Moving / Copying test cases from one project to another with different User Fields
Does anyone have best practice or what needs to be done when you copy or merge test cases from one project to another and the 2 projects have different user defined fields?
What can you do to map the fields while copying or clean up the fields (switch them) after the copying?
Best Practice would be to use project templates so that this doesn't happen ;-)
The easiest workaround would be to create placeholder/dummy fields so that the projects "match" and then remove them afterwards.
Another idea would be to write an OTA tool to do the copy across for you and manipulate/fake values where required.
It would be moderately complicated as you would not be able to use the ISupportCopyPaste interface (you'd hit the same field mismatch problem), so you'd have to crawl through each test and create new ones on the 'other side', rather than copy/pasting them.