Course 3: How to Create a new Test Case

Learn how to create a test case and ways of creating them.

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How to Create a new Test Case

There are two ways to create a test case in the platform:

  • Create a new test case in the platform

  • Import test cases from a CSV file

In this course, we will consider creating a test case inside the platform. See the next course for the import option.

How to Create a new Test Case in the Platform

To begin, select “Test Cases” from the left navigation. Then click the “New Test Case” button to bring up a dialog window that will walk you through the process.





Product

Choose the appropriate product for the test case.




Test Case Name

Keep the name short but descriptive of the test.




Test Suite

If you already have test suites defined, choose the appropriate test suite for the new test case.




Description

Provide a short clear description, indicating the areas of the app that the test case covers.




Estimated Time

Specify the estimated time for testers to complete the test case.




Attachments

Any attachments that might be useful for testers to execute the test case you can upload them here. This is optional.




Steps - Name

Provide a short name for the test case step.




Steps - Instruction

A single small step that the tester performs. Make it as clear and concise as possible. If instructions become too long, then break them into multiple instructions.




Steps - Expected Result

Explain what the tester should see or experience when the instruction is executed. If the tester correctly encounters the expected result, then the test case step will Pass. If the tester encounters an error or some other outcome, they’ll report this step as having Failed.

Once instructions and expected results are properly set, the step indication will change from yellow to green. Only a single step is displayed at a time.




Available Actions on Steps
  • Click “Add a New Step” to add a step to the test case

  • Click on the number in a step indicator to view and edit the step content

  • Re-arrange steps by dragging and dropping the step indicator

  • Remove a step by clicking on the “✖” button

  • Clone a step by clicking on the “” button



Steps Completion

Once completed all the steps, click “Save” to save the new test case.

Note: After creating a new test case, you should contact your Applause management team to discuss when and where you’d like it to be utilized during testing.

Utilizing Test Cases for Data Collection

You are able to utilize the Applause testing community to do much more than simply running exploratory and structured testing. Surveys are a great way to enhance the types of data you can collect during testing.

Test Case Surveys allow you to present the testers with fully customizable questions of different types - single / multi select, date-time, numerical and free text. This ability may be used for several use cases, including:

  • Surveying the testers on their opinions about the tested product.

  • Collecting customized structured data as part of the test case execution.

  • Timestamping different actions executed as part of the test case




Setting Up Survey Questions

Survey questions are currently set by internal-only tools. Please contact your Applause team in case you see a need for utilizing survey questions.




Viewing Survey Questions

You may view the survey questions from the Applause Platform.

To view the survey questions:

  1. Log in to the Applause Platform and navigate to Test Cases.



Note: In case you are managing multiple products under your account you may want to view only test cases of a specific product. In this case you should first select it in the product selector. Learn more about the product selector here.

  1. The Test Case Management page will be displayed, by default on the Test Cases tab. While on the Test Case tab, locate the test case that contains survey questions.

  2. Click on the test case name to see its details.





Viewing Survey Questions Results

Test cases that are based off of survey questions are generally not expected to get a “pass / fail” result. Rather, such test cases will be marked as “completed” once all questions are answered. The answers are available to view and export like the “regular” test cases.