[Cdash] Weekly tests easily overseen

David Cole david.cole at kitware.com
Wed Mar 21 16:05:11 UTC 2012

On the other hand, you could easily save a bookmark to a filtered page
that shows results from a single machine for the last week.

Here's an example filtered link to the CMake results for builds named
"Windows-VS9-ninja" for all builds submitted after "1 week ago" :


(To do this yourself, click "Show Filters", choose your parameters,
and then click the "Create Hyperlink" button...)


On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:27 AM, Julien Jomier
<julien.jomier at kitware.com> wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> There is currently no way to make the test results visible for longer than
> 24h since this timeframe is hardcoded in CDash. It would require some
> efforts to make this configurable.
> It looks like the best option is to resubmit the test results every night
> and as you mentioned you would need to tweak the XML files. You will need to
> change the "BuildStamp" as well as the "StartDateTime" and "StartBuildTime"
> (and the corresponding EndDateTime and EndBuildTime).
> Hope that helps,
> Julien
> On 21/03/2012 15:26, Martin Apel wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> we are using weekly tests for long-running tests, which can only be
>> carried out on weekends, not during our nightly builds.
>> We start these tests on Saturday, but unfortunately test failures are
>> regularly overseen, because CDash does not show the results
>> on Monday anymore. The results are available for Sunday, but people tend
>> to forget, they have to switch back to Sunday to see them.
>> Is there any way to make test results visible for longer than one day?
>> I also thought about resubmitting test results every night using a
>> cronjob, but this would probably require some tweaking of the XML files,
>> because they contain the build date. Would this be a possibility?
>> Best Regards,
>> Martin
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