Producing a test run summary using Test Scribe


 

The newest release of Test Scribe now sits inside the Microsoft® Test Manager product as an integrated set of activities.  Whereas before you would have a separate user experience for using the Test Scribe tool, now you must use the Test Manager product.  To access the new Test Scribe user experience, open Microsoft® Test Manager and change the center group drop down to the “Tools” center group. 

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Figure 1.1 – The list of available centers including the new “Tools” center group

Click on the “Tools” center group and your default activity inside Test Manager will change to the “Test Run Summary” activity. 

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Figure 1.2 – The “Test Run Summary” Test Scribe activity

This activity presents a list of all active test runs in your Team Foundation Server and provides easy query-by-example (QBE) support for quickly finding the test runs you are interested in.  Once you have chosen your run(s), click the “Generate” toolbar button or context-menu.  Test Scribe will aggregate your selection to produce a summary for said run(s).

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Figure 1.3 – Test Scribe generation of test run summary document

 

Once generation has completed, you will be presented with a Microsoft® Word® document including details on your run(s)!

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Figure 1.4 – Completed test run summary document


Comments (9)

  1. MDUB says:

    I am getting an error trying to generate this report. I am using VS2010 RTM on Windows 7 x64.

    Compiling transformation: Assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.TestManagement.Client, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' uses 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' which has a higher version than referenced assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client, Version=9.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'

  2. Mark L says:

    Hey there…I'm getting the same error, though while generating a Test Plan Summary. It's ironic that this is a "testing" tool, yet it doesn't seem to have been tested properly?!?? 😛

    I'm also running RTM VSTS2010 (Ultimate) on Win 7 x64. Looks to me like you've linked the VS2008 version of the assembly somehow…?

  3. Daniel says:

    Compiling transformation: Assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.TestManagement.Client, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' uses 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' which has a higher version than referenced assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client, Version=9.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'

    same Problem with W7x86 VS2010 Ultimate (have Visual Studio Team Explorer 2008 parallel installed)

  4. Mark L says:

    Right, solved it – in my case it was a problem caused by running VS2008 side by side with VS2010. I uninstalled 2008 and it was fine. It's probably enough to uninstall Team Explorer, but I uninstalled the whole thing to be sure.

  5. BGWILLS says:

    Thanks Mark!

    I also had VS2008 still installed on my system. I just uninstalled Team Explorer 2008 and that got it up and running. Generates some pretty cool reports.

    Thanks again for posting the solution.

  6. I've been able to repro the sxs issue and am working on a fix in the form of a new version of Test Scribe.  With luck I will post the new bits next week.  Thank you all very much for your patience.

    -Ryan

  7. Amitai says:

    I used the email Blog author link on main page and recieved:

    Generating server: by2msftvsmtp04.phx.gbl

    tstblog@microsoft.com

    #< #5.4.1 smtp;550 5.4.1 tstblog@microsoft.com: Recipient address rejected: Access Denied> #SMTP#

    any other way of sending?

  8. namitaj says:

    The tool worked for me and generated awesome summary for Test plan and Test run.

    Something that i think might add value is : The test run summary generated when all the test cases are grouped by Build number only gives the pie chart based on the test cases that have passed , failed or in progress . It would be great if there could also be a pie chart that would include the test runs based on the suites and list the number of test cases not executed for a build.

  9. Rupa Srivastava says:

    Test Run Summary shows a list of all test runs in test manager. How can i query and  get report for only some of the test runs. ex: If there are 2 test plans and i want to see the report for only one of them how do i do it?