How can I test run TCs without test steps in them

Monday, March 14, 2016
I have made lot's of test cases. I haven't added any steps in them as each title is extremely self-explanatory. Thus every test suite is more like check-list. Unfortunately Spiratest does not want to run test-cases w/o steps in them.
So how can I:
1) Run test w/o steps in them?
2) Bulk add empty step to every test case

3 Replies
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
re: MastersWRC Monday, March 14, 2016
Hi Masters WRC

Currently you cannot bulk add test steps to the test cases unless you use the REST/SOAP APIs.

Also test cases do need at least one step for manual execution,.

However in v5.0 we've added an option to auto-generate one test step for all test cases as a time saver (based on similar requests in the past).


Tuesday, May 15, 2018
re: inflectra.david Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hi Adam,

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but...

We are running SpiraTeam v5.4.0.3. Can you let us know how the "auto-generate one test step for all test cases" is enabled? This will be a huge timesaver.

Thank you!

Thursday, May 17, 2018
re: soglesby Tuesday, May 15, 2018


The setting is in Administration -> Testing -> Testing Settings. It's called "Create Default Test Step". 

It is set to Yes by default.

Note that it applies to newly-created test cases.



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