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Copy and Move Objects in Test Execution

Overview

qTest Manager makes it easy to both copy and move Objects within the testing environment. In Test Execution, you can copy/move the following objects within the same Project:

  • Test Cycles
  • Test Suites
  • Test Runs

You can even copy/paste filtered results for Modules (folders) of Releases, Test Cycles, Test Suites, and Test Runs within the same Project. 

For a more detailed introduction to the nature of qTest Objects, refer to Introduction to qTest Objects.

Copy and Move Test Cycles

Users can quickly copy and/or move Test Cycles using either the Context Menu or Drag and Drop features.

Note: Users will need the Create/Edit Test Cycles permission.

Copy and Move using the Context Menu

To use the Context Menu, follow these steps:

  1. In Test Execution, select one or more Test Cycles in the Navigation Panel.
  2. Right-click and select Copy/Cut to duplicate/move a Test Cycle. 
    • Selecting Copy will copy the Test Cycles and they will exist in two locations, the original and the new. 
    • Selecting Cut will move it to a new location.
  3. Right-click on the Root or a target Release and select Paste.
  4. The selected Test Cycles are copied/moved to the Root or target Release. 

Copy and Move Test Cycles Using the Drag and Function             

  1. In Test Design, select one or more test cycles in the Navigation Panel.
  2. Hold the Ctrl key down to select your Test Cycles
  3. Drag and Drop the Test Cycles into your Root or target release.
    • To Copy, hold CTRL while dragging and dropping.
    • To Move, simply drag and drop without holding CTRL.   
         

Notes:  

  • You cannot copy or move a Closed test cycle.
  • Nested objects (i.e., test suites and test runs) under the copied/moved test cycle are copied/moved as well.
    • Applying a filter to your Test Execution tree, allows you to choose which nested objects are copied/moved.
  • The target release of copied/moved test cycles and objects under test cycles (i.e., test suites and test runs) will be changed accordingly.

Copy and Move Test Suites

Users can quickly copy and/or move Test Suites using either the Context Menu or Drag and Drop features.

Note: Users will need the Create/Edit Test Suites permission.

Copy and Move using the Context Menu

To use the Context Menu, follow these steps:

  1. In Test Execution, select one or more Test Suites in the Navigation Panel.
  2. Right-click and select Copy/Cut to duplicate/move Test Suites.
    • Selecting Copy will copy the Test Suites and they will exist in two locations, the original and the new. 
    • Selecting Cut will move the Test Suite, and it only exists in the new location.
  3. Right-click on the Root or a target Release and select the Paste option.
  4. The selected Test Suites are copied/moved to the Root or target Release.

 Copy and Move Test Suites Using the Drag and Function             

  1. In Test Design, select one or more Test Suites in the Navigation Panel.
  2. Hold Ctrl and select your Test Suites
  3. Drag and Drop the Test Suites into your target root, release, or Test Cycle. 
    • To Copy, hold CTRL while dragging and dropping.
    • To Move, simply drag and drop without holding CTRL.     

Notes:

  • All Test Runs under the copied/moved Test Suites are copied/moved as well, and retain the same version at the time of the copy.
    • Applying a filter to your Test Execution tree, allows you to choose which nested objects are copied/moved.
  • The target release of copied/moved Test Suites and their Test Runs are changed accordingly.

Copy and Move Test Runs

Users can quickly copy and/or move Test Runs using either the Context Menu or Drag and Drop features.

Note: Users will need the Create/Edit Test Runs permission in order to copy and/or move Test Runs.

Copy and Move using the Context Menu

To use the Context Menu, follow these steps:

  1. In Test Execution, select one or more Test Runs in the Navigation Panel.
  2. Right-click and select Copy/Cut to duplicate/move a Test Run.                 

Copy and Move Test Suites Using the Drag and Function             

  1. In Test Design, select one or more Test Runs in the Navigation Panel.
  2. Hold Ctrl and select your Test Runs. 
  3. Drag and Drop the Test Runs into your target root, release, Test Cycle, or Test Suite
    • To Copy, hold CTRL while dragging and dropping.
    • To Move, simply drag and drop without holding CTRL.     

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