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  • 1.  Coverage Explorer - downstream test runs not visible

    Posted 14 days ago
    Edited by dimi 14 days ago
    Hello,
    I am trying to view the test case --> test run association from Coverage Explorer and I get nothing in the Test Run downstream column. Is this a bug? Am I doing something wrong? I am on the latest release (Cloud)

    Coverage Explorer: Level 1 Downstream is set to be Test Runs

    The same thing happens when I have Requirements -> Test Cases -> Test Runs
    Coverage Explorer: Level 1 Downstream is set to be Test Cases
    Coverage Explorer: Level 2 Downstream is set to be Test Runs

    The traceability view correctly indicates the corresponding test runs

    dimi

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    dimi
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  • 2.  RE: Coverage Explorer - downstream test runs not visible

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi Dimi,

    In order to use the Coverage Explorer to show Test Run coverage of Test Cases, you would need to manually a relationship between the Test Case and Test Run. You would then build a coverage view as normal.

    However, as you have found, using the Trace View is a solid workaround as it offers a more robust view of traceability.

    I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any questions.

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    Decoteau Wilkerson
    Jama Software
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  • 3.  RE: Coverage Explorer - downstream test runs not visible

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi Decoteau,

    The advantage of coverage explorer is that it offers a single view towards more than one downstream item levels (Requirements -> Test Cases -> Test Runs) which can be exported. On the other hand, you can only export a Trace View between two item levels. So, using a Trace view is not the desired option.

    The fact that the Trace view already shows the dependency between Test Cases and Test Runs indicates that this relationship already exists and that the Coverage Explorer has a bug.
    Why would you want users to create manually a relationship that already exists?
    Besides, how does one set a relationship between a Test Case and a Test Run? There isn't any option in the UI...

    Best regards


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    dimi
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  • 4.  RE: Coverage Explorer - downstream test runs not visible

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi Dimi,

    Thank you for offering further insight on your use case!

    In order to set a relationship between a Test Case and Test Run, you'll want to make sure that you've set up a relationship rule for these items in your Project. Please visit this page for more information on this: Administration: Managing Relationship Rules

    Once that rule is established, I was able to create relationships between these item types by navigating to the Single Item View > Relationship Widget > Relate Items. From a Test Case SIV, I searched for Test Run to find the items (there isn't a Test Plan explorer tree.) From a Test Run SIV, I followed the same steps but was able to view the Project Tree and navigated to my set of Test Cases from there.

    Please let me know if that helps!

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    Decoteau Wilkerson
    Jama Software
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  • 5.  RE: Coverage Explorer - downstream test runs not visible
    Best Answer

    Posted 12 days ago
    Just speaking on the Trace View export, you should be able to export up to 6 levels from it.  I haven't done that many levels but I have exported from System Requirement > Subsystem Requirement > Subsystem Test Case in Trace View.  You have to use the arrows to navigate upstream or downstream as far as you need and then run the export.

    https://help.jamasoftware.com/ah/en/manage-content/coverage-and-traceability/trace-view/export-a-trace-view.html

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    Alex
    Fujifilm Sonosite
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  • 6.  RE: Coverage Explorer - downstream test runs not visible

    Posted 13 days ago

    Hi Decoteau,
    Thank you for your insight.

    I don't plan on creating relationships that already exist. Your solution isn't working for me.
    Test Runs are versioned - having to establish relationships from each version of a Test Run to a Test Case is a lot of work that shouldn't be done by the user, in my opinion. And as I mentioned the Trace View already shows those relationships without any user action.

    I don't know how Jama was implemented but you can't ask users to do this by hand. We are talking about a highly error-prone process from thousands of Runs to thousands of Test Cases.

    Best regards



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  • 7.  RE: Coverage Explorer - downstream test runs not visible

    Posted 12 days ago
    Dimi,

    I provided that last Relationship Rules breakdown to help explain why you didn't see the option to relate the two items.

    However, I want to clarify that I believe your best choice to show traceability between Test Cases and Test Runs is to use Trace View.

    The Coverage Explorer is will only display those items which have had relationships manually created. I checked with our Product team to ask more about this and they shared that Test Runs are not supported by Coverage Explorer in general since the relationships would have to be manually created. As you have pointed out, that process would become difficult over time.

    We would recommend using the Trace View tool rather than Coverage Explorer in this case.

    As Alex noted above, the Trace View export can export up to 6 levels. See Export a Trace View for more information.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

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    Decoteau Wilkerson
    Content Marketing Specialist
    Jama Software
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  • 8.  RE: Coverage Explorer - downstream test runs not visible

    Posted 11 days ago
    Thank you all for your messages.

    I was wrong when I thought that Trace View only exports 1 level of associations...

    Highly appreciated

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