1. What is Test Director?

TestDirector is a test management tool produced by Mercury Interactive. Its four modules - Requirements, Test Plan, Test Lab and Defects Manager - are integrated to enable information to flow smoothly between different stages of the testing process. Completely Web-enabled, TestDirector supports communication and collaboration among distributed testing teams. TestDirector has been classified in the following categories: Defect Tracking Testing and Analysis Debugging Automated Software Quality (ASQ)

2. How do we import testcases written in Excel to Test Director?

Use Mecury Interactive Microsoft Excel Add-in for importing test cases written in excel sheet. It is available on Add-ins page. Select the rows in excel which you want to upload to TD Then select export to TD option under tools menu

3. Can you retrieve a test case once you have deleted them in Test Director?

In Quality Center, if you delete entire folder with tests, the tests get stored in Unattached folder. But if you just deleted 'individual' tests, they are GONE! and can't be retrieved. Not sure if Test Director has the same behaviour/functionality. There are 2 options in QC. one is remove and another is delete. the diffrence is that .once it is remove it is removed from test set but avail in QC directory. If it is deleted, you can't retrive. If you press delete that will delete from that QC directory also.

4. How to use TestDirect like a Dashboard?

The new version of TD (TestDirector for Quality Center) should provide you with that. If you not want to upgrade, you have to design your own "start page", include the apps and bits you want to display, and use code to extract data from TD.

5. After creating the test cases in excel and exported to TD. How does test director know the headings?

To export the test cases from spreadsheet to TD there are 8 steps. In 6th step we need to map the Td fields with corresponding Spreadsheet columns. Hence you are the mapping so you can map according to your specifications.

6. What do you call the window testdirector testlab?

Execution Grid". It is place from where we Run all Manual / Automated Scripts

7. What is Quality Center( Test Director)?

You can use Quality Center to create a project (central repository) of manual and automated tests and components, build test cycles, run tests and components, and report and track defects. You can also create reports and graphs to help you review the progress of test planning, runs, and defect tracking before a software release. When you work in QuickTest, you can create and save tests and components directly to your Quality Center project. You can run QuickTest tests or components from Quality Center and then use Quality Center to review and manage the results. You can also use Quality Center with Business Process Testing support to create business process tests, comprised of the components you create in either QuickTest or Quality Center with Business Process Testing support.

8. Is there any possibility to restrict duplication of defects being created in TD?

No Way. The only thing we can do is to find the similar defects and delete or close them.

9. How you integrated your automated scripts with TestDirector?

When you work with WinRunner, you can choose to save your tests directly to your TestDirector database or while creating a test case in the TestDirector we can specify whether the script in automated or manual.

10. What is the use of TestDirector software?

TestDirector is Mercury Interactive's software test management tool. It helps quality assurance personnel plan and organize the testing process. With TestDirector you can create a database of manual and automated tests, build test cycles. TestDirector is not used for executing any actual test activity but it is a test management tool used for Requirements Management, Test Plan, Test Lab, and Defects Management. Even if the individual test cases are not automated, TestDirector can make life much easier during the test cycles.

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11. Can we add user defined fields to Test Director?

Yes. We can add the user defined fields using TD 8.0, But you need to have admin priviliges to this.

12. TD (Quality Center 9.0) how can you run automated test cases?

While designing your test steps in QC for automation tests in test plan module, Test Script tab is availble. You can generate script here or copy from your automatioon tool. While running your tests, it will ask for on which host you want to run. You need to select the system in your network. Then run it. Before going to run your script in a system, the automation tool, like WinRunner, must be installed on that system. Otherwise you will get an error.

13. What are the various types of reports in TestDirector?

For each and every phase we can get reports, like for requirements, test cases, and test run. There are some types of reports also available like report summary, progress report and requirements coverage report. Each and every test director client tool consists of a menu bar Analysis. By using this menu you can crate reports in table format. You can generate graphs. All graphs options in maths are supported. And you can create various types of charts too.

14. Can you please explain the procedure of connecting TestDirector in QTP?

To connect to TD from QTP follow the steps... Open Qtp ==> Tools ==> Select TestDirector Connection ==> In Server Connction Box Enter TD address(URL of TD) ==> Click Connect==> In project Connection Box Enter the Details Domain,Project,User name and Password ==> Click Connect If you want to reconnect on startup check the reconnect on startup and save password for reconnection on startup. Then close.

15. Is it necessary to learn Test Director for beginners?

Test director is a test mangement tool, it is used across all major organizations and is generally used for management of all test activities in organization. It is important to learn this tool, but for beginners it is enough to understand how to log defects into it and how to run tests using it.

16. Can we export the files from Test director to Excel Sheet? If yes then how?

Design tab -- Right click -> go to save as -> select excel and save it Requirement tab -- Right click on main req/ click on export/ save as word, excel or other template. This would save all the child requirement. Test plan tab-- only individual test can be exported. No parent--child export is possible.Select a test script. click on the design steps tab. right click anywhere on the open window. click on export and save as.... Test lab tab-- select a child group. Click on execution grid if it is not selected. right click anywhere . default save option is excel. but can be saved in doc and other formats. select 'all' or 'selected' option. defects tab -- right click anywhere on the window, export all or 'selected' defects and save excel sheet or document.

17. How do I run reports from Test Director?

This is how you do it:
1. Open the test director project.
2. Display the requirements module.
3. Chose report Analysis > Reports > Standard Requirements Report.

18. Can we map the Defects directly to the requirements (not thru the test cases) in the Test Director?

Yes. Create your req. structure. Create the test case structure and the test cases Map the testcases to the apr. req. Run and report bugs from your test cases in the test lab module. The database structure in TD is mapping testcase to defects, only if you have created the bug from the apr. test case. Maybe you can update the mapping by using some code in the bug script module (from the customize project funktion), as fare as I know, its not possible to map defects directly to an req.

19. What is the use of Test Lab in Test director?

Test Lab can be used to create a test set. You can add one or many test cases into a test set. Then run all test cases in a test set together and change the status as pass/fail.

20. How do we attach Excel sheet with test director?

This function is for getting datatable(excel sheet) in test director. Try to use it and as vbs file and call this function to get ur datatable. GetAttachment(FileName, OutPath) FileName The name of the attachment that needs to be copied OutPath The folder location where the file needs to be stored Return value The full path where the file has been copied on the local file system Example: FilePath = GetAttachment("test.pdf", "C:") MsgBox "Your file is here:" & FilePath The GetAttachmentFromTest finds the attachment associated to the given test name and stores it in a local folder. GetAttachmentFromTest(TestName, FileName, OutPath) TestName The name of the test where the attachment is located FileName The name of the attachment that need to be copied OutPath The folder location where the file needs to be stored Return value The full path where the file has been copied on the local file system

21. How many tabs in TestDirector and explain them?

there are 4 tabs available in Testdirector.
1. Requirement -> to track the customer requirenments
2. Testplan -> to design the testcases & to store the testscripts
3. Testlab -> to exectue the testsets & track the results
4. Defect -> to log a defect & to track the logged defects

22. How to customize the reports generated?

This depends a lot of what you are interested in "reporting on". You have to combine both SQL and VB script to extract data from TD to Excel. Its also possible to "customize" the standard reports given from the "analyze" tab, this is written in XML if you are familiar with this language. If you log in to Mercury support you will be able to find a lot of code examples.

23. How can we export multiple test cases from TD in a single go?

Open any test and click on the tab 'design step'. Once it opens, you can right click on the first cell and export into any format .

24. How can we create our own Defect Template from Test Director? Is it possible in Test Director?

You can not create your own template for defect reporting in Test Director but you can customize the Template in Test Director

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25. Can we upload test cases from an excel sheet into Test Director?

Yes, you can do that. Go to Add In menu in TestDirector, find the Excel add in, and install it in you machine. Now open excel, you can find the new menu option export to Test director. Rest of the procedure is self explanatory