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Create, Edit and Archive Parameters

Overview

qTest Manager features Parameters to manage testing data for test case steps. You can now include parameters in Test Cases and define parameter values to create Test Runs. Users can Create, Edit, and Archive Parameters.

Accessing Parameters

Select Parameters from the 9-box in the upper right corner of the qTest header.
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The default Parameters page is displayed. This page provides a list of parameters which belong to all qTest Manager projects you can access. Each row of the grid is a parameter with an identifier, status, description, and its last modified date and time. 

NOTE: When a parameter is used in a qTest Manager Test Case, it is counted as "used".  When a parameter is defined in a dataset, it is also counted as "used".

Filtering and Sorting Parameters

Filtering parameters

You can filter parameters by:

  • Projects: filter parameters that are associated with one or multiple projects, if no project is selected, parameters of any project will be returned.
  • Status: filter parameters that have status Active, Inactive or Archived. If no status is selected, parameters of any status will be returned.
  • Identifier: parameters that have identifiers containing the keyword you enter in the "Identifier" field will be returned
  • Status: filter parameters having status Active, Inactive or Archived
  • Created Date: filter parameters by date creation
  • Updated Date: filter parameters by update date

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Sorting Parameters

Note: By default, parameters are sorted by last created date.

To sort parameters, select a column in the parameter list to toggle sorting by ascending or descending order. 

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Create a Parameter

  1. in Parameters, select the `+ CREATE` icon.
  2. The create parameter dialog displays for you to create a new parameter. 
    • Fill in the following fields:
    • Identifier: unique identifier of the new parameter
    • Status: by default parameter status is Active
    • Description: enter description for the new parametercreate-prm-01.png
  3. To add values to the parameter, select the`+ VALUE` icon, a popup dialog will be shown.
  4. Enter your values. Each parameter value requires one line, so you can press Enter to create as many values as you want. Select OK.create-prm-02.png
  5. To assign the parameter to your project(s), select the Projects drop-down menu. Select the project(s) that you want assocated with your new paarameter.
    • Note: By default, all projects are originally selected.  
    • Note: a parameter must be assigned to at least one qTest Manager project. Otherwise, it cannot be created.
    • Note: You can modify the projects associated with your parameter by returning to the +PROJECT drop-down menu and either selecting or de-selecting wanted or unwanted projects.
  6. Select OK.
  7. Select Save.

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You newly created parameter will be shown in the Parameter grid.

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View and Update an Existing Parameter

Update Basic Parameter Information

  1. In Parameters, select a parameter's identifier from the grid. A parameter detail dialog displays.
  2. You can view and update parameter information, such as Identifier, Status, and Description.
    • Note: The @ symbol indicates how to define the parameter in qTest Manager.update-prm-01.png

Update Parameter Values

  1. To update the parameter's value name, select the field in the Value column, and type the new value name.Rename_vlaue.png
  2. You can also delete the value by selecting the red icon

Update Parameter's Associated Projects

  1. Click on Projects tab to view projects that the parameter is currently assigned to. To change the assigned projects, click on `+ PROJECT` button then select or deselect project(s) that you want to assign or deassign parameter to it.

Note: a parameter must be assigned to at least one project.

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View Test Cases Tab

From the Test Case Tab, you can select either the Test case ID or the Test Case Name link to open the Test Case in qTest Manager. 

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View Dataset Tab

From the Datasets tab, you can select the Dataset Name to open the "Dataset detail page" in a new browser tab.

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Archive Parameter

  1. To archive, a parameter in the Parameters home page, select the action icon associated with that parameter.
  2. Select Archive from the menu.archive-prm-01.png
  3. You can also archive a parameter by selecting ARCHIVE in the parameter detail dialog.

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