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In RQM, how to support to create a test plan for a release if we divide all test cases into different components?

jane zhou (106968) | asked Jun 29 '17, 2:13 p.m.


Hi Someone who may concern,

We are working on RQM 6.03. We plan to import 25k test cases into one RQM project. One solution proposed is to divide them into about 30 components according to functionality.
However, if we divide our test cases into different components, how can we manage a test plan to run all test cases for a specific release or smoke test? i.e. you need to pick up different test cases from different components into a test plan?
As we know, currently test plans and test cases need to be in the same component, since test cases in different components can not see each other at all. 
Although,we are told we can clone artifacts from one component ( as source component) to the other (as target component), but it will create a new stream, so it will break the linkage with the source component somehow, which may introduce sync-up issue. i.e. any update in the formal stream of the source component will not be updated  in the clone one.


Best Regards,
Jane Zhou

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Elohim Arranaga (2461) | answered Jul 26 '17, 11:09 a.m.


However, as you mention the alternative would be to clone/merge artifacts, the disadvantage is that you will need to synchronize the artifacts before running the test cases to assure you have the latest version. 

A different alternative is of course creating a separate test plan for each component/functionality, in this way the plans will also be independent from each other.

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