Reporting: Requirements Traceability (Reverse Trace)

Thursday, October 6, 2011
We're trying to use the Requirements Traceability Report to monitor feature-based projects within a specific release.

- I select all report elements (i.e. linked reqs / TC coverage).
- Under the Requirement filters, I specify RELEASE and REQUIREMENT NAME (where I specify a common acronym used for reqs in a particular feature).
- Under the Test Case filters, I specify RELEASE.

(So, imagine I'm ultimately after Reqs and mapped TCs in "Release 1.0" where the requirement name includes an acronym of "LDAP" for an LDAP-related feature.  Both forward and backward.)

The Forward Trace dumps exactly what I expect - namely, all requirements using that acronym in the specified release.  (Great.)

However, the Reverse Trace isn't what I expect.  I was expecting it to also be related to the requirement filters such that it displays ONLY the TCs mapped per the requirement filters.  Instead, this seems to dump ALL TCs for the specified release.

Is there a way I can filter to get only what I'm after?
2 Replies
Friday, October 14, 2011
re: julierob Thursday, October 6, 2011
The filters on the "reverse trace" are actually filtering the test cases not the requirements, so the release filter will display only test cases that are mapped to this release. There's not a way to filter the reverse matrix on requirement fields I'm afraid.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
re: inflectra.david Friday, October 14, 2011
I see.

Ideally, it would be a great enhancement (i.e. highly useful for us) to be able to filter the reverse trace on requirements, if desired.

Barring that, it would also be a useful enhancement to make the reverse trace an option in the report.  For now, we'll have to generate the report in Word format, manually strip out the reverse trace (since it's meaningless for our purposes at this time), and then save from there.  I'd prefer not to have to manually edit the report content - and to just be able to use the PDF format (which, IMO, has better formatting).

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