CA Agile Central Quality Manager Bulk Actions - Test Folder Copying/Moving, etc.

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Summary

There is no way to copy or clone a Test Folder, and I am looking for a way to perform other bulk actions in CA Agile Central Quality Manager.

Issue

There is no way to copy or clone a Test Folder, and I am looking for a way to perform other bulk actions in CA Agile Central Quality Manager.?

Resolution

Bulk actions in CA Agile Central Quality Manager User Interface can be troublesome, and we apologize for the difficulties or frustrations you may be experiencing.?

Test Folder Bulk Actions?

The following Idea at CA Agile Central Ideas,?https://ideas.rallydev.com/ideas/D748?, corresponds to enhancing CA Agile Central to allow copying of Test Folders and/or Test Folder hierarchies from within the CA Agile Central UI. ?I would encourage you along with your teammates to vote this Idea up to gain visibility with CA Agile Central's Product Owners.?

We generally encourage customers to use CA Agile Central's Test Set functionality rather than Test Folders. Test Sets provide the ability to copy and re-use member Test Cases from Iteration to Iteration or from Release to Release. When you copy Test Sets they preserve the member Test Cases, including Test Steps. The functionality of Test Folders is very limited by comparison, providing only a basic organizational container for Test Cases.?

More information on how to use Test Sets may be found in CA Agile Central's On-Line Help.?

http://www.rallydev.com/help/content/test-set?

Nonetheless many times you may still have a legitimate need to copy or move Test Folders.?

If you or a member of your team has technical skills in the use of Ruby scripts, the following solutions use CA Agile Central's webservices API and Ruby to accomplish these tasks, and may be helpful:?

Github Resources?
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Test Folder Deep Move?
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-?https://github.com/markwilliams970/CA Agile Central-TestFolder-DeepMove?
- Ruby script to move an entire CA Agile Central Test Folder hierarchy with Test Cases to a different CA Agile Central Project?

Test Folder Deep Copy?
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-?https://github.com/markwilliams970/CA Agile Central-TestFolder-DeepCopy?
- Ruby script to move an entire CA Agile Central Test Folder hierarchy with Test Cases to a different CA Agile Central Project?

Selectively Move Test Cases?
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-?https://github.com/markwilliams970/CA Agile Central-Move-TestCases?
- Sometimes you may not wish to move an entire Folder hierarchy of Test Cases. This script allows you to specify a list of source Test Cases within a CSV worksheet, and only move these to a different Test Folder (may be in a different Project). Can also be used to bulk-assign Test Folder-less Test Cases to a Test Folder.?

Selectively Copy Test Cases?
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-?https://github.com/markwilliams970/CA Agile Central-Copy-Test-Cases?
- Sometimes you may not wish to copyan entire Folder hierarchy of Test Cases. This script allows you to specify a list of source Test Cases within a CSV worksheet, and only copy these to a different Test Folder (may be in a different Project).?

Test Set Bulk Actions?
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Although Test Sets have many advantages over Test Cases, they also carry some limitations. For instance, Test Cases do not have a Test Set attribute. Rather, Test Sets have a collection of Test Cases. This makes it impossible to export Test Sets using the Excel add-in, for instance. In addition, while bulk assignment of Test Cases to Test Sets is possible in the CA Agile Central UI, sometimes it is cumbersome.?

If you or a member of your team has technical skills in the use of Ruby scripts, the following solutions use CA Agile Central's webservices API and Ruby to accomplish these tasks, and may be helpful:?

Github Resources?
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Test Set Export?
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-?https://github.com/markwilliams970/CA Agile Central-Test-Set-Export?
- Ruby script to export all Test Cases in a Test Set to a tab-delimited worksheet that can be opened and used in Excel?

Bulk Add Test Cases to Test Set?
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-?https://github.com/markwilliams970/CA Agile Central-Add-TestCases-TestSet?
- Ruby script to bulk add Test Cases to a Test Set of interest?

You'll need to be comfortable configuring and running scripts at the command line in order to utilize these solutions. Unfortunately CA Agile Central Customer Support cannot provide assistance to you in the configuration or execution of scripted solutions. However, in the event that you are comfortable working with scripts, we wanted to make you aware of this option.?