I created a trial account, and have been trying to out to figure out how to use it. I have several questions on the workflow/terminology, and would appreciate any help.
- I created a project
- went to project’s dashboard->Overview
Question- at this point the workflow in not clear. On the Overview I see “Add Milestone” and “Add Test Run” buttons. ???!!? I do not have test cases so what does it mean to add either of these at this point? I just have a shell project now.
decided to click on the tab ‘Test Runs and Results’
I see a button on the left "Add Test Run’, and 2 buttons on the right ‘Add Test Run’ and ‘Add Test Plan’
Again, what is the user to do here with just a shell project being created?
decided to click on the tab ‘Test Cases’ - see two buttons ‘Add Section’ and ‘Add Test Case’.
Question- I have seen many references to ‘Test Suites’- I have gone thru the entire UI, but do not see any "Test Suite’ any where! Am I missing something? Very confusing.
added couple of ‘sections’ and some test cases inside these sections. Still do not see any ‘Test Suite’.
on the tab ’ Test Runs and Results’, clicked on the button ‘Add Test Plan’ and created one.
back on the Overview tab, I now see this "Test Plan’ listed under “Test Runs”. It is also listed under “Activity” section as a “Test Plan”. Very, very confusing! Is TestPlan==TestRun? I have read posts where you say a TestPlan is a set of Test Runs.
on the above tab, I also created a Test Run. I see this listed both on the Overview and also on the ‘Test Runs and Results’ tab.
So, this last tab lists both Test Plans and Test Runs - confusing.
Is the TestRun I created a stand-alone “Test Run” associated with the project, and not a part of any “Test Plan”? So, I can have both “Test Plan” and “Test Run” inside a project, and unrelated to each other?
- next I added the Test Run to the Test Plan. Now, does the Test Run “belong” to the Test Plan?? Can the Test Run be “executed” independent of a Test Plan??
I am also not clear on “running a test plan or test run”? Is there a “Start Test Run” or “Start Test Plan” button/concept? Where do I see this? I see a “Rerun” option at the top right when I click on a TestRun or TestPlan. When do these “test runs” start running? The moment I create them? Can I pause/stop these runs?
Many more questions, but will post them separately.
Thanks in advance for any clarifications.