Defect Management

As described in the previous lesson, defect items can be generated automatically from an executed test case by a simple mouse click. Defects created in this way are linked with the respective test cases, and aqua automatically transfers helpful information into the defect item.

Relevant data is available immediately and can be

  • accessed,

  • edited,

  • evaluated,

  • and analysed

by different departments and persons respectively.

As all other items in aqua defects are monitored, they have a history available that indicates every change to that defect, including information regarding the date and time of the change, the person who changed it, and the attribute that was changed. A defect contains a detailed description including e.g. screenshots. Additionally, aqua provides the option to add further information in the form of attachments of any data type you want.

In aqua, there are several ways of creating a defect.

Creating a new Defect without dependency

You can create a new defect without any dependency of a test case or requirement. Within the module Navigation, click on Defects in the menu bar and click on New to create a new defect.

A new window will open specifying the new defect. All values have to be specified and there are no dependencies.

Creating a new Defect by executing a test case

While executing a manual test case, you have the option to create a new defect by clicking on New Defect.

A new window with a new defect will open.

The name is defined by default using the test case ID, test case name, and the test case step. โ€œFound byโ€, โ€œFound inโ€, and โ€œFound atโ€ are adopted by the test case. In the description, the defect is defined by default by the main facts of the test step. After saving the defect, you can analyse in dependencies how to reproduce the defect and which test cases have to be executed in order to specify that the functionality is fixed.

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