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Jim asked on 03 Jun 2012, 11:57 PM

I've been testing the manual testing features of test studio. I noticed some things that didn't seem right to me when I create and ran a manual test.


Setting Up A Manual test
1. It appears that the instructions for the test can only be stored for the entire test. I want to put screen captures and notes on each step. How do I do this?
2. Why can't I have a storyboard for a manual test?

Executing a Manual Tests.
1. It appears you can not delete a screen capture on a step. You can only save over the top? How do I delete one?
2. The screen capture tool isn't very good.  I would rather use snagit to capture screenshots and paste the capture into the step test - I can't seem to do that - why?
3. How do I see the results of a manual test that includes the screen shots that were taken during the test run? I see no way to do this.

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answered on 04 Jun 2012, 07:02 PM
Hi Jim,

In response to your manual test setup questions,

1. You can include any notes for the test step in the text field for the step. Although you cannot include individual images in the manual test steps, you can include multiple images in the overall test notes. I have created a request for this feature in our Public Issue Tracking System (PITS).

2. The manual test does not attach a recorder to any browser. As a result, no browser states are captured. 

In response to your manual test execution questions,

1. There is no option to delete a single screen capture. I have created a request for this feature in PITS.

2. You cannot import an image as a screen capture for a manual test step. However, you can add images from disc to the Notes section for the manual test.

3. To view the screen captures and notes for a test step that fails in Fast Forward mode, click the 'x' next to the step. To view the screen captures for other test steps, you can choose 'Reset Results' during manual test execution, and select 'yes' to continue. You will be prompted to choose a location to save the current test results. Test Studio will create a folder in that location named after the manual test that contains copies of the screenshot images for each test step. I have created a request for a feature that would allow viewing of all manual test screenshots from within the UI in PITS.

Finally, keep in mind that manual testing is designed primarily for temporary manual tests. Most manual tests become automated tests and gain additional features.

I have awarded you 500 Telerik Points as thanks for your feature requests.

Greetings,
Byron
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answered on 04 Jun 2012, 10:03 PM
Thanks for the thoughtful reply.

When we were evaluating your product, we thought it was great that we could organize our manual tests and automated tests all in the same tool.

Since manual tests are still important to us (Some things can't be automated) we know that we should look elsewhere for managing and reporting on our manual test runs.

Thanks.


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Byron
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answered on 05 Jun 2012, 02:43 PM
Hello Jim,

I'm sorry that the manual testing features aren't meeting your project needs. Please let us know if we can help you any further.

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