Silk Central Feature Requests

  1. Show Silk Central Reports as a MS Word Document

    Request to add the capability to show reports in Silk Central as "Show as MS Word Document" inaddition to the current "Show as PDF Document". We have created many BIRT custom reports and have the need for the users to be able to download the custom reports as MS Word document via the web Silk Central interface. We don't want the general users to use BIRT viewer.

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    Ongoing review of reporting capabilities is underway.

    Silk Central 13 introduced ability to have MS Word templates for generation of reports. This may be option which allows your users reports in required format. Some restrictions exist with MS Word on type of data which can be displayed which relates to charts and graphs – therefore consideration needs to be given as to data required.

  2. Update Rational tool integration RRP and CQ with Composer and Team Concert via OSLC (#2640780)

    Update the out-of-the-box Requirement integration and Defect Management integration with the new version of Rational tool (Rational Composer and Team Concert), that are using the Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) http://open-services.net/.
    The current integration with Requisite Pro and ClearQuest are coming (or are yet) obsoled.
    There are also some external companies that offers plugins, with SCTM seems not covered.
    It can be a precious integration update, if not due by paied maintenance.
    Thanks

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  3. Create versions for all tests from test container

    Logged on Behalf of Johanna Bassil, when we want to version the test cases, we have to go through all the test cases and hit Create Version. It would be easier if we have this option on test folder or test container level to version all the test cases if need be.

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  4. Ability to create complex filter questies with using multiple "AND" and/or "OR"

    Now to create filter that mixes up "OR" and "AND" queries required to create one or more filters that will be used as Nested and then mix them one into high level filters.
    This make creating filters for projects with 200+ components too hard and number of them grows exponentially.
    Will be good to have more productive filtering to be able to create workflow executions related to multiple "Components" based on both data-driven and usual cases with multiple assigned attributes without need of "Nested" filters.

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  5. Floating license change

    SI #2649670

    Dear Colleagues, we have the following problem:

    If the floating user cannot log in due to unavailable license, then the following error message pops up:
    "License check failed. Please contact your system administrator."

    This message is misunderstanding and not user friendly at all.
    The floating user at least needs to be informed about who is using actually the license! Please, change the floating user handling accordingly. Actually many user wants to refuse using SilkCentral because of this missing functionality.
    The Floating users may cannot log out correctly by closing simply the web browser page of the SilkCentral. This…

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  6. Adding "Assing to" field into "Assign or Create Issue" page when creating new bug using Manual Testing page

    When we open new bug using Manual Testing page, we have to do two steps. Firstly open the bug then assign. We want to adding "assign to" field into this page to choose developer in the first step.

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  7. Need the ability to run Geb and Spock tests in addition to JUnit tests

    Geb and Spock are rapidly growing in popularity for automated testing. We just confirmed with SCTM customer support that it is currently not possible to kick off a Geb or Spock test from SCTM and record the results. We also don't see any way to wrap these types of tests in JUnit. Please add functionality to make it possible to execute Geb and Spock tests using SCTM.

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  8. Manual tests which have been assigned to a specific tester will be deleted from a test cycle if that tester is removed from the test cycle

    When using the Manual Execution Planning component of SCTM 12.1, any manual tests which have been assigned to a specific tester will be deleted from a test cycle if that tester is removed from the test cycle. Logically, it seems, that tests assigned to a specific tester, who is subsequently removed from a test cycle, should remain in the test cycle and be assigned to the ‘No specific tester’ group.
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    Currently it is working as designed. The concern with this as designed feature is that after removing a tester from the test cycle, you then need to go and…

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  9. Allow user to update test steps and desired results

    It has been a common action which require to update steps and desired results. Currently SC is not allowing to update steps and desired results.

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    Please can you provide further information. At this point the editting of tests at the point of execution cannot be performed within the manual test interface from Version 12 forwards. Editing of tests can still be performed within the full Silk Central then within the manual test interface the user can synchronise the test run to bring updates in to the test if required.

    Execution of tests many companies look to have a known point for execution and do not wish to allow users to modify scripts on the fly. Editing of tests within full silk central within the tests section of the tool – allows users with full permissions to make updates and choose which point these are synchronised throug.

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  11. rewrite the issue manager in SCTM

    Define the workflow process in issue manager is not user friendly, and the inbox makes customer feel confuse. And sometimes can not customized the workflow process as customer wanted at all, it's not flexible at all.

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    Silk Central 18.0 will introduce a enhancement within IM which will include for example introduction of issue grid allowing the viewing of issues across 1 or more inboxes, view of all issues ect. The issue grid will allow filtering, grouping against all IM fields, and export of data to excel.

    Review of Issue Manager is underway

  12. Last test result and linked defect status split into manual test interface

    Last test result and linked defect status split into manual test interface
    During the manual test execution the tester continuosly need to know, for the test in execution:
    - if there are some currently OPEN defects and for which severety
    - which is the last (previous) test result (Failed, Passed)
    That information can drive the tester to work better and faster to identify duplicate defect and regression status.

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  13. Execution Planning: Add possibility to overwrite inherited properties on folder level

    It isn't possible to overwrite the parameter setting in an hierarchical test structure on folder level.
    So you have to update the setting on every single 'Child Execution Plan'. That is an unreasonable way if you have lots of folders and lots of parameters.
    (Changing the default values on 'Test' level isn't a good idea since the values will be inherited to any running test.)

    Suggestion:
    - Provision of parameter setting as UI based feature with folder properties in folder context menu

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  14. TEST DOCUMENT VIEW not usable/correct after tests rerun due to automatic overlay of 'NOT EXECUTED' status

    The mechanism to set each test run just launch automatically to NOT EXECUTED result generates a not correct information in the TEST DOCUMENT VIEW.
    This is true expecially when you are at second or next runs of same tests and its depends by the test execution dynamic.
    In our experience the tests are rexecuted several times in same project, and a test run take days to be closed, so the test manager need to work in 'test result continuity', he need to know always the last consolidated result (set by its Tester, not by SCTM automatically) to be aware about…

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    We have introduced the manual test result viewer which will allow the view of in progress tests in a rich context which shows attachments and associated defects as well as showing the results for completed test runs.

    This is online and you can print or PDF it.

    We are looking to modify the business logic that will support result management across a wider scope.

  15. At the history tab of the issue inbox name of the actor should be view

    At the history tab of an issue, inbox name of the actor should be viewed, as well as login name of the actor. Because our users use ldap users for login, and ldap user is just an id. In the history tab of the issue, when they see this id, in order to know who is the actor, they should know the ldap user id of the user by hard.... However while defining the inbox, we use name and surname in the inbox name. In the history tab such an info will be very useful to know who is the…

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  16. Change for permissons in shared steps area

    There is a permissions issue we have noticed.
    Please consider the following scenario:

    Our system contains about 250 projects and baselines.
    A user has permissions for e.g. 4 projects.
    The user creates a new container in the library area .
    The user navigates to the "Visibility" tab.
    There are four projects displayed for which he has permissions.
    The default setting is "Visible to all".
    If the user changes this setting, e.g. changes the visibility for two of the four projects, the setting for these selected projects will be transferred correctly . However, if the user doesn't change the default setting…

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  17. Requesting the ability to Export the information from reports created on the SCIM Report tab using the report templates.

    Requested via support incident 2593157

    For example, for a customer wishing to see the full description and history of all open incidents they can go through the following steps:

    - Go to ISSUES | REPORTS to open the Issue Manager reports.
    - Click new Child Report
    - Here, create a report showing whatever incidents you wish to see the results for. For example, to view all open incidents set the details as follows: Property: Status; Operator:not; Status:Closed
    - Finish
    - Click on the Report tab
    - Click <Click here to choose a report template>
    - Select 'Print Issues' template from…

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    SC 18.0 introduces in IM a issue grid which will allow increased flexibility in visibility of IM issues across 1 or more inboxes. With introduction of the grid view you can now filter, group and search for issues in more efficient way. The grid will be flexible and allow you to customize the columns displayed and then allow for export to .xlsx


    We are currently reviewing the approach to all of Silk Central reporting, as part of this we will consider the points raised within the user stories wwhcih are defined.

    The use of BIRT Custom reporting tool will provide you with the ability to modify the existing report and then provide a custom report with the capability for export to excel.

  18. Exporting tests to word and using templates

    We are using the concept of test specifications - a document that describes what we intend to test w r t a certain feature or requirement. This document serves as a means for communication regarding testing.

    I would like to be able to maintain this using a "single source" approach, and I can see SCTM as being the hub for this. However, as SCTM and its licensing works today, giving all affected people access to SCTM is not a viable solution - and it would also require training a lot of people in how to navigate SCTM the proper way.

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  19. Permission to Test Container selected

    A possibilidade do usuário ter permissão tanto de visualização quanto de manipulação apenas nos Test Containers que forem atribuidos a ele.
    Uma situação é ele poder ver os outros testes Containers e apenas ter pemissão de leitura.
    A outra situação é ele não visualizar os testes containers que forem restritos a ele.

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  20. Planned and User time

    The ‘used time’ should be an information associated to test case, not only accessible by report, it should be usable in execution plan setup and test plan document and grid view.
    Also we need the capability to update the planned time by using used time in some ways.
    So a workaround for a fast way to update planned time by tester was in SCTM v12, where was possible to edit the test name, description and planned time at execution time, now it is not possible.
    The need is to improve the planning capability, implemeting some capability to edit the planned…

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