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Feature request: adding testsuite to testplans


#1

Hello,
This is a two part request

  1. allow users to add testplans without forcing them to select a testsuite. A lot of time, we don’t really have the appropriate test suite and we are just in planning phase. Creating a framework by just adding empty testplans is fairly common. Once the team agrees with the skeleton test plans, we then work on adding tests/testsuites to the plan.

  2. permission control for adding testplan and suites. Assuming that #1 is implemented, it then becomes important to control who can add/delete testplans vs add/delete testsuites to testplans. Allowing this level of control in the roles would be great.

Thanks

Ali


#2

Hello Ali,

Thanks for your posting. I’ve added both requests to our feature request list. The first one should be quite easy to add and I can see why this may be useful in some situations. The second request should already be covered via the add/edit permissions for test plans/runs (as you can’t change runs/suites in plans if you can’t add/edit the plan itself). Or would you like to see a more fine-grained permission system in this case?

Regards,
Tobias


#3

Hi Dennis,
My second request is somewhat different. Let me describe
I have two roles

  1. qa managers - people in this role can define test plans and can add/remove test suites to this testplan.

  2. QA tester - they cannot add a testplan. However, they should be allowed to add/edit testsuites in a testplan.

The idea is to restrict who can create a testplan. We like to keep this activity confined to qa managers and product managers who can define very high level what test plans we need for a release. Once this is done, qa engineers can fill in these empty test plans by ‘adding’ testsuite.

so if there is a new permission setting ‘add suites to testplans’, it would address my concern.

Hope this helps

Ali


#4

Hello Ali,

Thanks for the explanation. I’ve added this is a feature request, thank you. I would suggest solving this organizationally for now by giving everyone permissions to add/edit test runs/plans so that edits are possible. Limiting the adding of test plans to managers could then be solved organizationally.

Regards,
Tobias