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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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After doing a few such evaluations myself in the last five years I can share my experience. TL;DR - Go with PractiTest Main reasons for my recommendation: Ease of use Customisability Has all the right/needed features to manage a QA process Integrates well with JIRA and a few other defect trackers Pricing is affordable and it is a very scalable solution - ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 the "development side of the house" is already using TFS, then you would be crazy to consider HPQC. Both HPQC and TFS use per seat licensing, and you will have to pay double. TFS is a true ALM solution that includes source control, developer work item tracking, build support and everything that the developers need to do their jobs, and in the later ...


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Yes, you can do that. For this you need to save your common/shared test steps in a new test case and then change it to a template using 'Mark as Template Test'. Then where ever you need these shared steps, open that test case and in the test step section of that case select the option 'Call to Test' and then select the shared test case template which you ...


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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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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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I'm working on an open source project aiming to structure and industrialize functional testing activities witch is a good alternative to HP Quality Center for small business As part of the project, a new open source tool for test management is beeing developped. We realeased it's last stable version on may ! You can download it on the project site ...


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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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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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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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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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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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You asked about quality, but then you asked about performance, so I assume you are specifically interested in performance. The short answer is no. There are tools that will analyze performance while it is running to tell you which parts of the code are the busiest. Those tools will not tell you whether you are using slow algorithms. And a hot spot is ...


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ReadyAPI/SoapUI Pros GUI based so non-technical members can use it fairly easily Assertions are built in so validations are available for the most part Majority of use cases can be implemented without customizations You can leverage functional tests for load/performance with additional LoadUI license Cons Cost - yearly license fee per user, per ...


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Our shop uses ALM 11.00 (new version of QC) but on the add-in page it specifically says the following Excel versions are supported: Versions supported: Microsoft Excel 2007 and 2010 (32 bit) with HP ALM 11.00. I would uninstall office 2010 and restall it as a 32 bit version. THe 32 bit version works on a 64 bit machine and I'm able to use the excel plugin ...


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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'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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There are 2 plugins: Plugin to export requirements from word document to QC Plugin to export requirements from excel document to QC Once you install these in your machine, you will get options to 'export to QC' when you open the respective application. The pre-requisite is to have a properly formatted document (either word or excel). It will contain ...


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I've answered your question in two parts to give you some flexibility when trying either of these solutions out. To find the number of test cases executed for a period you can use the Live Analysis option from Test Lab. When you add a graph choose the Progress option and accept the defaults this should get you something very quickly. For the second part of ...


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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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