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Linking Test Cases and Requirements

One of the key features of qTest Manager is to provide the essential traceability between test cases and requirements.  You can establish this traceability on either the requirement or test case object.  

Link Requirement to Existing Test Case 

To link a requirement to an existing test case, perform the following steps. 

  1. Select the Requirements module to open the Requirements page.
  2. In the left panel, expand the folder to locate the applicable requirement.  Then, select the requirement.
  3. Click the Add button located in the Resources area of the Requirements page.



    The Test Cases window is displayed.



  4. Select the applicable test case to link to the new requirement.  Then, click the Add button.



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    INT: A requirement can be linked to more than one test case.  To quickly link a test case to many requirements, use the SHIFT and/or CTRL key to select multiple requirements in the dialog.  Then, click the Add button.



      

Link Requirement to New Test Case 

To link a requirement to a new test case, perform the following steps.

  1. Click on the requirement page and refer to the Create Associated Test Cases area at the bottom of the page.
  2. Enter a name, type, description, and precondition and click the Create button.



  3. The created test case is automatically linked to the requirement and displays in the Linked Test Cases section in the Resources area of the requirement page. 



  4. Once the linked test case is created, you can click into the test case to add more details.

Link Test Case to Requirements

In addition to linking a requirement to a new or existing test case, you can also link a test case to an existing requirement, as follows.   

  1. Select the Test Design module.  The Test Design screen is displayed.
  2. In the left panel, expand the folder to locate the applicable test case.  Then, select the test case.
  3. In the Resources area of the Test Case screen, click the Add button




    The Requirements pop-up window is displayed.  



  4. Select the applicable requirement to link to the test case.  Then, click the Add button.



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    INT: A test case can be linked to more than one requirements.  To quickly link a test case to many requirements, use the SHIFT and/or CTRL key to select multiple requirements in the dialog.  Then click the Add button.



 

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