Methods for Testing and Specification (MTS) - The Testing and Test Control Notation version 3 - Part 6: TTCN-3 Control Interface (TCI)

RES/MTS-201873-6v4.13.1

Metode za preskušanje in specificiranje (MTS) - 3. različica zapisa preskušanja in krmiljenja preskusov - 6. del: Krmilni vmesnik TTCN-3 (TCI)

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ETSI ES 201 873-6 V4.13.1 (2022-04)
ETSI STANDARD
Methods for Testing and Specification (MTS);
The Testing and Test Control Notation version 3;
Part 6: TTCN-3 Control Interface (TCI)
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2 ETSI ES 201 873-6 V4.13.1 (2022-04)
Reference
RES/MTS-201873-6v4.13.1
Keywords
control, interface, methodology, TCI, testing,
TTCN-3
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights .............................................................................................................................. 16

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................... 16

Modal verbs terminology .................................................................................................................................. 16

1 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 17

2 References .............................................................................................................................................. 17

2.1 Normative references ....................................................................................................................................... 17

2.2 Informative references ...................................................................................................................................... 18

3 Definition of terms, symbols and abbreviations ..................................................................................... 18

3.1 Terms ................................................................................................................................................................ 18

3.2 Symbols ............................................................................................................................................................ 19

3.3 Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................................... 19

4 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 20

5 Compliance ............................................................................................................................................. 20

6 General structure of a TTCN-3 test system ............................................................................................ 21

6.1 Entities in a TTCN-3 test system ...................................................................................................................... 21

6.1.0 Types of entities .......................................................................................................................................... 21

6.1.1 Test Management and Control (TMC)........................................................................................................ 22

6.1.1.0 Test Management and Control Entities ................................................................................................. 22

6.1.1.1 Test Management (TM) ........................................................................................................................ 22

6.1.1.2 Coding and Decoding (CD) .................................................................................................................. 23

6.1.1.3 Component Handling (CH) ................................................................................................................... 23

6.1.1.4 Test Logging (TL) ................................................................................................................................. 24

6.1.2 TTCN-3 Executable (TE) ........................................................................................................................... 24

6.1.3 SUT Adaptor (SA) ...................................................................................................................................... 24

6.1.4 Platform Adaptor (PA) ................................................................................................................................ 24

6.2 Execution requirements for a TTCN-3 test system .......................................................................................... 24

7 TTCN-3 control interface and operations ............................................................................................... 25

7.1 Overview of the TCI......................................................................................................................................... 25

7.1.0 TCI role in a TTCN-3 test system ............................................................................................................... 25

7.1.1 Correlation between TTCN-3 and TCI operation invocations .................................................................... 25

7.1.1.0 Mapping of TTCN-3 operations to TCI operations ............................................................................... 25

7.1.1.1 TTCN-3 operations with TCI operation equivalent .............................................................................. 26

7.1.1.2 TTCN-3 operations with TCI operation pair equivalent ....................................................................... 26

7.1.1.3 TTCN-3 operations without direct TCI operation equivalent ............................................................... 27

7.1.1.3.0 Mapping of TTCN-3 operations to series of TCI operations ........................................................... 27

7.1.1.3.1 Test case stop operation ................................................................................................................... 27

7.2 TCI data ............................................................................................................................................................ 27

7.2.0 Abstract data types ...................................................................................................................................... 27

7.2.1 General abstract data types ......................................................................................................................... 28

7.2.1.0 Use of general abstract data types ......................................................................................................... 28

7.2.1.1 Management .......................................................................................................................................... 28

7.2.1.2 Communication ..................................................................................................................................... 29

7.2.2 Abstract TTCN-3 data types and values ..................................................................................................... 29

7.2.2.0 Definition and scope of use ................................................................................................................... 29

7.2.2.1 Abstract TTCN-3 data types ................................................................................................................. 29

7.2.2.2 Abstract TTCN-3 values ....................................................................................................................... 31

7.2.2.2.0 Basic rules ....................................................................................................................................... 31

7.2.2.2.1 The abstract data type Value ......................................................................................................... 32

7.2.2.2.2 The abstract data type IntegerValue ........................................................................................ 35

7.2.2.2.3 The abstract data type FloatValue ............................................................................................. 35

7.2.2.2.4 The abstract data type BooleanValue ........................................................................................ 35

7.2.2.2.5 The abstract data type CharstringValue ................................................................................. 35

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7.2.2.2.6 The abstract data type UniversalCharstringValue ............................................................ 36

7.2.2.2.7 The abstract data type BitstringValue .................................................................................... 36

7.2.2.2.8 The abstract data type OctetstringValue ............................................................................... 37

7.2.2.2.9 The abstract data type HexstringValue .................................................................................... 38

7.2.2.2.10 The abstract data type RecordValue ........................................................................................... 39

7.2.2.2.11 The abstract data type RecordOfValue ...................................................................................... 39

7.2.2.2.12 The abstract data type UnionValue ............................................................................................. 41

7.2.2.2.13 The abstract data type EnumeratedValue ................................................................................. 41

7.2.2.2.14 The abstract data type VerdictValue ........................................................................................ 41

7.2.2.2.15 The abstract data type AddressValue ........................................................................................ 42

7.2.2.3 Abstract TTCN-3 matching mechanisms .............................................................................................. 42

7.2.2.3.1 The abstract data type MatchingMechanism ............................................................................ 42

7.2.2.3.2 The abstract data type MatchingList ........................................................................................ 42

7.2.2.3.3 The abstract data type ValueRange ............................................................................................. 43

7.2.2.3.4 The abstract data type CharacterPattern ............................................................................... 43

7.2.2.3.5 The abstract data type MatchDecodedContent ........................................................................ 44

7.2.2.4 Data types for complex TTCN-3 properties .......................................................................................... 44

7.2.2.4.0 Scope of use of TTCN-3 properties ................................................................................................. 44

7.2.2.4.1 The abstract data type LengthRestriction ............................................................................ 44

7.2.2.4.2 The abstract data type Permutation ........................................................................................... 44

7.2.2.4.3 The abstract data type RangeBoundary ...................................................................................... 45

7.2.3 Abstract logging types ................................................................................................................................ 45

7.2.3.1 The abstract data type TciValueTemplate ............................................................................................. 45

7.2.3.2 The abstract data type TciNonValueTemplate ...................................................................................... 45

7.2.3.3 The Value List and Mismatch Types .................................................................................................... 46

7.2.3.4 The Status Types ................................................................................................................................... 46

7.3 TCI operations .................................................................................................................................................. 47

7.3.0 The TCI interfaces ...................................................................................................................................... 47

7.3.1 The TCI-TM interface ................................................................................................................................ 48

7.3.1.0 Scope of use .......................................................................................................................................... 48

7.3.1.1 TCI-TM required ................................................................................................................................... 48

7.3.1.1.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 48

7.3.1.1.1 tciRootModule ................................................................................................................................. 48

7.3.1.1.2 tciGetImportedModules ................................................................................................................... 49

7.3.1.1.3 tciGetModuleParameters ................................................................................................................. 49

7.3.1.1.4 tciGetTestCases ............................................................................................................................... 49

7.3.1.1.5 tciGetTestCaseParameters ............................................................................................................... 49

7.3.1.1.6 tciGetTestCaseTSI ........................................................................................................................... 49

7.3.1.1.7 tciStartTestCase ............................................................................................................................... 50

7.3.1.1.8 tciStopTestCase ............................................................................................................................... 50

7.3.1.1.9 tciStartControl ................................................................................................................................. 50

7.3.1.1.10 tciStopControl ................................................................................................................................. 50

7.3.1.1.11 tciGetControlParameters ................................................................................................................. 51

7.3.1.1.12 tciStartControlWithParameters ........................................................................................................ 51

7.3.1.2 TCI-TM provided .................................................................................................................................. 51

7.3.1.2.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 51

7.3.1.2.1 tciTestCaseStarted ........................................................................................................................... 51

7.3.1.2.2 tciTestCaseTerminated .................................................................................................................... 52

7.3.1.2.3 tciControlTerminated ...................................................................................................................... 52

7.3.1.2.4 tciGetModulePar.............................................................................................................................. 52

7.3.1.2.5 tciLog .............................................................................................................................................. 52

7.3.1.2.6 tciError............................................................................................................................................. 53

7.3.1.2.7 tciControlTerminatedWithResult .................................................................................................... 53

7.3.2 The TCI-CD interface ................................................................................................................................. 53

7.3.2.0 Scope of use .......................................................................................................................................... 53

7.3.2.1 TCI-CD required ................................................................................................................................... 54

7.3.2.1.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 54

7.3.2.1.1 getTypeForName ............................................................................................................................. 54

7.3.2.1.2 getInteger ......................................................................................................................................... 54

7.3.2.1.3 getFloat ............................................................................................................................................ 54

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7.3.2.1.4 getBoolean ....................................................................................................................................... 54

7.3.2.1.5 Void ................................................................................................................................................. 55

7.3.2.1.6 getCharstring ................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.1.7 getUniversalCharstring .................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.1.8 getHexstring .................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.1.9 getBitstring ...................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.1.10 getOctetstring .................................................................................................................................. 55

7.3.2.1.11 getVerdict ........................................................................................................................................ 55

7.3.2.1.12 tciErrorReq ...................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.2 TCI-CD provided .................................................................................................................................. 55

7.3.2.2.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.2.1 decode .............................................................................................................................................. 56

7.3.2.2.2 encode .............................................................................................................................................. 56

7.3.2.2.3 decodeValue .................................................................................................................................... 56

7.3.2.2.4 encodeValue .................................................................................................................................... 57

7.3.3 The TCI-CH interface ................................................................................................................................. 57

7.3.3.0 Scope of use .......................................................................................................................................... 57

7.3.3.1 TCI-CH required ................................................................................................................................... 58

7.3.3.1.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 58

7.3.3.1.1 tciEnqueueMsgConnected ............................................................................................................... 58

7.3.3.1.2 tciEnqueueCallConnected ............................................................................................................... 58

7.3.3.1.3 tciEnqueueReplyConnected ............................................................................................................. 59

7.3.3.1.4 tciEnqueueRaiseConnected ............................................................................................................. 59

7.3.3.1.5 tciCreateTestComponent ................................................................................................................. 59

7.3.3.1.6 tciStartTestComponent .................................................................................................................... 60

7.3.3.1.7 tciStopTestComponent .................................................................................................................... 60

7.3.3.1.8 tciConnect ........................................................................................................................................ 60

7.3.3.1.9 tciDisconnect ................................................................................................................................... 60

7.3.3.1.10 tciMap .............................................................................................................................................. 61

7.3.3.1.11 tciMapParam ................................................................................................................................... 61

7.3.3.1.12 tciUnmap ......................................................................................................................................... 61

7.3.3.1.13 tciUnmapParam ............................................................................................................................... 61

7.3.3.1.14 tciTestComponentTerminated ......................................................................................................... 62

7.3.3.1.15 tciTestComponentRunning .............................................................................................................. 62

7.3.3.1.16 tciTestComponentDone ................................................................................................................... 62

7.3.3.1.17 tciGetMTC ....................................................................................................................................... 62

7.3.3.1.18 tciExecuteTestCase .......................................................................................................................... 63

7.3.3.1.19 tciReset ............................................................................................................................................ 63

7.3.3.1.20 tciKillTestComponent ..................................................................................................................... 63

7.3.3.1.21 tciTestComponentAlive ................................................................................................................... 63

7.3.3.1.22 tciTestComponentKilled .................................................................................................................. 64

7.3.3.1.23 tciCallTestComponent ..................................................................................................................... 64

7.3.3.1.24 tciTestComponentCallTerminated ................................................................................................... 64

7.3.3.2 TCI-CH provided .................................................................................................................................. 65

7.3.3.2.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 65

7.3.3.2.1 tciSendConnected ............................................................................................................................ 65

7.3.3.2.2 tciSendConnectedBC ....................................................................................................................... 65

7.3.3.2.3 tciSendConnectedMC ...................................................................................................................... 65

7.3.3.2.4 tciCallConnected ............................................................................................................................. 66

7.3.3.2.5 tciCallConnectedBC ........................................................................................................................ 66

7.3.3.2.6 tciCallConnectedMC ....................................................................................................................... 67

7.3.3.2.7 tciReplyConnected .......................................................................................................................... 67

7.3.3.2.8 tciReplyConnectedBC ..................................................................................................................... 68

7.3.3.2.9 tciReplyConnectedMC .................................................................................................................... 68

7.3.3.2.10 tciRaiseConnected ........................................................................................................................... 69

7.3.3.2.11 tciRaiseConnectedBC ...................................................................................................................... 69

7.3.3.2.12 tciRaiseConnectedMC ..................................................................................................................... 69

7.3.3.2.13 tciCreateTes
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ETSI STANDARD
Methods for Testing and Specification (MTS);
The Testing and Test Control Notation version 3;
Part 6: TTCN-3 Control Interface (TCI)
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2 Final draft ETSI ES 201 873-6 V4.13.1 (2022-02)
Reference
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Keywords
control, interface, methodology, TCI, testing,
TTCN-3
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights .............................................................................................................................. 16

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................... 16

Modal verbs terminology .................................................................................................................................. 16

1 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 17

2 References .............................................................................................................................................. 17

2.1 Normative references ....................................................................................................................................... 17

2.2 Informative references ...................................................................................................................................... 18

3 Definition of terms, symbols and abbreviations ..................................................................................... 18

3.1 Terms ................................................................................................................................................................ 18

3.2 Symbols ............................................................................................................................................................ 19

3.3 Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................................... 19

4 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 20

5 Compliance ............................................................................................................................................. 20

6 General structure of a TTCN-3 test system ............................................................................................ 21

6.1 Entities in a TTCN-3 test system ...................................................................................................................... 21

6.1.0 Types of entities .......................................................................................................................................... 21

6.1.1 Test Management and Control (TMC)........................................................................................................ 22

6.1.1.0 Test Management and Control Entities ................................................................................................. 22

6.1.1.1 Test Management (TM) ........................................................................................................................ 22

6.1.1.2 Coding and Decoding (CD) .................................................................................................................. 23

6.1.1.3 Component Handling (CH) ................................................................................................................... 23

6.1.1.4 Test Logging (TL) ................................................................................................................................. 24

6.1.2 TTCN-3 Executable (TE) ........................................................................................................................... 24

6.1.3 SUT Adaptor (SA) ...................................................................................................................................... 24

6.1.4 Platform Adaptor (PA) ................................................................................................................................ 24

6.2 Execution requirements for a TTCN-3 test system .......................................................................................... 24

7 TTCN-3 control interface and operations ............................................................................................... 25

7.1 Overview of the TCI......................................................................................................................................... 25

7.1.0 TCI role in a TTCN-3 test system ............................................................................................................... 25

7.1.1 Correlation between TTCN-3 and TCI operation invocations .................................................................... 25

7.1.1.0 Mapping of TTCN-3 operations to TCI operations ............................................................................... 25

7.1.1.1 TTCN-3 operations with TCI operation equivalent .............................................................................. 26

7.1.1.2 TTCN-3 operations with TCI operation pair equivalent ....................................................................... 26

7.1.1.3 TTCN-3 operations without direct TCI operation equivalent ............................................................... 27

7.1.1.3.0 Mapping of TTCN-3 operations to series of TCI operations ........................................................... 27

7.1.1.3.1 Test case stop operation ................................................................................................................... 27

7.2 TCI data ............................................................................................................................................................ 27

7.2.0 Abstract data types ...................................................................................................................................... 27

7.2.1 General abstract data types ......................................................................................................................... 28

7.2.1.0 Use of general abstract data types ......................................................................................................... 28

7.2.1.1 Management .......................................................................................................................................... 28

7.2.1.2 Communication ..................................................................................................................................... 29

7.2.2 Abstract TTCN-3 data types and values ..................................................................................................... 29

7.2.2.0 Definition and scope of use ................................................................................................................... 29

7.2.2.1 Abstract TTCN-3 data types ................................................................................................................. 29

7.2.2.2 Abstract TTCN-3 values ....................................................................................................................... 31

7.2.2.2.0 Basic rules ....................................................................................................................................... 31

7.2.2.2.1 The abstract data type Value ......................................................................................................... 32

7.2.2.2.2 The abstract data type IntegerValue ........................................................................................ 35

7.2.2.2.3 The abstract data type FloatValue ............................................................................................. 35

7.2.2.2.4 The abstract data type BooleanValue ........................................................................................ 35

7.2.2.2.5 The abstract data type CharstringValue ................................................................................. 35

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7.2.2.2.6 The abstract data type UniversalCharstringValue ............................................................ 36

7.2.2.2.7 The abstract data type BitstringValue .................................................................................... 36

7.2.2.2.8 The abstract data type OctetstringValue ............................................................................... 37

7.2.2.2.9 The abstract data type HexstringValue .................................................................................... 38

7.2.2.2.10 The abstract data type RecordValue ........................................................................................... 39

7.2.2.2.11 The abstract data type RecordOfValue ...................................................................................... 39

7.2.2.2.12 The abstract data type UnionValue ............................................................................................. 41

7.2.2.2.13 The abstract data type EnumeratedValue ................................................................................. 41

7.2.2.2.14 The abstract data type VerdictValue ........................................................................................ 41

7.2.2.2.15 The abstract data type AddressValue ........................................................................................ 42

7.2.2.3 Abstract TTCN-3 matching mechanisms .............................................................................................. 42

7.2.2.3.1 The abstract data type MatchingMechanism ............................................................................ 42

7.2.2.3.2 The abstract data type MatchingList ........................................................................................ 42

7.2.2.3.3 The abstract data type ValueRange ............................................................................................. 43

7.2.2.3.4 The abstract data type CharacterPattern ............................................................................... 43

7.2.2.3.5 The abstract data type MatchDecodedContent ........................................................................ 44

7.2.2.4 Data types for complex TTCN-3 properties .......................................................................................... 44

7.2.2.4.0 Scope of use of TTCN-3 properties ................................................................................................. 44

7.2.2.4.1 The abstract data type LengthRestriction ............................................................................ 44

7.2.2.4.2 The abstract data type Permutation ........................................................................................... 44

7.2.2.4.3 The abstract data type RangeBoundary ...................................................................................... 45

7.2.3 Abstract logging types ................................................................................................................................ 45

7.2.3.1 The abstract data type TciValueTemplate ............................................................................................. 45

7.2.3.2 The abstract data type TciNonValueTemplate ...................................................................................... 45

7.2.3.3 The Value List and Mismatch Types .................................................................................................... 46

7.2.3.4 The Status Types ................................................................................................................................... 46

7.3 TCI operations .................................................................................................................................................. 47

7.3.0 The TCI interfaces ...................................................................................................................................... 47

7.3.1 The TCI-TM interface ................................................................................................................................ 48

7.3.1.0 Scope of use .......................................................................................................................................... 48

7.3.1.1 TCI-TM required ................................................................................................................................... 48

7.3.1.1.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 48

7.3.1.1.1 tciRootModule ................................................................................................................................. 48

7.3.1.1.2 tciGetImportedModules ................................................................................................................... 49

7.3.1.1.3 tciGetModuleParameters ................................................................................................................. 49

7.3.1.1.4 tciGetTestCases ............................................................................................................................... 49

7.3.1.1.5 tciGetTestCaseParameters ............................................................................................................... 49

7.3.1.1.6 tciGetTestCaseTSI ........................................................................................................................... 49

7.3.1.1.7 tciStartTestCase ............................................................................................................................... 50

7.3.1.1.8 tciStopTestCase ............................................................................................................................... 50

7.3.1.1.9 tciStartControl ................................................................................................................................. 50

7.3.1.1.10 tciStopControl ................................................................................................................................. 50

7.3.1.1.11 tciGetControlParameters ................................................................................................................. 51

7.3.1.1.12 tciStartControlWithParameters ........................................................................................................ 51

7.3.1.2 TCI-TM provided .................................................................................................................................. 51

7.3.1.2.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 51

7.3.1.2.1 tciTestCaseStarted ........................................................................................................................... 51

7.3.1.2.2 tciTestCaseTerminated .................................................................................................................... 51

7.3.1.2.3 tciControlTerminated ...................................................................................................................... 52

7.3.1.2.4 tciGetModulePar.............................................................................................................................. 52

7.3.1.2.5 tciLog .............................................................................................................................................. 52

7.3.1.2.6 tciError............................................................................................................................................. 52

7.3.1.2.7 tciControlTerminatedWithResult .................................................................................................... 53

7.3.2 The TCI-CD interface ................................................................................................................................. 53

7.3.2.0 Scope of use .......................................................................................................................................... 53

7.3.2.1 TCI-CD required ................................................................................................................................... 54

7.3.2.1.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 54

7.3.2.1.1 getTypeForName ............................................................................................................................. 54

7.3.2.1.2 getInteger ......................................................................................................................................... 54

7.3.2.1.3 getFloat ............................................................................................................................................ 54

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7.3.2.1.4 getBoolean ....................................................................................................................................... 54

7.3.2.1.5 Void ................................................................................................................................................. 54

7.3.2.1.6 getCharstring ................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.1.7 getUniversalCharstring .................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.1.8 getHexstring .................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.1.9 getBitstring ...................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.1.10 getOctetstring .................................................................................................................................. 55

7.3.2.1.11 getVerdict ........................................................................................................................................ 55

7.3.2.1.12 tciErrorReq ...................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.2 TCI-CD provided .................................................................................................................................. 55

7.3.2.2.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.2.1 decode .............................................................................................................................................. 56

7.3.2.2.2 encode .............................................................................................................................................. 56

7.3.2.2.3 decodeValue .................................................................................................................................... 56

7.3.2.2.4 encodeValue .................................................................................................................................... 57

7.3.3 The TCI-CH interface ................................................................................................................................. 57

7.3.3.0 Scope of use .......................................................................................................................................... 57

7.3.3.1 TCI-CH required ................................................................................................................................... 58

7.3.3.1.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 58

7.3.3.1.1 tciEnqueueMsgConnected ............................................................................................................... 58

7.3.3.1.2 tciEnqueueCallConnected ............................................................................................................... 58

7.3.3.1.3 tciEnqueueReplyConnected ............................................................................................................. 59

7.3.3.1.4 tciEnqueueRaiseConnected ............................................................................................................. 59

7.3.3.1.5 tciCreateTestComponent ................................................................................................................. 59

7.3.3.1.6 tciStartTestComponent .................................................................................................................... 60

7.3.3.1.7 tciStopTestComponent .................................................................................................................... 60

7.3.3.1.8 tciConnect ........................................................................................................................................ 60

7.3.3.1.9 tciDisconnect ................................................................................................................................... 60

7.3.3.1.10 tciMap .............................................................................................................................................. 61

7.3.3.1.11 tciMapParam ................................................................................................................................... 61

7.3.3.1.12 tciUnmap ......................................................................................................................................... 61

7.3.3.1.13 tciUnmapParam ............................................................................................................................... 61

7.3.3.1.14 tciTestComponentTerminated ......................................................................................................... 62

7.3.3.1.15 tciTestComponentRunning .............................................................................................................. 62

7.3.3.1.16 tciTestComponentDone ................................................................................................................... 62

7.3.3.1.17 tciGetMTC ....................................................................................................................................... 62

7.3.3.1.18 tciExecuteTestCase .......................................................................................................................... 63

7.3.3.1.19 tciReset ............................................................................................................................................ 63

7.3.3.1.20 tciKillTestComponent ..................................................................................................................... 63

7.3.3.1.21 tciTestComponentAlive ................................................................................................................... 63

7.3.3.1.22 tciTestComponentKilled .................................................................................................................. 64

7.3.3.1.23 tciCallTestComponent ..................................................................................................................... 64

7.3.3.1.24 tciTestComponentCallTerminated ................................................................................................... 64

7.3.3.2 TCI-CH provided .................................................................................................................................. 65

7.3.3.2.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 65

7.3.3.2.1 tciSendConnected ............................................................................................................................ 65

7.3.3.2.2 tciSendConnectedBC ....................................................................................................................... 65

7.3.3.2.3 tciSendConnectedMC ...................................................................................................................... 65

7.3.3.2.4 tciCallConnected ............................................................................................................................. 66

7.3.3.2.5 tciCallConnectedBC ........................................................................................................................ 66

7.3.3.2.6 tciCallConnectedMC ....................................................................................................................... 67

7.3.3.2.7 tciReplyConnected .......................................................................................................................... 67

7.3.3.2.8 tciReplyConnectedBC ..................................................................................................................... 68

7.3.3.2.9 tciReplyConnectedMC .................................................................................................................... 68

7.3.3.2.10 tciRaiseConnected ........................................................................................................................... 69

7.3.3.2.11 tciRaiseConnectedBC ...................................................................................................................... 69

7.3.3.2.12 tciRaiseConnectedMC ..................................................................................................................... 69

7.3.3.2.13 tciCreateTestComponentReq ........................................................................................................... 70

7.3.3.2.14 tciStartTest
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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST ES 201 873-6 V4.13.1:2022
01-julij-2022

Metode za preskušanje in specificiranje (MTS) - 3. različica zapisa preskušanja in

krmiljenja preskusov - 6. del: Krmilni vmesnik TTCN-3 (TCI)

Methods for Testing and Specification (MTS) - The Testing and Test Control Notation

version 3 - Part 6: TTCN-3 Control Interface (TCI)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: ETSI ES 201 873-6 V4.13.1 (2022-04)
ICS:
33.040.01 Telekomunikacijski sistemi Telecommunication systems
na splošno in general
SIST ES 201 873-6 V4.13.1:2022 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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ETSI STANDARD
Methods for Testing and Specification (MTS);
The Testing and Test Control Notation version 3;
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Reference
RES/MTS-201873-6v4.13.1
Keywords
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TTCN-3
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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights .............................................................................................................................. 16

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................... 16

Modal verbs terminology .................................................................................................................................. 16

1 Scope ...................................................................................................................................................... 17

2 References .............................................................................................................................................. 17

2.1 Normative references ....................................................................................................................................... 17

2.2 Informative references ...................................................................................................................................... 18

3 Definition of terms, symbols and abbreviations ..................................................................................... 18

3.1 Terms ................................................................................................................................................................ 18

3.2 Symbols ............................................................................................................................................................ 19

3.3 Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................................... 19

4 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 20

5 Compliance ............................................................................................................................................. 20

6 General structure of a TTCN-3 test system ............................................................................................ 21

6.1 Entities in a TTCN-3 test system ...................................................................................................................... 21

6.1.0 Types of entities .......................................................................................................................................... 21

6.1.1 Test Management and Control (TMC)........................................................................................................ 22

6.1.1.0 Test Management and Control Entities ................................................................................................. 22

6.1.1.1 Test Management (TM) ........................................................................................................................ 22

6.1.1.2 Coding and Decoding (CD) .................................................................................................................. 23

6.1.1.3 Component Handling (CH) ................................................................................................................... 23

6.1.1.4 Test Logging (TL) ................................................................................................................................. 24

6.1.2 TTCN-3 Executable (TE) ........................................................................................................................... 24

6.1.3 SUT Adaptor (SA) ...................................................................................................................................... 24

6.1.4 Platform Adaptor (PA) ................................................................................................................................ 24

6.2 Execution requirements for a TTCN-3 test system .......................................................................................... 24

7 TTCN-3 control interface and operations ............................................................................................... 25

7.1 Overview of the TCI......................................................................................................................................... 25

7.1.0 TCI role in a TTCN-3 test system ............................................................................................................... 25

7.1.1 Correlation between TTCN-3 and TCI operation invocations .................................................................... 25

7.1.1.0 Mapping of TTCN-3 operations to TCI operations ............................................................................... 25

7.1.1.1 TTCN-3 operations with TCI operation equivalent .............................................................................. 26

7.1.1.2 TTCN-3 operations with TCI operation pair equivalent ....................................................................... 26

7.1.1.3 TTCN-3 operations without direct TCI operation equivalent ............................................................... 27

7.1.1.3.0 Mapping of TTCN-3 operations to series of TCI operations ........................................................... 27

7.1.1.3.1 Test case stop operation ................................................................................................................... 27

7.2 TCI data ............................................................................................................................................................ 27

7.2.0 Abstract data types ...................................................................................................................................... 27

7.2.1 General abstract data types ......................................................................................................................... 28

7.2.1.0 Use of general abstract data types ......................................................................................................... 28

7.2.1.1 Management .......................................................................................................................................... 28

7.2.1.2 Communication ..................................................................................................................................... 29

7.2.2 Abstract TTCN-3 data types and values ..................................................................................................... 29

7.2.2.0 Definition and scope of use ................................................................................................................... 29

7.2.2.1 Abstract TTCN-3 data types ................................................................................................................. 29

7.2.2.2 Abstract TTCN-3 values ....................................................................................................................... 31

7.2.2.2.0 Basic rules ....................................................................................................................................... 31

7.2.2.2.1 The abstract data type Value ......................................................................................................... 32

7.2.2.2.2 The abstract data type IntegerValue ........................................................................................ 35

7.2.2.2.3 The abstract data type FloatValue ............................................................................................. 35

7.2.2.2.4 The abstract data type BooleanValue ........................................................................................ 35

7.2.2.2.5 The abstract data type CharstringValue ................................................................................. 35

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7.2.2.2.6 The abstract data type UniversalCharstringValue ............................................................ 36

7.2.2.2.7 The abstract data type BitstringValue .................................................................................... 36

7.2.2.2.8 The abstract data type OctetstringValue ............................................................................... 37

7.2.2.2.9 The abstract data type HexstringValue .................................................................................... 38

7.2.2.2.10 The abstract data type RecordValue ........................................................................................... 39

7.2.2.2.11 The abstract data type RecordOfValue ...................................................................................... 39

7.2.2.2.12 The abstract data type UnionValue ............................................................................................. 41

7.2.2.2.13 The abstract data type EnumeratedValue ................................................................................. 41

7.2.2.2.14 The abstract data type VerdictValue ........................................................................................ 41

7.2.2.2.15 The abstract data type AddressValue ........................................................................................ 42

7.2.2.3 Abstract TTCN-3 matching mechanisms .............................................................................................. 42

7.2.2.3.1 The abstract data type MatchingMechanism ............................................................................ 42

7.2.2.3.2 The abstract data type MatchingList ........................................................................................ 42

7.2.2.3.3 The abstract data type ValueRange ............................................................................................. 43

7.2.2.3.4 The abstract data type CharacterPattern ............................................................................... 43

7.2.2.3.5 The abstract data type MatchDecodedContent ........................................................................ 44

7.2.2.4 Data types for complex TTCN-3 properties .......................................................................................... 44

7.2.2.4.0 Scope of use of TTCN-3 properties ................................................................................................. 44

7.2.2.4.1 The abstract data type LengthRestriction ............................................................................ 44

7.2.2.4.2 The abstract data type Permutation ........................................................................................... 44

7.2.2.4.3 The abstract data type RangeBoundary ...................................................................................... 45

7.2.3 Abstract logging types ................................................................................................................................ 45

7.2.3.1 The abstract data type TciValueTemplate ............................................................................................. 45

7.2.3.2 The abstract data type TciNonValueTemplate ...................................................................................... 45

7.2.3.3 The Value List and Mismatch Types .................................................................................................... 46

7.2.3.4 The Status Types ................................................................................................................................... 46

7.3 TCI operations .................................................................................................................................................. 47

7.3.0 The TCI interfaces ...................................................................................................................................... 47

7.3.1 The TCI-TM interface ................................................................................................................................ 48

7.3.1.0 Scope of use .......................................................................................................................................... 48

7.3.1.1 TCI-TM required ................................................................................................................................... 48

7.3.1.1.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 48

7.3.1.1.1 tciRootModule ................................................................................................................................. 48

7.3.1.1.2 tciGetImportedModules ................................................................................................................... 49

7.3.1.1.3 tciGetModuleParameters ................................................................................................................. 49

7.3.1.1.4 tciGetTestCases ............................................................................................................................... 49

7.3.1.1.5 tciGetTestCaseParameters ............................................................................................................... 49

7.3.1.1.6 tciGetTestCaseTSI ........................................................................................................................... 49

7.3.1.1.7 tciStartTestCase ............................................................................................................................... 50

7.3.1.1.8 tciStopTestCase ............................................................................................................................... 50

7.3.1.1.9 tciStartControl ................................................................................................................................. 50

7.3.1.1.10 tciStopControl ................................................................................................................................. 50

7.3.1.1.11 tciGetControlParameters ................................................................................................................. 51

7.3.1.1.12 tciStartControlWithParameters ........................................................................................................ 51

7.3.1.2 TCI-TM provided .................................................................................................................................. 51

7.3.1.2.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 51

7.3.1.2.1 tciTestCaseStarted ........................................................................................................................... 51

7.3.1.2.2 tciTestCaseTerminated .................................................................................................................... 52

7.3.1.2.3 tciControlTerminated ...................................................................................................................... 52

7.3.1.2.4 tciGetModulePar.............................................................................................................................. 52

7.3.1.2.5 tciLog .............................................................................................................................................. 52

7.3.1.2.6 tciError............................................................................................................................................. 53

7.3.1.2.7 tciControlTerminatedWithResult .................................................................................................... 53

7.3.2 The TCI-CD interface ................................................................................................................................. 53

7.3.2.0 Scope of use .......................................................................................................................................... 53

7.3.2.1 TCI-CD required ................................................................................................................................... 54

7.3.2.1.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 54

7.3.2.1.1 getTypeForName ............................................................................................................................. 54

7.3.2.1.2 getInteger ......................................................................................................................................... 54

7.3.2.1.3 getFloat ............................................................................................................................................ 54

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7.3.2.1.4 getBoolean ....................................................................................................................................... 54

7.3.2.1.5 Void ................................................................................................................................................. 55

7.3.2.1.6 getCharstring ................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.1.7 getUniversalCharstring .................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.1.8 getHexstring .................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.1.9 getBitstring ...................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.1.10 getOctetstring .................................................................................................................................. 55

7.3.2.1.11 getVerdict ........................................................................................................................................ 55

7.3.2.1.12 tciErrorReq ...................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.2 TCI-CD provided .................................................................................................................................. 55

7.3.2.2.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 55

7.3.2.2.1 decode .............................................................................................................................................. 56

7.3.2.2.2 encode .............................................................................................................................................. 56

7.3.2.2.3 decodeValue .................................................................................................................................... 56

7.3.2.2.4 encodeValue .................................................................................................................................... 57

7.3.3 The TCI-CH interface ................................................................................................................................. 57

7.3.3.0 Scope of use .......................................................................................................................................... 57

7.3.3.1 TCI-CH required ................................................................................................................................... 58

7.3.3.1.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 58

7.3.3.1.1 tciEnqueueMsgConnected ............................................................................................................... 58

7.3.3.1.2 tciEnqueueCallConnected ............................................................................................................... 58

7.3.3.1.3 tciEnqueueReplyConnected ............................................................................................................. 59

7.3.3.1.4 tciEnqueueRaiseConnected ............................................................................................................. 59

7.3.3.1.5 tciCreateTestComponent ................................................................................................................. 59

7.3.3.1.6 tciStartTestComponent .................................................................................................................... 60

7.3.3.1.7 tciStopTestComponent .................................................................................................................... 60

7.3.3.1.8 tciConnect ........................................................................................................................................ 60

7.3.3.1.9 tciDisconnect ................................................................................................................................... 60

7.3.3.1.10 tciMap .............................................................................................................................................. 61

7.3.3.1.11 tciMapParam ................................................................................................................................... 61

7.3.3.1.12 tciUnmap ......................................................................................................................................... 61

7.3.3.1.13 tciUnmapParam ............................................................................................................................... 61

7.3.3.1.14 tciTestComponentTerminated ......................................................................................................... 62

7.3.3.1.15 tciTestComponentRunning .............................................................................................................. 62

7.3.3.1.16 tciTestComponentDone ................................................................................................................... 62

7.3.3.1.17 tciGetMTC ....................................................................................................................................... 62

7.3.3.1.18 tciExecuteTestCase .......................................................................................................................... 63

7.3.3.1.19 tciReset ............................................................................................................................................ 63

7.3.3.1.20 tciKillTestComponent ..................................................................................................................... 63

7.3.3.1.21 tciTestComponentAlive ................................................................................................................... 63

7.3.3.1.22 tciTestComponentKilled .................................................................................................................. 64

7.3.3.1.23 tciCallTestComponent ..................................................................................................................... 64

7.3.3.1.24 tciTestComponentCallTerminated ................................................................................................... 64

7.3.3.2 TCI-CH provided .................................................................................................................................. 65

7.3.3.2.0 Scope of use ..................................................................................................................................... 65

7.3.3.2.1 tciSendConnected ............................................................................................................................ 65

7.3.3.2.2 tciSendConnectedBC ....................................................................................................................... 65

7.3.3.2.3 tciSendConnectedMC ...................................................................................................................... 65

7.3.3.2.4 tciCallConnected ............................................................................................................................. 66

7.3.3.2.5 tciCallConnectedBC ........................................................................................................................ 66

7.3.3.2.6 tciCallConnectedMC ...........................................................................................................

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