How to keep track of Test Case versus Test Plan
I can create a Test Plan in Microsoft Test Manager. In that plan, I can add Test Cases and execute them.
My issue is that whn someone gives me a Test Case number (ID), it is not possible for me to know in which Test Plan it was executed and if it passed the tests or not. Is there a way, to either :
- Know in which Test Plan the Test Case was executed
- Know the results of the last execution of the Test Case
I'm new to MTM and looking online didn't help me much as I seem to be the only one wondering about this (probably because there is an obvious solution)
This isn't possible without some serious messing around with the TFS API right now.
Part of the problem is that internally test cases are stored as work items where test plans and test results are stored in completely different parts of the system with complex relationship structures. As a result, the built in query engine can't access them.
https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/768487/mtm-12-web-feedback-allow-tester-to-view-multiple-test-plans has a request which is currently on the list of "we'll do this eventually" which would help. You can also join (if you aren't already a member) and add your own request or vote on those that you think would be helpful.