A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, for generating a test code for an automatic procedure is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of presenting a visual representation of a library of executable code objects comprising a plurality of test objects to a user, accepting a selection of a first test object in the visual representation, presenting first test object options defining at least one test parameter, accepting a selection of a first test option, translating the first test option into at least one tag and at least one tag parameter, and storing the tag and the tag parameter in a source file. The article of manufacture comprises a data storage device tangibly embodying instructions to perform the method steps described above. The apparatus comprises computer with suitable program instructions for presenting a visual representation of a library of executable code objects to a user. The library of executable code objects includes a plurality of test object members, each of which define a set of instructions for performing a portion of the test procedure. The computer is also configured to implement a graphical user interface, to accepting a selection of a first test object in the visual representation, to present test options for the selected test object, and to accept a test object option.