Testmanagement with the Test Suite in Solution Manager 7.2 – Part 2

An introduction to the operation of the Solution Manager 7.2 Test Suite - Create test plans, test packages and test sequences

In our last blog we explained how to get to the Solution Manager 7.2 Test Suite and how to create manual test cases. Based on this, we want to show you in this blog how a test plan, a test package and a test sequence are created.

HOW TO CREATE A NEW TEST PLAN?

To create a test plan, you navigate to Test Plan Management in the Test Suite and access the test plan overview. From there you choose Create from the Test Plan dropdown list.

A pop-up window opens in which you can create a test plan. In the first tab General Data and the second tab Settings all mandatory fields have to be filled in.

After filling in all mandatory fields, you can switch to the Test Case Selection tab and select all required test cases. When a branch is selected, all test cases below this branch are automatically selected.

Note: If a test plan has the status “released for testing”, it is not possible to select test cases.

In the Test Case Selection you have some additional options. Under (1) in the bottom screenshot you can select the option to mark everything. The two arrows below (2) allow you to expand or collapse all branches under a point in the tree, and under (3) is the Apply Filter button to specify filters.

If you have clicked on Apply Filter, another window opens in which you get a selection of filters. There are filters that can be specified by the user via certain values, for such filters you can add a new criterion by clicking on the “+” or remove a criterion via the “-“. On the other hand, filters are also offered where you can select the criteria using checkboxes. If you want to reset the filters completely, there is a Reset button at the top of the screen to do this.

EXAMPLE: FILTERING
  1. First of all, the priority filter is very high:
    The filter can now be extended by a second one. This filters all test cases with the name “This is my test case”:
    The result looks like this at the end:
  2. It is also possible to filter for the keywords assigned to a test case. To do this, you need to open the window that opens with Apply Filter and switch to the Solution Documentation tab. A new filter criterion for keywords can then be created in the tab. To do this, choose Keywords (test document,…) in the Name column and the following columns must also be filled in. The Group column can also remain empty.

Now the test plan can be saved. Afterwards test packages and test sequences can be created and assigned to testers.

Note: Please note that the test plan overview is not updated automatically after a change. The overview can be updated by clicking on Refresh in the lower right corner of the overview.

HOW ARE TEST PACKAGES CREATED?

After a test plan has been created and saved and the edit mode is no longer active, you can click Create on the Test Packages tab in the test plan. Then the window, in which the test package can be created, opens. The first step is to fill in the mandatory fields on the General Data tab.

On the Test Case Selection tab, you can select the test cases to be included in the package. The options for helping to select test cases are the same as those of the test plans.

At last, the testers can be assigned to the test cases by clicking on the tab Assign Tester and selecting a tester. The test package can then be saved.

Note: If a test plan has the status “released for testing”, it is not possible to create test packages.

HOW ARE TEST SEQUENCES CREATED?

After the test plan has been saved and the edit mode is no longer active, you can click on Create in the Test Sequences tab of the test plan. A new window opens in which you can create the test sequence. In order to do this, the mandatory fields must also be filled in first on the tab General data.

On the Test Sequence tab, you can select the test cases to be included in a sequence and specify their sequence in the Test Case Sequence section. The order in which the test cases are executed is determined by their position. The test case at the top is the first to be executed. This is followed by the underlying test case. The test case at the very bottom is therefore executed last.

Finally, test packages can also be created from within the test sequence or assigned to it and a sequence for their execution can be defined.

Note: If a test plan has the status “released for testing”, it is not possible to create test packages.

In our next blog we will talk about the execution of manual and automated test cases and the creation of defects.

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