Thanks to all who posted a reply on my last post. I have another noob query. I'm currently creating a test case for a newly created module. I'm trying to achieve a test overview wherein the scenarios and the test are in a form of matrix. The reason behind this so that we can easily identify the testing process.
The issue is that there is this dialog box where it would appear multiple times on a given page such as a text box(s) needs a data before proceeding. I created separate scenarios every time the dialog box would appear (e.g. text box 1 = S1 and text box 2 = S2) and then I create separate test cases for each scenarios (e.g. S1 = TC1.0, TC1.1 & S2 = TC2.0, TC2.1)
My queries are:
1. Is this correct?
2. If yes, would it be possible to have both scenarios using the same test case (e.g. S1, S2 = TC1.0,TC1.1)?
The specs indicated that a dialog box would appear if there are any missing fields. Then, an asterisk would appear indicating the missing field.
"Correct" is very much a subjective term here. Is this how your organization usually sets up their test cases? Or are you being charged with creating this type of standard?
The way that I define my test cases is similar. I usually set up a specific functional area and then define additional test cases underneath that. So it might be:
<Name of functional area>-0100
<Name of functional area>-0110
<Name of functional area>-0120
<Name of functional area>-0121
<Name of next functional area>-0200
It's really just how it works for you. If it's organized and you can express that organization then I think you should be fine.
We do something similar. We include numbers for our modules, or functional areas, and then our tests that are included in that module would include the module number along with the test number to create a test case ID. Something like this:
01.0 Module A
01.01 Test 1 of module A
01.02 Test 2 of module A
01.03 Test 3 of module A
02.0 Module B
02.01 Test 1 of module B
02.02 Test 2 of module B