changes.

Your first TI run won't report selected tests. Subsequent runs can report selected tests, if any are selected. For more information, go to Enable Test Intelligence.

Expand the sections below to learn more about the information available on the Tests tab for Test Intelligence.

Test Execution Overview

This section provides an overview of Total Tests, number of Selected Tests, total Duration of all tests, and Time Saved.

Duration reflects the sum of CPU time taken for all tests to complete. The values are collected as-is from the JUnit report, and they don't correspond with wall-clock time. In contrast, the pipeline execution time is a measure of wall-clock time. Therefore, it is possible that the Duration may exceed the total pipeline execution time.

Test Execution Result

This section provides a graphical representation of successful and failed tests.

Test Selection Breakdown

Test Intelligence analyzes changes to source files and test files in the codebase and then runs only the tests that are relevant to the detected changes. This section reports how many tests ran based on the different the types of code changes included in this build:

  • Correlated with Code Changes: The number of tests that ran due to changes in the codebase.
  • New Tests: The number of tests that ran because they are new.
  • Updated Tests: The number of tests that ran because there was a change to the actual test code or content.
Test Execution

This section provides a detailed list of all tests, including class methods and test methods.

Initially, the list shows only failed tests. To see all tests, toggle Show all Tests.

You can sort the list by failure rate, duration, and total tests. You can also expand test suites to see details about individual tests in that suite.

Call Graph

The first time you enable Test Intelligence on a repo, you must generate the initial call graph, which creates a baseline for test selection in future builds. In subsequent builds, the call graph section shows information about tests selected by TI for that run.

Select Expand graph to view the TI Visualization, which shows why a specific test was selected and the reason behind every test selection. Purple nodes represent tests. Select any test (purple node) to see all the classes and methods covered by that test. Blue nodes represent changes to classes and methods that caused TI to select that test.

View reports on the Artifacts tab

For reports that can't be published to the Tests tab, you can use the Artifact Metadata Publisher plugin to publish reports to the Artifacts tab on the Build details page. You can publish any URL to the Artifacts tab.

  1. Include steps in your pipeline that run tests and produce test reports.

  2. Add a step to upload the report artifact to cloud storage, such as:

  3. Add a Plugin step that uses the artifact-metadata-publisher plugin, for example:

                   - step:
    type: Plugin
    name: publish artifact metadata
    identifier: publish_artifact_metadata
    connectorRef: account.harnessImage ## Use the built-in Docker connector or specify your own Docker connector.
    image: plugins/artifact-metadata-publisher ## Required.
    file_urls: ## Provide the URL to the artifact that was uploaded in the Upload Artifacts step. If you uploaded multiple artifacts, you can provide a list of URLs.
    artifact_file: artifact.txt ## Provide any '.txt' file name. Harness uses this to store the artifact URL and display it on the Artifacts tab. This value is not the name of your uploaded artifact, and it has no relationship to the artifact object itself.

Test report dashboard


Currently, the Unit Test Metrics dashboard is behind the feature flag CI_TI_DASHBOARDS_ENABLED. Contact Harness Support to enable the feature.

The Unit Test Metrics dashboard aggregates data from test reports in JUnit XML format. The dashboard reports the overall failure rate and the overall success rate. The dashboard breaks down failure data by pipeline, Git repo, and test. You can filter by project, pipeline, and date range.

You can find this and other dashboards under the Dashboards section of your Harness account.

Troubleshooting: Test suites incorrectly parsed

The parsed test report in the Tests tab comes strictly from the provided test reports. Test reports must be in JUnit XML format to appear on the Tests tab, because Harness parses test reports that are in JUnit XML format only. It is important to adhere to the standard JUnit format to improve test suite parsing. For more information, go to Format test reports.