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Introduction

Rational Quality Manager (RQM) is a quality and test management tool created by IBM.

In RQM a test plan is a dynamic quality contract that evolves with the project tracking key criteria such as business objectives, exit and entry criteria, priorities, and requirement scope.

A test plan has test cases and test suites. This plugin is able to pull the test cases from a test plan and suite in RQM.

The plugin expands the logic of a test case by the convention, that through the use of input fields for automatic test scripts. The plugin will contribute any input fields added to your automatic test script as an environment variable, which you can sue to script your test execution. 

Setup

The plugin appears as an "RQM TestScript Iterator" build phase option in the build phase.

The plugin requires that you enter the following values:

  • Project Name - RQM Project you wish to use.
  • Test plan name - Name of the RQM test plan to use, it must be within the project you chose above.
  • Execution records - The execution records you wish to use as base.

You'll also need to configure the global options for the plugin: 

How it works

In order for the plugin to function the following assumptions are made: 

  1. Your RQM installation has a testplan with a testsuite and a testsuite execution reocrd.
  2. The plugin expects that your RQM test scripts have a number of input fields assigned. 
  3. The plugin will add the value of these fields as environment variables as key-value pairs. For example if your automatic test script has an input field named Script, an enviroment varibale is added to each build step added in the "Per Test Case builder" and can be printed and used like so: %SCRIPT%
  4. Then you can add buildsteps to use the extracted values

This is an example. In this case i will for each testcase and selected testscript i echo the value of the "Script" input parameter in a build step. This can be used to script your test execution.

Exposed environment variables

The plugin will expose any input parameters defined on your automatic test scripts. The input variables will be exposed under the form %<input field name>%  (NOTE: Whitespace characters in input field name gets replaced with underscore '_')

  • %TESTCASE_TITLE% The title of the currently iterating test case
  • %TESTSCRIPT_TITLE% The current testscript title

Migrating from v. 1.0 to 2.0

We've made quite a few fundamental changes jumping from version 1.0 to 2.0. The plugin will no longer report back to RQM by creating a TCER, this feature though, is planned in a future 2.X version.

  • You should still be able to collect your test results by using a JUnit report publisher.
  • Move your custom attributes to input fields for your test scripts. We now use non-manual test scripts to execute the tests, 

Changelog

Version 2.8(Nov 20, 2014)

Version 2.7(Sep, 11 - 2014)

Version 2.5(Sep, 5 - 2014)

  • Fixed an error when counting number of test scripts.

Version 2.4(Sep, 4 - 2014)

Version 2.3(Aug, 14 - 2014)

  • Add message when one of the added build steps return a non-zero value. (JENKINS-24264)

Version 2.2(July, 29 - 2014)

  • Added plugin description for update center

Version 2.1

  • Changed maintainer in pom

Version 2.0(May, 8)

  • New concepet. Iterate test contribute to environment.

Version 1.0 (eol)

  • Initial proof of concept.

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