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Best Practice for attachments within RQM and using RPE to generate Test Case Execution Results including attachments.

PJ Singh (132) | asked Dec 13 '16, 7:33 p.m.
What are the best practices to include evidence (attachments) during Test Case Execution Run. We are using RQM version 6.0.1 and RPE to generate reports. Our goal is to generate RPE Test Case Execution Report to review and approve the test results.

Please share your insight and experience.

PJ Singh

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Subramanya Prasad Pilar (3.4k13) | answered Dec 14 '16, 3:34 a.m.
edited Dec 14 '16, 3:34 a.m.
You can insert the image and Word /RTF document in RPE output by using Image / Include File elements in the template. However, if you have .xls / .pdf or attachments of any other format, you can only display Hyperlinks to the attachment in the output.
You can download the RQM attachments to local path using RQMURLUtility during document generation and then embed them as OLE in Word output. This es explained in
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PJ Singh commented Dec 15 '16, 7:23 p.m. | edited Dec 18 '17, 3:24 a.m.


Thanks for your prompt response, it is very helpful.

Do you have an example of  RPE Test Result output with an attachment ?      

Subramanya Prasad Pilar commented Dec 16 '16, 12:12 a.m. | edited Dec 18 '17, 3:25 a.m.

You can find the output (along with sample template) in the attachment.

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Kenji Sarai (96029) | answered Dec 14 '16, 1:52 a.m.
Hi PJ Singh,
I do not have an experience but I have some information to share with you.
There is a technote to add attachments of TestPlan in the RPE report: Perhaps you can evaluate the sample template in this technote, and modify some queries for TCER such as executionresult/stepResults/stepResult/stepAttachment/href.
Here is the detail how to use "Include file" element in RPE:

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