Visual Studio Team Services Manual Testing Tips: Charts, Iterations and Runs

I seem to get these three questions about Manual Testing on a regular basis and thought i would share the answers:

 1. How to get the column/row data populated in the test chart dialog?

(In a Visual Studio Team Services Project: Menus are: Test>Test Plan>Charts> New Chart> New Test Case Chart)

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2. How to see Iterations in a Manual Test Run?

(In a Visual Studio Team Services Project: Test > Runs > Select a run > Test Results)

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3. How to execute a manual test run but display different results in a single test runs view?

(In a Visual Studio Team Services Project: Test > Runs Open a manual Test run)

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Get the column/row data populated in the test chart dialog

The column/row data made available to you in the Test chart dialog comes from the columns you have displayed in the Tests view.

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For instance all the columns have been added in the Test View except for “Activated” therefore you don’t get it as an option for a chart.

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Displaying iterations in a manual test run

Iterations in a manual Test Run are displayed when you have a parameter in a test case.

For instance in the test case below there are four parameters for the “add review” step…So the test will run through four iterations.

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Running this test case and looking at the Test Runs, iteration data is now displayed in the result summary view .

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Executing multiple manual tests at once and see the results in a single test runs view

To have multiple manual test cases appear in a single run you need to select all the test cases you want in that run when you start the test runner. (not certain why i keep forgetting this one!)

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While the dialog above has the the same test case selected but with different configurations, the test cases can be different.

The test run summary dialog below shows run information for five different test runs from four different test cases with two different configurations.

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