Month: December 2012

Using Test Parameters with Quality Center

December 31, 2012
Scaling up your test cases effectively usually involves the practice of parametrization. That is, the concept of having one testcase and then feeding in parameter values to create variations of the test case at run time. So essentially you have the same testcase which you execute repeatedly with different data values. Defining parameters in Quality Center is done at the step level where each step is fed parameter values from a grid of values. Each value having a default value, a description and order information associated with it. In this session we look at defining, adding and assigning values to params that are used when executing a run. As with other test management tools there are a number of key...
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Tracking Configurations and Releases with Quality Center

An important part of our Quality Center test management process is tracking which releases and configurations our test cases are executed against. So for example, when we run a test we should record the fact that it was executed on Windows XP with IE9 and executed against version 1 build xyz of the product we're developing. What we're looking at in this session is, firstly defining a release/cycle and linking test sets and runs. Then we look at how we can factor in and link configurations into these runs in various different ways. With Quality Center we define releases at the top level. These releases track a group of changes we might be making to a product under development. We...
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