Click the Datasets tab to view all Datasets. Each dataset is presented as a row in dataset table containing: name, status, description, parameters used in the dataset, its last created and updated date. By default, last created datasets are shown on top of the table.
Filtering and Sorting Datasets
To filter dataset, enter dataset name and/or status then click on FILTER button
Click on the correspondent column in dataset table to sort datasets in ascending or descending order.
Create a new Dataset
To create a new dataset, click the Create button from the Datasets page.
Create dataset window will be shown. From here, you can start to enter data to the new dataset
Input basic information
- Dataset Name (required): enter name of the new dataset
- Status: Active or Inactive
- Description: description of the dataset
Select parameter as Dataset's column: Parameters which are active and have at least one value are displayed in the dropdown for you to select. You can only see parameters belonging to qTest Manager projects you can access.
Click the `+` icon to create a new column, or `X` icon to remove unwanted column.
NOTE: A Dataset can have a maximum of 25 columns.
Adding Dataset values
After adding parameter columns, you can start adding values to the dataset. You can do that by clicking on each cell in the dataset row, which is correspondent with a parameter, and select the parameter value in the drop down, you can also type the value to the cell to narrow the value(s) you want to look for.
HINT: when selecting data for each row, press Tab to move to the next cell, press the Up or Down Arrow to select a value from the drop-down.
To create more row(s), enter number of the rows you want to create and click `ADD` button
- A Dataset can contain a maximum of 1 million rows
- You are able to add a maximum of rows which is not greater than than the current page size at a time
To remove an unwanted row, click on `X` icon in the last column of the row.
You can remove multiple rows at a time by select the checkbox in the first column of each row, then click on DELETE ROWS button
Clear Dataset data
- Clear values: All values/data of the Dataset will be cleared out, but its structure (selected columns) will be unchanged.
- Reset Table: The dataset's structure and data are removed. The Dataset reverts to its initial state where you can rebuild it from scratch.
Automatically generate data
There are two ways to automatically generate data in qTest Manager.
- Unique Values: Parameter values will not be repeated and no two rows will have the same parameter value.
- Unique Combinations: Each row in the data grid will contain a unique combination. Parameter values can be repeated; however, no two rows will have the same combination of data.
NOTE: The number in the blue circle beside each method is the maximum possible rows that can be generated using that method. For example, in the screenshot shown below, the maximum combinations is 1488.
- If you type 2000 into the text box and click the Generate button, 1488 rows will be generated.
Associate Dataset to qTest Manager projects
By default, the Dataset is associated to all qTest Manager projects that you can access to, so you can use that Dataset in qTest Manager when you create test case.
You can modify associated projects by switching to Projects tab then click on + PROJECT button. From here, you can select which project(s) you do not want the Dataset to associate to by uncheck the checkbox next to that project.
When you are done with entering information for the new Dataset, click on SAVE button to finish creating new Dataset.
Create a new Dataset from selected Parameters
From Parameters tab, select parameters that you want to include in the new Dataset by checking the checkbox in the first column of each parameter, then select Create dataset from ACTIONS menu popup.
Create Dataset window will be shown with the selected parameters being added as the initial columns. From here, you can start to enter information for the new dataset as you do when creating a new dataset.
To edit an existing dataset, click on its name from the Dataset table. The Edit dataset window will be shown for you to edit dataset information.
Delete/Deactivate a Dataset
From Dataset table, click on the action icon in the last column of an active Dataset, and select Delete or Deactivate menu item
Bulk Dataset actions
From Dataset table, you can select multiple datasets and apply action to the selected datasets from ACTIONS popup menu
- Delete: delete selected datasets
- Activate: activate selected datasets. Note: only Inactive datasets are effected by this action
- Deactivate: deactivate selected dataset. Note: only Active datasets are effected by this action