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Method or Framework for Leveraging Word Documents to Generate Rational TestManager and Rational ManualTest Artifacts.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000097939D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Mar-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 95K

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Disclosed is a method for leveraging Word documents to generate Rational TestManager and Rational ManualTest artifacts.

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Method or Framework for Leveraging Word Documents to Generate Rational TestManager and Rational ManualTest Artifacts .

Disclosed is a method that uses Word macros to scan Word documents to generate and execute TestManager and ManualTest artifacts.

TestManager artifacts cannot be imported directly from Word documents. One way of transferring Rational ManualTest test steps into ManualTest from Word documents is to export those documents as text files. These text files require cumbersome editing before they are capable of being imported into ManualTest. This elaborate and error-prone process must be repeated each time the test artifacts require updating.

The main advantage of the method described here is that it provides an automated means of getting test artifacts directly from Word documents into TestManager and ManualTest. With this method, test organizations are able to use Word to document, populate and execute TestManager test plans and test cases as well as ManualTest scripts. Additionally, this method can be used repeatedly as testing documents are updated, keeping TestManager and ManualTest artifacts synchronized.

The method described here enables test organizations to leverage all the advantages of Rational testing tools while concurrently adhering to any mandated Word-based standards or requirements.

Software test organizations often write their tests in Word format. The Word macros provided by the method described here, invoked via toolbar buttons, allow...