Manage Test Case Results

A test case result is a record of the outcome of a test case. Teams often execute a test case multiple times during the development cycle with the goal of getting the test case to a passing state . You can track and document test case results with the Test Case Result Summary and Detail pages.

Managing test case results includes the following:

Notes:
  • Your ability to record a test case result is based upon the user permissions you have been assigned for the project or workspace . Your display will also vary based on these permissions .
  • The Quality, Test Cases summary page is only available to subscriptions that have the CA Agile Central Quality Manager module enabled.
  • Test case results cannot be recovered from the Recycle Bin after deletion.

Create a New Test Case Result

Your team is better able to track the state of a test case if you always use the Test Case Result detail page, which is associated with a specific test case, to create new test case results. We, therefore, recommend that you follow the best practice of creating test case results only on the Test Case Result detail page that is associated with the specific test case on which you are working.

Use the Test Case Result Summary page for viewing, editing, and deleting existing test case results.

Follow these steps:
  1. Select Quality, Test Cases.
  2. On the Test Cases summary page, select the hyperlinked name of a test case.
  3. On the Test Case Results detail page, select the Results icon and then select + Result.
  4. On the Create Test Case Result editor, complete the fields as necessary.
  5. Select Create or Create + New.

Test Case Result Fields

The following fields are available to help you describe or add detail to a test case result. You can set these field values when creating or editing a test case result.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*) on the full screen editor.

Field Description
Build Enter the number of the build that was tested.
Verdict Select the value that represents the result of your test execution: Pass, Fail, Inconclusive, Blocked, or Error.
Duration Enter the amount of time in minutes that it took to execute the test case. This information is helpful in managing and planning your testing resources.
Test Set If applicable, specify the test set the result is associated with. If you access the Test Case Result editor from a test set, this field defaults to that test set.

Edit a Test Case Result

Although, you can edit or delete a test case result from several locations within CA Agile Central, we recommend that you manage thisĀ this work from the Test Cases Summary page.

Follow these steps:
  1. Select Quality, Test Cases.
  2. Select Expand All (+) to display test case results.
  3. On the Test Case Results page, select the test case result that you want to edit by selecting the Build name.
  4. On the Edit Test Case Results editor, complete your edits.
  5. Select Save or select Save & Close.

If multiple users edit the same defect at the same time, the first user to make and save their changes will have their changes saved. When subsequent users make their changes to the same defect and then attempt to save those changes, they are presented with the option to Review my changes or Overwrite with my version.

If you select Overwrite with my version, your changes are saved and the other users' changes are overwritten. If there are attachments added or edited, Overwrite with my version will save both users' changes, as well as apply deletions.

Delete a Test Case ResultĀ 

When you delete a test case result, it is permanent. You cannot recover deleted test case results from the Recycle Bin.

Follow these steps:
  1. Select Quality, Test Cases.
  2. Select Expand All (+) to display test case results.
  3. Optionally, you can filter and view the test case results by ID number, Type, Priority, Owner , Method, or Last Verdict .
  4. On the Test Case Results page, select the test case result that you want to edit by selecting the Build name.
  5. Select the Delete icon Trashcan icon next to the test case result you want to delete.
  6. On the confirmation message, select OK.

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