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Who would be administering QC? If it's going to be you, I'd recommend you give it a miss for now. I don't think it's particularly suited to small teams, or Agile teams: it's aimed at large companies, with waterfall development methodologies, and pretty much the whole design is aimed at that - you might find yourself having to swim against the current a lot ...


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HP Quality Centre is a product that has been around for ages. I haven't used the product in anger for a few years, but I don't think that it is particularly tied to any methodology. HP's tools are generally pitched at the non-techical tester with record and playback and step-by-step test execution, especially now as WinRunner is now end of life. As someone ...


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You might want to look at QAComplete or ALMComplete by Smartbear. We implemented it a little over a year ago for a team of 10 and are quite happy with our choice. We purchased the SaaS, cloud hosted version and were up and working with in almost immediately. I've used QC at a past job and found it to be too big too expensive and an administrative drain to ...


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I don't use QC, but I've run across other apps that won't accept formatted text (or more often, there's something in the formatting they don't like, so they reject the entire paste command). I run a utility called PureText that enables me to paste the plain-text version of any clipboard text with a single keystroke (I use Win-v). It saves me from the ...


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At work we are using the HP QC. It is a very powerful tool but I would use it only for really big projects. I think that it is not suitable for small/media projects. The projects I am working has 17 teams and more than 160 people and this tool is a corporate decision and not the result of an analysis of which tools are available.


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I believe QC does not have any way to update test results of multiple test cases all at once. The fastest way to update multiple tests is the following: Just update one test as passed (Make sure you are in grid view) Now click on that "passed" cell and it should get highlighted. Now just keep repeating the remaining steps copy (cntr +c) duh now hit down ...


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We use a "check-in date" (estimated completion date) after the bug is understood and we start working on the fix to estimate when the work will be done. But we use the actual date the bug is opened until it is resolved to help us track progress against bugs and work items. In burn down charts, or glideslope graphs we track the number of active issues (bugs ...


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After doing a few such evaluations myself in the last couple of years I can share my experience. The two top tools found were QAComplete from SmartBear and QMetry. They both have strengths and weaknesses so depends on your specific requirements one of them would suit your team more. For a single tool environment (so requirements and defects managed in the ...


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As I know there is no possibility with the built-in GUI filter function as all filter conditions are combined with AND. But you can help yourself with Excel reports and writing your own SQL statements. This is very helpful, especially if you like to do something more sophisticated like metrics. A very minimalistic example would be following. It selects all ...


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Yup, when I extracted data on reported bugs (or defects in QC/ALM), the BUG table is where I ran my queries on. Just to check, you can preview your query results when using the Query Builder, or just go right on ahead and generate the report. Then you can compare the content of the BUG table against what you're finding in the Defects module.


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One of the good way of use : QC is strong to trace and show what it really append in the project. If you need to change the status of a lot of test (with step), normally you must execute (like real time) the run of all your test and put the right status (like this you can challenge the real duration of your test) and QC will trace the status of your step. ...


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In QC/ALM Test Plan and Test Lab are completely different. Tests are generated in test plan. Scripts are not executed from this location. This is where they are stored. Tests are run out of Test Lab. You map the test lab suites to pull the tests from test plan. The execution status is tracked in the lab. You can't change that status in plan. You ...


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This is how I do it: Login to Quality Center. Click Test Lab/Test Plan/Wherever you keep your test cases. After creating the test set, configure the columns to display in the desired order. Right click within the Test Set list and select Export > All. Name the Export file and click save. Exporting a test set is a lot easier than exporting from the test ...


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If you're thinking about agile and selenium, forget about Quality Center. This is not going to fit your needs, to do that you would have to acquire other add-ons that costs more than QTP and QC together. If you need flexibility and agility go for Jira or Mingle, QC is a really closed system and makes use of ActiveX controls, nobody uses that anymore.


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Another alternative could be XStudio. It is a free tool and comes with desktop (standalone) version and online version. We are using this tool in our organization for smaller projects (teams of 3-4 people) and it is satisfying our requirements. Few of the features that I liked most and are comparative to HP: Can be integrated with third party defects ...


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Turns out this was easily done using the LINKS table - here's an example of query to retrieve all the RUNS a bug is associated with: SELECT DISTINCT LN_BUG_ID as BugId, LN_ENTITY_ID AS EntityId FROM td.LINK WHERE LN_ENTITY_TYPE = 'RUN' UNION SELECT LN_BUG_ID, ST_RUN_ID FROM td.LINK INNER JOIN td.STEP ON LINK.LN_ENTITY_ID = STEP.ST_ID WHERE LN_ENTITY_TYPE = ...


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Are you looking for tests in Test Lab or Test Plan? (The title of this question is different from description)? You should click on Filter button and define a filter by Subject field. There is a dialog box to select proper subject from tree, but you can also tipe it manually in the way like ^Subject\Folder\Subfolder^ In Test Lab you can do the same but ...


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Select all the tests in Grid view and Click RUN. Once after manual run window (new pop up like window opens) Press Ctrl+R then Ctrl+Alt+A and Ctrl+Q This will Pass all test steps of one test case. One by one all test cases will open in the similar fashion and repeat the above 3 steps. So far I found this is the easiest way in QC. If you can code a small ...


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Not sure about open source code. But I tried something similar using QC OTA API with Excel. But to use this, your machine need to have QC Client installed and then take a reference to QC Object using OTA in Excel VBA Project.


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Yes, it is possible to do this. Within the Analysis View, go to "New Excel Report". Excel reports are the most flexible feature of the Analysis View, because they allow you to write SQL queries against the ALM database to extract any detail you want, at any level of summary. You can then use Microsoft Excel itself to generate charts (if you desire) or pivot ...


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Since you tagged this question with Quality-Center I am going to assume that you mean a Call to Test as in the example test case below which has several steps that are calls to other Tests. There is no straight forward way to do this. However, you have either access to the database or a version of Quality Center which has the Dashboard you can query the ...


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If you have administrative access to Quality Center then you can add a custom field in the following location Customize Project Entities--> Run --> User Field You can select field type as 'Lookup list' and then select appropriate list in the dropdown below. Whenever any tester runs any test case, this additional field will be displayed to him and he can ...


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The following steps may help to get QC working in IE9 with Windows 7. Not quite the same environment, but its worth a shot. Adjust your user account control settings to 'Never notify'. This requires a reboot. Disable any proxy account settings that you may have configured in Internet Options. Try installing the QC explorer app. It is a tool that HP ...


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I worked with Test Director (QC predecessor) in more than one place as bug tracking tool, the price was so high that even a medium, profitable company couldn't (or didn't want to) buy more than few licenses and only the basic modules making the work very cumbersome. From my little experience it is very flexible, stable and easy to use by non code writers, ...


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The curl man page says you need to use "-X PUT" to issue a PUT request.


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It's difficult to answer this question as each Q.C. installation uses different settings, but my approach would be to check that I have no active filters in Test Lab, after that I would make sure that I can see ALL columns in the Execution Grid. My final thing to check is that when I click on Select Tests button the Test Plan Tree listview is visible and ...


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Srihari... I'm also relatively new to QC. With regard to querying the QC DB, mostly I retrieve BUG data, and learned primarily through trial and error in the Dashboard module. Initially, I didn't know which columns to include so I just did a query to select * from BUG where bg_bug_id = <some bug ID I had logged> Essentially, my base query on BUG is ...


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What operating system are you using? If it is *nix, you could use html2text.


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if you use Quality Center 10, you can use the Excel report in the Dashboard to get your information. The following query will give you the count of test instance in the TestLab. Thus 0 means the test case in TestPlan is not linked to any test instance/TestSet in TestLab. SELECT tb1.ts_name as "TestCase Name" , count(tb3.cy_cycle) as "CountInstance" ...


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Enterprise Tester has already been mentioned above, but I would agree that it is well worth a look. Disclosure: I work for the company that develop it. We frequently get compared to Quality Center from a functionality perspective, but differ around cost, frequency of release (we release new features every 2-3 months), and the way we engage with our ...



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