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bronner
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Registered: ‎02-01-2011
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Tracking defects and Call to test feature in test cases

HP Quality Centre 10

 

Our QA group is attempting to create test case structure by component as well as workflow test cases. Component tests and Workflow tests exist in seperate folders in the Test Plan area.

 

Under the specific component folder we have created isolated component tests. In a seperate folder we are creating workflow tests. Within a workflow test we are using the 'Call to Test' feature to insert the various component steps required to complete the workflow.

 

During a test cycle, in a test set....If a test case from the component's test set folder is run and fails, is there a way that the logged defect against the failed component test case will appear as a fail against the instance of the test in the workflow test set? This way the tester already knows a defect exists against a particular test that will prevent them from completing the workflow test case.

 

Suggestions welcome for another way we could possibly track defects in this manner to mitigate running an already failed test .

 

cheers

 

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Daniel_3
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Registered: ‎04-08-2010
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Re: Tracking defects and Call to test feature in test cases

Hi bronner,

The defects reported during an execution of a test instance are linked to the Run created by the execution. If you need to link the calling test or the called test (you name them workflow and component but it is preferable to avoid those terms because they refer to other things in QC and this can be really confusing), You can do it from the Test plan module by selecting the relevant test and in the "Linked Defects" tab, link an existing defects (in this case, the ones linked to the Run).

Regards, 

Daniel

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prashaants
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Registered: ‎05-04-2011
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Re: Tracking defects and Call to test feature in test cases

Hi,

 

I am facing the same issue where I cannot track defects related to test cases. Did you find any solution or help? It would be really great if you can share it.

 

Thanks,

 

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smith-57
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Re: Tracking defects and Call to test feature in test cases

There appears to be a related and even bigger problem here.  If your child test cases are traced to requirements, those requirements show a "No Run" status when you view the associated test cases.  This makes it appear that many requirements have not had test cases executed against them, even when they have.  Does anyone know how to get the status of individual steps in the master test case to reflect to the associated child test cases?  Anyone in this same boat will fail a SOx audit so I'm assuming someone has a solution out there.

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