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RQM Testcases Exporter/importer - overiding existing testcases without promt

Kunal N (872862) | asked Oct 23 '18, 6:25 a.m.
Hi All,

We have few testcases in RQM named as "Sample1" and then when we create testcases in excel sheet to upoload in RQM with same name i.e. "Sample1". The testcases are getting overided because the testcase name is same however this is causing us problems. Ideally while exporting from excel utility we should get a prompt that the testcases are already existing in RQM do you need to overide.

Could anyone please help on this we find it starnge RQM does not promt before overiding the testcases.

Thank you,

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Mehul Patel (9695) | answered Oct 24 '18, 1:58 a.m.


It appears like you are using the XLSArtifactID syntax in configuration file, as per this if the value reference by XLSArtifactID is matching with the existing artifact ID then it will update the artifact otherwise it will create the new artifact. 

To avoid overriding existing artifact you should not use existing artifact ID or avoid specifying XLSArtifactID. (Addin will generate the ID based on the excel file name and sheet name).


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Kunal N commented Oct 24 '18, 12:31 p.m.

Thanks for your reply Mehul....

Yes we are using XLSArtifactID. Is there a way that the system prompts before updating existing test cases...?

Thank you,

Mehul Patel commented Oct 24 '18, 3:33 p.m.
No Kunal, this addin is designed for one time test artifact migration and it assumes no such artifact exist with matching ID hence it doesn't prompt for overwriting.

Kunal N commented Oct 25 '18, 4:00 a.m.
Thanks Mehul for this.

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