QAComplete: Organizing Tests in Test Library under a folder
In Test Management - > Test library I have a series of folders that divide up my testing effort.
As an example for one feature I have sub directories for UI, Functions, System, Performance and so forth.
But once I get to adding new test cases in a folder, I find it a challenge to organize them properly. In other words, I have test cases that I want to look at and create in a particular order.
As I organize the tests, I like to see the titles show a progression of tests from top to bottom.
One way I've organized my tests is by affixing UC# - to the title.
TW-032 - UC1 Setup of user
TW-032 - UC10 Create new URL
and so forth.
This gets cumbersome when I want to 'insert' a test case between two existing ones.
I also thought about a new field called either "Test Order" or "Use Case". A drop down that could easily be changed.
Obviously when I create the test set, I can pick the order.
But I'm not creating a test set. I'm creating a series of tests that follow a logical path.
And I want to see that path develop in my library as I create the tests.
So, Dear Readers, how do you solve this issue?
Your comments are appreciated.
We have a number of different development teams at my company using the tool and there are a couple of ways I see this done. One way is just as you describe, add some sort of numbering system to the title. You accurately describe the shortcomings of this approach in your post.
The more sophisticated of my users use some combination of custom fields and filtering to drill down. By using a couple of custom fields to get very granular in the taxonomy of the test cases they have reduced their effort in finding a single test case among hundreds. The key to success here is consistency. Everyone on the team is on board with the methods
Thanks for the reply.
I do have a series of custom fields also.
Then I went to the approach I posted.
I still have not seen the solution.
At times I miss the days when my tests where sections in a Word doc and i could simply 'move' them around.
Thank you Troy