Course 3: How to Copy a Test Cycle

Learn how to copy a test cycle in the Applause platform.

How to Copy a Test Cycle

Often, you’ll be testing the same product over and over again as your team is working on new builds. As a result, your test cycles may be relatively similar to your previous test cycles.

In those cases, it is more efficient to create a new cycle by copying (cloning) an existing one, which will move many of the existing cycle settings into the new one.




Steps to Copy a Test Cycle
  1. While in the Test Cycle List page, click the arrow next to the “New Test Cycle” button at the top of the page and select “Copy Test Cycle”.

  2. You may choose a recent test cycle or search for the existing test cycle by its name or ID in the “Copy Test Cycle” dialog box.

  3. Select Continue.

  4. Set the copying definitions of the new cycle, including its new name and the relevant sections and attachments to carry over.

  5. Select “Copy”. The new test cycle is displayed in the Edit mode and you may now make any updates to reflect changes in the instructions. This could be related to changes in the build or new focus areas for testing.





Alternative Steps to Copy a Test Cycle
  1. While on the Test Cycle List page, click the Actions dropdown menu next to the relevant existing cycle.

  2. Select “Copy Test Cycle”.

How to Activate Copied Test Cycles

Once the new test cycle is created, your Applause management team is responsible for activation. You may contact your Applause team via phone or email, but you may also request the cycle activation from the Applause platform.




How to Request Cycle Activation from the Applause Platform
  1. While in the Test Cycle list page, locate the relevant test cycle.

  2. Select the Actions dropdown menu next to the relevant existing cycle and select “Request Activation”.