IBM Rational Quality Manager

Quality management Manual testing Continuous improvement

Rational Quality Manager 6.0.5

Product Release / Trial | December 4, 2017
Rational Quality Manager 6.0.5 New & Noteworthy

Rational Quality Manager 6.0.5 New & Noteworthy

Rational Quality Manager is an integral part of the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). For new and noteworthy information about other applications, see these pages:

For a list of changes to the installation and upgrade process, see the CLM and IoT CE 6.0.5 Installation and Upgrade Notes.

New in Rational Quality Manager 6.0.5

For a complete list of new and noteworthy items in this release, see the Rational Quality Manager 6.0.5 New & Noteworthy.

For a summary of items in this release, see the following highlights:

Receiving notifications about changes to Quality Management artifacts

As an owner, a creator, or a subscriber, you can now receive email notifications about the changes that interest you for the following artifacts:

  • Test case execution records (TCERs)
  • Test suite execution records (TSERs)
  • Execution schedules
You subscribe yourself or others to an artifact from the artifact's editor page. The notifications support HTML email content. You can set your preferred email format to HTML on your profile page.

In list views, the row actions include a Subscribe menu option that you can use to subscribe yourself or others to multiple test case or test suite execution records and execution schedules.

You configure which changes to receive notifications for in the Preferences window, on the Change Notifications page. The Change Notifications page now provides a Subscriber option for receiving notifications. If your project is enabled for configuration management, you can also limit the notifications to specific configurations.

You can now view all of your artifact subscriptions in a list view. This view displays all artifacts that you are currently subscribed to and provides row actions to unsubscribe from the artifacts. To open this view, click User Profile > View My Artifact Subscriptions.

Add, update, and delete steps during manual test script execution and merge those changes back to the test script after execution

When you execute a manual test, you might need to change manual steps or add and remove them. During manual execution, users with the Save test case result permission can add, edit, and delete steps by using the row-level actions for each step. After the execution is complete, you can merge the changes back into the test script by using the Compare with Test Script Steps button available in the Result Details section.

Enhanced support for permanent deletions

Now, administrators can permanently delete or restore the following deleted artifacts from the Trash view:

  • Artifact templates
  • Project execution variables
  • Execution schedules and their results history

You can also permanently delete or restore quality objectives from the Trash view. When you permanently delete a formal review artifact, all of the approval groups are deleted from the repository and any sensitive data in them is no longer accessible. Similarly, when the test plan is permanently deleted, the test plan's associated sizing records are now eliminated.

New Manage Artifact Attachments properties page

If you have the Administrator role, a new Manage Artifact Attachments option is available on the Administration menu. This option is visible once the asynchronous migration process is complete. The list view on the page shows the attachments in the project area, such as attachments added to artifacts, images added to the rich-text editor, and data files associated with test data.

View the test script step count for test cases, test scripts, and execution results

In the project preferences, in the test script preferences, you can now enable step counting. Before you enable step counting, ensure that the asynchronous migration process is complete. Step counting includes the following features:

  • Test script steps are calculated when the script is saved, including all steps that are included by keywords
  • When a test script is modified, all related artifacts, such as test cases and other test scripts, have the counts updated in the background (occurs within 1 minute)
  • Test script step counting is supported for test cases with exactly one manual script
  • Execution results additionally include step count by the state of each step

Build records and build definitions now support reporting and OSLC

In Report Builder, you can now report on build records and build definitions, and also report on build records linked with test results. You can now also read and create build record and build definition artifacts for OSLC purposes.

Improved category reporting for artifacts

In Report Builder, different properties can be displayed, and each property represents a category type with values. These categories are displayed in the final report as separate columns and you can create filters or sort categories.

New options to filter test artifacts by text type in custom attributes, test environments, and test suites

New filtering conditions make it easier to find artifacts and missing artifacts. A common way to filter test artifacts is by using custom attributes. Now, the following filter options are available for test artifacts:

  • Contains: Includes a sequence of characters
  • Doesn't contain: Does not include a sequence of characters
  • Equal to: Matches an exact sequence of characters (regardless of case)

You can also filter test case execution records, test suite execution records, and test case results by the name of the test environment.

Previously, you could filter test cases by specifying whether they were included in a test suite. Now, you can specify the opposite: that a test case is not included in a test suite. This ability is useful when you add test cases to a test suite, because you can see which test cases do not belong to the current test suite and add them.

Copy the link for the current page

Now, you can use a new action to copy the link for the current page that includes all the required information to re-create the current page. The Copy link for this page icon at the top of the page is available for all list views that support filters in the left sidebar filter panels. All artifact editors are also supported and the link includes the section that is currently selected. The new action also provides a convenient button to copy the text of the title of the page in one click. For the artifact editors, the title includes the ID and title fields. For the list view, the title is the artifact type and the filter description.

Select or deselect all items on the current page in a table list view

When a table list view supports multiple selection, the table header contains a drop-down menu with the options to select or deselect all items on the current page, and to select or deselect all items on all pages. A selected check box indicates that all items in the table are selected. A deselected check box indicates that no items in the table are selected. A shaded check box indicates that some items in the table are selected, and they might not be displayed on the current page.

New in previous versions of Rational Quality Manager

For details about new features and functionality in previous releases, see these pages: