Link test results of test cases used as precondition in other test cases RRS feed

  • Question

  • Context: 

    We test a product in stage A -> with 7 test steps. 
    We test a product to move from stage A to B -> 5 test steps
    We test a report, reporting on products in stage B -> 3 test steps

    Every test case is approached as individual. That means that for testing the move to stage B, the test steps of Product in Stage A are included. We can: 

    - Make use of shared steps

    - Add a test step: precondition and link the test case of Stage A

    If we want to test the report on stage B, the test case needs to hold test steps to have a product in stage B. We can:

    - Make use of a shared step for Stage B (which already holds a shared step)
    - Add a precondition and link the test case of Stage B

    For execution we did not find a way for efficient linking: 

    1. Could we link the result of the shared step linked? If one passes, in all test cases, those shared steps are set on pass?

    2. Could we make use of a link type to link test cases result to enable the precondition set on pass / a flow for execution ? 

    Thank you in advance! 



    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:35 AM

All replies

  • Hi Sven,

    As far as I know, you can either mark the whole shared sequence as passed or failed, or mark each step separately if you use shared steps.

    Note as the Q&A:

    It’s almost exactly the same in Microsoft Test Manager as in Team Web Access. The buttons look slightly different.

    A video:



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    Friday, June 2, 2017 2:39 AM
  • Hi Jack-Zhai,

    Thanks for your answer..

    But as I do not figure it out well the video, I would like to clarify the open question of Sven:

    Is there a way to mark shared steps to OK across different test cases ( i.e. during execution of shared step in case 1, the shared step in case 2 is also marked as OK automatically)

    Thanks in advance for your help.



    Friday, June 2, 2017 9:07 AM