Applies to QAComplete 12.31 SaaS & On-Premises, last modified on September 12, 2019

To start working with tests, go to Test Management > Test Library.

Create a test

To create a test, click Add New on the Test Library screen.

Test Library: The Add New button

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On the subsequent Create Test form, describe a new test on the Edit tab. To quickly describe the test using data from recently created test, use auto-fill – select a recent entry in the Auto-fill From Recent drop-down list.

Tip: The required fields are marked with a red asterisk (*).
The Create Test form

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To learn more about each field, see Tests Reference.

Use other tabs to provide the users who will work on this test with additional information (see below).

Once your test is ready, click Save and Close to apply the changes you have made.

The new test will appear on the Test Library screen.

Edit test steps

On the Steps tab of the Create Test and Edit Test forms, add each step and the result you expect to achieve within the test.

To quickly switch between columns, press Tab. New rows appear automatically as you describe the test steps.

On the Test Selection panel to the right, select existing tests to copy their steps (for example, a login routine) to your new test. With drop-down lists, navigate to any other available test in QAComplete.

Note: To move the Test Selection between the right and left edges of the screen, use the drop-down list on the top right corner of the form.
Test Management: The Steps tab

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Click buttons in the Actions column to perform various actions:

  • Click Add Step Below to add a new step.

  • Click and hold Reorder, then drag and drop the step to change the order of the steps.

  • Click Delete Step to remove a step from the list.

Select the Critical check box to flag a step as the one that must pass for the test to pass.

Note: If the critical step fails, the entire test fails.

To apply the changes and return to the Test Library, click Save and Close.

Call other tests

To append another QAComplete test to the test you edit, click Call Test and select the needed test in the subsequent dialog:

Test Management: Call Test dialog

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Use Folder and Filter drop-down lists to navigate through available tests.

Tip: Calling tests works only for tests within the same project.

Once ready, click OK. A test you have marked for calling will appear in the form as a separate test step.

To apply the changes and return to the Test Library, click Save and Close.

A new test will appear on the Test Library screen.

Record exploratory tests

Starting from QAComplete 11.9, use the new Record Exploratory Tests functionality to create new tests in the Test Library.

For more information, see Exploratory Tests.

Parameterize tests

Starting from QAComplete 12.0, use the Parameters to have the ability to provide varying input to your tests, or run test sets using the same set of values.

For more information, see Parameterized Tests.

Edit a test

To perform operations with a specific test, click the Edit button on the row of the needed test.

Test Library: The Edit button

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On the Edit Test form, apply the changes you need to the test: for example, edit the fields describing the test, modify test steps, attach error logs, make some comments, and so on. See below for more information.

  • To apply the changes you have made and return back to the Test Library screen, click Save and Close.

  • To apply the changes you have made and stay in the Edit Test form, click Save.

  • To revert the changes and return back to the Test Library screen, click Cancel.

The Cancel and Save buttons on the Edit Test form

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Delete a test

To delete a test, click Delete on the Edit form, then confirm this action in the subsequent dialog.

Miscellaneous actions

Edit Test form: The Linked Items panel

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To add comments

Switch to the Notes tab and click Add New:

Edit Test: The Notes tab

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To attach files

Switch to the Files tab and do one of the following:

  • Drop the file you need to the panel.

  • Click Choose File and upload a file from your device.

  • Click Add / Link Files and upload the attachment in the subsequent dialog.

Tip: Use commands in the Action column to download, open, or delete attachments.
Edit Test: The Files tab

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To view the history of changes

Switch to the History tab of the Edit form, or switch to the Fast Edit History tab to see changes made to the item as part of a bulk.

To learn more about history of changes, see the corresponding topic.

To review and print an item
  • On the item list screen, click the  Printer Friendly button on the row of the needed item.

—OR—

  • Click  Printer Friendly at the top of the Edit form.

On the review form, QAComplete generates a QR code. Use it to quickly access this item from another device:

Review form: QR code

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To email an item
  • On the item list screen, click the  Email button on the row of the needed item.

—OR—

  • Click  Send Email at the top of the Edit form.

To learn more about the emailing functionality in QAComplete, see Emails.

See Also

Manual Tests
Automated Tests
About Test Library
Test Library

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