In part 1 and part 2 of the series, I have mentioned reasons why we use similar views for planning and executing test cases (and I have discussed what makes these views different). Today, I will focus on yet another specific reason: Configurations.
We can use the ‘Planning view’ under ‘Contents’ (Plan center group) to assign configurations to one or more test cases that live in our test plan. The view will show how many configurations are associated to any given test case.
However, the ‘Testing view’ under ‘Run tests’ (Test center group), will actually show ‘n’ number of the same test case (‘n’ being the number of configurations that the test case is associated with), each with its configuration, so that the tester can easily run the test that he is interested in (depending on his environment):
David Gorena Elizondo