Thursday, October 11, 2012

TFS 2012 Tester Power Tools available

Click here to download the latest version TFS 2012 Tester Power Tool

12.0 Updates
  • Added Copy Shared Steps option
  • Re-designed UI with Telerik controls and Metro theme - Thanks Telerik!
  • Any errors you may experience with the tool will generate an email to me
Instructions
  1. Click on Connect to TFS Team Project
  2. Select Project Collection and Team Project
  3. Find Query (e.g. "Test Cases Iteration 1")
  4. Double-click to Run Query
  5. The Query Results will display on the right
  6. Anna Russo TFS Tester Power Tool Bulk Copy Test Cases 1
  7. Select Options - Copy Options are now a simple toggle on(Aqua color) and toggle off(White color).  By default all the options are turned on.
    • Copy Links - When the option is checked the tool will copy links. When the option is unchecked the tool will not copy links.
    • Copy Attachments - When the option is checked the tool will copy attachments. When the option is unchecked the tool will not copy attachments.
    • Copy Shared Steps  - When the option is checked the tool will copy shared steps work item and update any copied test cases referencing the newly created shared steps work item.  When the option is unchecked the tool will keep the reference to the original shared step.
  8. Anna Russo TFS Tester Power Tool Bulk Copy Test Cases 2
  9. Select Target Iteration for the release you would like to copy the test cases to (e.g. "Iteration 2)
  10.   Anna Russo TFS Tester Power Tool Bulk Copy Test Cases 4
  11. Click Copy Test Cases
  12. You will then receive a confirmation "Copied 2 Test Cases Successfully"
  13. Anna Russo TFS Tester Power Tool Bulk Copy Test Cases 5
  14. Now I have copied all the Test Cases I need for Iteration 2
  15. When you create a query for Test Cases Iteration 2 you will see
    • A newly generated Work Item ID
    • The Iteration Path has been updated to Target Iteration

2 comments:

  1. Very nice tool, Anna. Good job! In terms of copying any referenced shared steps, I checked the box, and when the tool finished, I noticed that there were multiple copies of each shared step for that new iteration. If I *hadn't* checked the box, would it have quietly done the right thing and created just one copy?

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  2. Hi Boulder,

    The expected behavior is to create one copy of the referenced shared step per open session.

    Did you close the tool and copy in another session? If not, feel free to email me the details at anna at improvingsoftwarequality.com

    Thanks,

    Anna

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