Complete Tutorial Mercury Quality Center Part5

Posted on Nov 27 2007 - 9:56am by Raj

Running Tests Manually

When you run a test manually, you follow the test steps and perform operations on your application. You compare the expected results with the actual outcome and record the results. You can execute a test as many times as you want. Test results are stored separately for each run.

Note that you can run both manual and automated tests manually. You can choose to run a single test or run an entire test set.

In the following exercise, you will run the Cruise Booking test.

To run a test manually:

1 Display the Test Lab module. Click the Test Lab tab.

2 Select the Mercury Tours Demo test set. In the Test Sets list, select the Mercury Tours Demo test set.

3 Select the Cruise Booking test from the Execution Grid. In the Execution Grid tab, select the Cruise Booking test. Click the Run button. The Manual Runner dialog box opens.

 

Under Run Details, you can view and modify test run details. In the Test Details box, you can view a description of the test that you are running.
4 Start the test run.
Click the Exec Steps button.
Because the test that you are running has one unassigned parameter, the Parameters dialog box opens, enabling you to assign a value.

5 Assign a value for the password parameter.
Click the Value box for the password parameter.

Click OK. The Manual Runner: Step Details dialog box opens.


 6 Display the Manual Runner dialog box in a compact view.
To conveniently read each test step and record the results using the compact view display of this dialog box, click the Compact View button.
7 Perform the first step.
Perform the procedure described in the Description box.
If the actual result is the same as the expected result, in the Actual box, type: The Mercury Tours site opens.
Click the Passed button. TestDirector adds a green check to the step and changes the step status to Passed.
8 Perform the second step.
Perform the procedure described in the Description box.
If the actual result is the same as the expected result, in the Actual box, type: The Flight Finder page opens.
Click the Passed button. TestDirector adds a green check to the step and changes the step status to Passed.

9 Perform the third step.
Perform the procedure described in the Description box.
If the actual result is the same as the expected result, in the Actual box, type: The Cruise Special page opens.
Click the Passed button. TestDirector adds a green check to the step and changes the step status to Passed.
10 Perform the fourth step.
Perform the procedure described in the Description box.
If the actual result is different than the expected result, in the Actual box, type: The Flight Finder page opens instead of the Cruise Reservation page.
Click the Failed button. TestDirector adds a red X to the step and changes the step status to Failed.
Note that when you detect an application flaw while running the test, you can click the Add Defect button to open the Add Defect dialog box and add a defect. For the purpose of this exercise, you will submit this defect in “Adding New Defects,” on page 77.
11 Return to the default display of the Manual Runner.
Click the Back to Steps Grid button. The default display of the Manual Runner: Step Details dialog box is displayed.
12 End the test run.
Click the End of Run button to end your test run.

13 View the test run results in the Execution Grid.
Following the execution of your test, you can view the test run results of your last run in the Execution Grid. Note that the status for the test run is updated from “No Run” to “Failed”.

 

14 View the results of each test step in the Last Run Results pane.
If the Last Run Result pane is not displayed, click View > Last Run Result. The Last Run Result pane is displayed below the Execution Grid.

 

Click each step in the Last Run Result pane to view the step’s description, as well as the expected and actual results. 

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