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Is there a way to have "nested" Test Configurations in QC 11 / ALM?

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Is there a way to have "nested" Test Configurations in QC 11 / ALM?

Does ALM / QC allow nested Test Configurations or a similar setup?

 

For example, I want to setup test cases with test configurations for different browsers and user roles for which the application will be tested. In the scenarios, each user role needs to be tested in each browser.

 

Say, Browsers: IE9, Firefox, Chrome

User Roles: Free User, Paid User

 

Under IE9 --> test Free User and Paid User configurations

Under IE10 --> test Free User and Paid User configurations

Under Chrome....and so on?

 

1. Is there a way to setup Test Configurations to support this

 

OR

 

2. Is this the only way --> I simply have separate test sets for each browser (with the same test cases copied over and over) and have the user roles setup as test configurations?

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Re: Is there a way to have "nested" Test Configurations in QC 11 / ALM?

There is no concept of nesting Test Configurations. But you could parameterize the tests, so for example user roles could be parameter values. Or you could use your second approach. Which way you should choose depends on the circumstances.

 

My guess is the number of browsers may vary over time, but your user roles will be fairly stable. So from a maintenance point of view I would say the second approach seems most adequate.

Jan Czajkowski

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Re: Is there a way to have "nested" Test Configurations in QC 11 / ALM?

There is no concept of nesting Test Configurations. But you could parameterize the tests, so for example user roles could be parameter values. Or you could use your second approach. Which way you should choose depends on the circumstances.

 

My guess is the number of browsers may vary over time, but your user roles will be fairly stable. So from a maintenance point of view I would say the second approach seems most adequate.

Jan Czajkowski

[Please do not contact me off line for receiving support. Use the forum!]
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Re: Is there a way to have "nested" Test Configurations in QC 11 / ALM?

Thank you for your reply.