Silk Central Feature Requests

  1. Ability to review test artifacts

    In order to be able to allow more people to review and comment on test artifacts
    As a test artifact author
    I want to allow people that do not use SCTM on a regular basis to comment and review test artifacts.

    Since most of the people that would be involved in commenting and reviewing do not use SCTM on a regular basis, it would be good if reviewing and commenting could be done in other systems than SCTM.
    One can think of many possibilities here - integrations with systems like Confluence and/or JIRA, collaboration systems like HipChat, mail etc

    For…

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  2. Change parameter value in test case.

    Description: Changing the parameter value in a test case is not possible. Hence shared steps have to be duplicated, if another value (parameter) is used.
    Impact:Reduction of the same shared steps, that only differ in parameter name.

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  3. Implement via API or Web Service to 'External Assign Issue'

    Implement via API or Web Service to 'External Assign Issue' function so that it is possible to pool
    Issue new within Starteam to Silk.

    Problem: Inside the Silk can associate Issue a Change Request, but the Change Request is not possible to associate
    Issue one.

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  4. Define requirement properties and test attributes as optional/mandatory

    Provide the ability to set requirement properties and test attributes as optional or mandatory.

    Requested through support incident #2637803

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  5. Prevent deleting tests which already have test runs.

    We want to have a more granular control than the role permission "Delete tests and executions". Our SCTM users have the need to delete tests when organizing tests in the phase of preparing a new project. However, later on they sometime deleted the tests which already have test runs and consequently the test records in execution plans or testing cycles are damaged.

    So our request is to have granular control to prevent the users from deleting tests which already have test runs, for example, showing a big error message box.

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  6. Sort items alphabetically

    Sorting items (esp. testcases and their folders) is painful in SCTM. Even if I can drag and drop items in SCTM 17, I often wish items would automatically be sorted alphabetically.
    This could be solved by a click on a button or by a setting of the parent folder (e.g. "always sort items below alphabetically")

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  9. Allow license check in when user moves to Dashboard

    Currently, if a user logs in into SC and stays in the Dashboard no license is checked out.

    As soon as the user starts working in the other areas the license gets checked out and not released until the users logs out or closes the browser.

    It would be great if a user can release the license just moving back to the Dashboard which officially is the area of the tool that does not require a license.

    This will help a lot with the floating licenses issues and will allow the user to stay logged in even if not actively…

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    Moving back to dashboard does not trigger at this point to free the license up – as it is considered that the user is still working in Silk Central. We are looking into introducing a session timeout which after period of inactivity would release license but for efficiency this is not immediate

  10. Display folder structure from execution planning details view for cycles in manual execution planning view

    The present implementation of the manual execution planning view displays cycles in a flat list.

    Now, if I have organized my cycles in a folder structure this becomes problematic.
    Consider for example the following scenario:
    In the execution planning details view, I have created folders for "feature testing" and "system testing".
    Under each of these folders, I have folders that represent different feature areas (feature1, feature2, ...), and under each of these I reflect the development teams sprint planning (sprint1, sprint2, ...) as testing cycles with the corresponding names (sprint1, sprint2, ...)

    Now, in the details view it is easy…

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  11. Recover removed execution plans

    Please modify the current mechanism in Silk Central Test Manager so we can recover removed execution plans. We have accidents that the users accidentally made execution plans removed due to the removal of underlying tests and test containers and we have no way to recover them.

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    Please can you validate if the seperate permission for ‘Remove Execution plan’ resolves your issue.

    many thanks
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    currently you can set permissions to restict who can remove execution plans introduced in 15.5.

    Further review to consider if can make execution plans obselete prior to delete.

  12. Inherit version and build from folders in execution page

    Please make it possible that testsuites can inherit version and build of the parent folder.

    Currently it´s very frustrating if you have many testsuites and you have to change it all manually.

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  13. Capture screenshots/videos during Test case creation

    Silk Central has the capability to capture screenshots or record videos during manual test.

    The same capability wold be great if available during test case creation. You can currently attach files to a test case or step, in many instances that file is a screenshot or video that currently we need to capture or record separately and then attach.

    Since the functionality is already part of Silk Central, why don't you add the capture buttons in the Test case creation UI as well?

    Thanks,

    Gabriele

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  14. Making the DataSources creation in SilkCentral flexible

    At the moment the DataSources creation in SilkCentral is bringing several difficulties: the use of cells with null values, column order, maintenance of spreadsheets’ columns of Datasource

    All this is creating random errors related to datasources creations, preventing that the datasource could be created/updated correctly.

    We have problems related to:

    - Type of data in the spreadsheets column during the column update (insertion of columns in between of column previously created containing a different type of data);
    - Characters not permitted during upload;

    We believe the use of DataDriven could be simplified and the easier utilization for the user.

    At…

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  15. Create an editable field on the manual test client window

    Create an editable field on the manual test client window.

    Users need to enter certain information when executing a manual test. currently the only fields available are build and version (both dropdowns) which can become unwieldy when you have lots of builds.

    Creating an editable field on the test description would allow users to enter information about the test run that could be used to make reporting easier

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  16. Start a Test Cycle from a failed execution plan with automated tests

    When a user runs an execution plan with automated tests in SilkCentral, they have the ability to re run failed tests as manual tests (if they were converted).

    When a user selects the “Run automated tests manually” the tests are automatically kicked off for the assigned manual tester (deployment), and displayed in the current run tab.

    The manual testers have moved to test cycles and no longer run execution plans. When selecting the option above, there should be an additional choice to create a test cycle to hold these manual tests or to create a new execution plan so that…

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  17. Copy test cases with external issues

    When you copy a test case, the requirements of the original test case are copied to the new test case automatically, but the external issues link don´t have the same behaviour, the whole test case is copied except for the linked issue. Could SCTM have the option to copy the whole test case?

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  18. Provide calculation of Attributes like "Calculated Property"

    To manage and prioritize tests in "Manual Execution Planning" it would be helpful to filter by an "calculated" Attribute (like "Testpriority" calculated by "Requirement Properties": "Risk" & "Priority").

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  19. Add a new value to existing values in test case attribute list using the multi-edit functionality

    Add a new value to existing values in test case attribute list using the multi-edit functionality

    E.g. I have an attribute which has a list of values a,b,c,d.
    TC1: selected: a,b
    TC2: selected: a,c
    TC3: selected: a

    Now I want to additionally select d for all of them. When doing it with the Multi-Edit function the selection will not be preserved if I select “d” and the result will be:
    TC1: selected: d
    TC2: selected: d
    TC3: selected: d

    but I’d like to have
    TC1: selected: a,b,d
    TC2: selected: a,c,d
    TC3: selected: a,d

    So, I would like to have a…

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  20. Melhorar o gerenciamento de Baselines do SilkCentral

    1) Permitir a seleção dos casos de teste e as respectivas versões que serão marcadas pela baseline (seleção dos itens de configuração que entrarão em baseline);

    2) Não duplicar os casos de teste quando forem criadas baselines, apenas aplicar uma marcação (label da baseline) somente nos casos de teste e versões selecionadas (não gerar um novo ID);

    3) Permitir o bloqueio (lock) da baseline, de forma que não seja possível alterar o conteúdo as versões dos casos de teste contidos na mesma;

    4) Permitir a seleção de mais de um caso de teste para geração de uma versão. Hoje só…

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    1) Baselines are only supported at a project level – at this point there are no plans to change this

    2) Currently no plans to move from this approach – please provide feedback on your concerns

    3) Under review with worklow / approvals and e-signatue

    4) Under review

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