We will be conductions tests covering activities on multiple locations (where various equipment and solutions shall be tested by a large number of operational users) during on test session, and hence it is very important that we are able to provide testers and observers with proper material.
Hoping that you can give some advice on the below…
Need for extra columns on the step/expeted result section
During the test itself the majority of observers will nit have online access to TestRail, hence they need to document otherwise. I had thought that the best would be to provide them with a paper copy og the test scripts, where they could note down the observed results. If we were to provide this in excel form we would add addition columns to provide the following info per step (not only on the case level)
- Main responsible role (since multiple roles may be involved)
- Location id/information
- Involved equipment
… and also columns where the tester/observer could note down
- Ok/Not ok
As far as I can see it is not possible to add columns to the steps field, this would have solved the challenge
- Is there any way of achieving this?
Printing the testplan
When I print the test plan on detailed level, a lot of the first page is taken by the statistics (passed/retest etc) and the header fields (status/type/priority/Estimate. This causes a lot of extra paper, when we have a high number of test cases this makes it more difficult to «navigate» on-site
- Is there any way of hiding this at printout time?
Exporting to excel with national characters
If instead of defining additional column as above, we might have to export to excel and format this before printing (kind of cumbersome since this will have to be done manually for a large number of test plans)
When exporting to excel, the Norwegian special characters are not appearing readable, albeit we have set the national character set.
- What can be the reason for this, and how to correct?
Exporting to excel with one step per row
Also when I export to excel , as steps are concatenated into one cell - this does not work well when printing since we nee to have one step and expected result aligned on the same row for tests/observers to note their feedback with a pen.
I have tried the CSV export as well, but aligning this to a printed form that gives a good structure seems difficult.
One alternative (not preferred) is to have one step only per testcase, another (not preferred either) is to have all test cases formatted outside TestRail and just referred to.
- Any proposals here?