I can create a Test Plan in Microsoft Test Manager. In that plan, I can add Test Cases and execute them.

My issue is that whn someone gives me a Test Case number (ID), it is not possible for me to know in which Test Plan it was executed and if it passed the tests or not. Is there a way, to either :

  • Know in which Test Plan the Test Case was executed
  • Know the results of the last execution of the Test Case

I'm new to MTM and looking online didn't help me much as I seem to be the only one wondering about this (probably because there is an obvious solution)

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This isn't possible without some serious messing around with the TFS API right now.

Part of the problem is that internally test cases are stored as work items where test plans and test results are stored in completely different parts of the system with complex relationship structures. As a result, the built in query engine can't access them.

https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/768487/mtm-12-web-feedback-allow-tester-to-view-multiple-test-plans has a request which is currently on the list of "we'll do this eventually" which would help. You can also join (if you aren't already a member) and add your own request or vote on those that you think would be helpful.

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    @phadaphunk - I know, it's a nuisance. There's a reason I'm building a chunk of extra interfacing by the API to be able to access this kind of data for myself. That takes pretty solid programming, though, and a lot of messing around in places Microsoft would really rather you didn't touch (which is why what I've done so far is kludgy as all get-out).
    – Kate Paulk
    Apr 3, 2014 at 11:10

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  • Yes but that doesnt helP on my issue
    – phadaphunk
    Apr 4, 2014 at 11:28
  • I think that @Anand's answer does explain it. Look at the first item in the Q&A Section: Q: Can I view the recent test results for an individual test case? A: Yes. Select the test case within a test suite and then choose to view the test details pane. See the ensuing screenshot for explanation
    – Sam
    Dec 2, 2014 at 2:54

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