I have a project in QC 9.2 with a very complex test set configuration, and hundreds of attachments. They needed a new project for 2011, and since they wanted to keep the existing folder structure, they were hoping to copy everything over from the old project.
That has been done, but all of the attachemnts are still there. I manually deleted the attachments off of the server, but unfortunately QC still thinks that they exist. When I double click the "attachment" in QC, I get a "file not found" error (obviously).
I want to update my project so that it no longer thinks that the attachments exist. Due to the size of the project, I need to be able to do this in one fell swoop.
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Re: Remove all attachements and traces from project
I don't see any option to copy a project without the attachments.
To clean up the project you copied, you can :
1. Delete entries from the CROS_REF table.
2. Update entries in other tables, such as the TS_ATTACHMENT column of the TEST table, so that QC does not look for any attachment for those entities (more precisely, so that QC does not display the green paper clips). I let you search the DB structure to find out all the columns you need to update in that way as you did not say which entities you copied.
That being said, attachments usually are important as they can detail a test, a step or a defect. You may want to reconsider your position about deleting them all.
Also, you may know that QC11 (or ALM11) has a new strategy for attachments storage, which aims at occupying much less space on the QC server.