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vjovanov
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Naming convention
      #303381 - 06/15/06 03:37 AM

Hi,

we're having trouble finding the way to give our Test Cases and Test Scripts appropriate names.
Test Script contains 1 or more Test Cases which are independent, but still connected by leading to script's goal. Test Script usually represents customer's steps (usability testing). Test Case represents one particular action (such as opening of application or creating new customer).
Our software is complex and contains more than 10 applications. We also have more than 10 clients who have different 'package' of our software. 'Package' is a sum of applications clients buy, usually different among clients.
Our main problem is how to organize these T.Cases and Scripts in order to browse through them more easily in the future.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions.


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darkage
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Re: Naming convention
      #303382 - 06/15/06 11:39 PM

Vjovanov,

Altough it totally depends on teh organization to have standards, I'll try to help you:

1. For test Cases, you may have a name beginning with TC & for Test Scripts, TS.
2. You may also think of giving specific numbers to different types of testing, e.g., Functional test cases may begin with 3000, integration tests 4000 and so on.
3. Finally, you may keep them application & module wise. That is, for application number 1, the test case name would be:

TC_App1_3000 for first functional test case of application 1.

Just a wild idea, hope it may help!

Best of Luck!

[ 06-19-2006, 01:38 AM: Message edited by: rajesh_mathur ]


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reeavees79
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Re: Naming convention
      #303383 - 06/16/06 04:00 AM

are you maintaing the test cases and scripts separately for every client.

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vjovanov
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Re: Naming convention
      #303384 - 06/19/06 01:13 AM

Rajesh, thanks very much. Your proposition has been very helpful and I will have it in mind when starting with organizing our test documents.

Reeavees,
I have to find a way to use same cases/scripts for different clients where possible. Problem is that same applications usually differ among clients (different buttons, extra features etc.).
If you have anything to add, please shout! [Smile]

Thanks!

Vesna


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DebashishC
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Re: Naming convention
      #303385 - 06/27/06 03:24 AM

Here's what I think :

You need to inject some kind of hierarchy into the test-script/case organization, based on your daily usage pattern, since that is what will benefit you most.

First, you need to decide how to organize the test scripts - do you want to organize them by clients ? E.g. :
FOLDER : TestPkg_Client1
Within this, you can have the applicable tests :
App1_TS100_TC1
App1_TS100_TC2
and
App2_TS100_TC1
App2_TS100_TC2
and so on...
This helps you to organize tests by functionalities requested by a client, and it makes designing regression tests (or on-demand tests) easier !


On the other hand, you might want to organize tests at a higher level by functionality/application (rather than by client as in the prev. example) :
FOLDER : TestPkg_Appl1
Within this, you can have the applicable tests :
Client1_TS100_TC1
Client1_TS100_TC2
and so on...

A thumbrule that I have followed (and that has helped me !) is to identify the daily usage pattern (as well long term goals), BEFORE I use/develop naming conventions or folder structures. It automatically gives you clarity on how you want to proceed.

Hope its of some help !


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AKK
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Reged: 06/23/06
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Loc: Hyderabad
Re: Naming convention
      #303386 - 06/29/06 03:53 AM

Hy all,
During my experience in writing Test Cases i came to know that the test case should not end with a fullstop.
Though it might seem to be a silly thing but it is a good practice.
Any one who has such experiences like this can share in this forum which is very encouraging.
Thanks to the Moderators.
regards
Arun


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darkage
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Re: Naming convention
      #303387 - 06/29/06 04:02 AM

Arun,

I really did not understand what do you want to say and what is the rational behind that. How does it help Vesna in the naming convention?


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AKK
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Reged: 06/23/06
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Re: Naming convention
      #303388 - 06/29/06 04:27 AM

Hy All,
Here are few tips in writng and testing the Test cases:
A) Date format
1. All dates must be in format MMM/DD/YYYY
2. Date format should be similar across all the forms
3. Date format of the message should be same as date format of the field.
4. Check for dates beyond year 2000.


B) Screen Layout Standards
Depending on the environment, the following norms for screen layout could be adopted where applicable:
1. Field label-naming conventions:
 Hungarian notation could be followed
 Each label could be terminated by a ':’.
 All labels could be aligned right.
 Acronyms and abbreviations could be in capital letters.
2. All fields could be aligned left.
3. All Number fields format alignment could be right and other fields’ format alignment could be left.

Regards
Arun


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Joe Strazzere
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Re: Naming convention
      #303389 - 06/29/06 05:03 AM

Arun,

Did you read the original post?

It started this way:
"we're having trouble finding the way to give our Test Cases and Test Scripts appropriate names"


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AKK
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Reged: 06/23/06
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Re: Naming convention
      #303390 - 06/29/06 05:18 AM

Sorry Joe for deviating from the point of Discussion

Arun


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G Evans
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Re: Naming convention
      #303391 - 06/29/06 06:47 AM

quote:
Originally posted by Arun Kumar Kodicherla:
Hy All,
Here are few tips in writng and testing the Test cases:
A) Date format
1. All dates must be in format MMM/DD/YYYY

Not if you're using UK date format they shouldn't!!

Regards


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