Multiple machine configurations

Thursday, February 17, 2011 2:28:19 PM
Hi,

I'm thinking of how to handle multiple machine configurations in SpiraTest. This is the situation:

Testcase A must be run on all machine configs: 1, 2 and 3.
Testcase B must be run on config 1. It cannot be run on 2 and 3.
Testcase C must be run on config 1 and 2. It cannot be run on 3.

Whats the best practice here? Is it to create a folder structure for each machine configuration and clone test cases that applies to more than one configuration into those folders? Or is there a way of working with custom fields and list to make this work? I must know before I run the tests what configuration that is going to be tested in that run i.e. I want to test one configuration at a time, not mix them.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011 5:14:11 PM
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re: mippzon on Thursday, February 17, 2011 2:28:19 PM

In general when testing on multiple environments, the approach is to use Test Run and Test Set custom properties: http://www.inflectra.com/Support/Forum/spiratest/best-practices/1.aspx

However since you need to specify multiple configurations per test case, it's a bit different. We shall be adding multi-select custom properties in v3.2 of SpiraTest which would allow you to have a list of configurations and then be able to multi-select them. The other option would be to build a test set for each configuration and then add the appropriate test cases to the appropriate test set. Would that work?

Thursday, April 26, 2012 1:41:32 PM
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re: inflectra.adam on Thursday, February 17, 2011
Hi,

I am demoing 3.2 and and don't see multi-select custom properties.

Are they scheduled for inclusion any forthcoming release?
Thursday, May 24, 2012 9:43:04 AM
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re: johnbayne on Thursday, April 26, 2012

The version 3.2 referred to in this older post was broken up into two releases - v3.2 and v4.0. The custom properties change will be in the v4.0 release.

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