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Method for automatically using the result of automated log analysis to manage defects in the defects management system

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198632D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-11
Document File: 4 page(s) / 69K

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Abstract

This invention provides a method for using the result of automated log analysis to manage defects automatically and directly. Since we can store all logs of each version or execution in database, it's easy for automated log analysis tools to compare current log with corresponding old logs in database. Basing on the result of comparison and according to some specified rules, the automated log analysis tool can determine if the problem of the current log is an old defect, or a new defect, or a possible new defect, or nonsensical. And then, depending on different results of determination, the automated log analysis tool will take different actions : manages defects in defect management system automatically and directly, or supports an uncertain determination to tester and let the tester to make the final decision whether it's a new defect or not, or warn tester of the nonsensical of this log(in this case, tester often needs to rerun this case again). In this way, automated log analysis tool not only analyse the test log and get the result of log analysis automatically, but also use the result of log analysis to manage defects in the defect management system automatically and directly. According to this method, testers will save a lot of time on defect management and enhance efficiency, and then companies will improve the quality of software and save lots of money. At the same time, this method will improve the development of test automation as well.

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Method for automatically using the result of automated log analysis to manage defects in the defectsmanagement system

In the field of test automation , tester should execute automation scripts first and get the logs of execution . And then tester needs to analyse the logs of execution . Basing on the result of log analysis , tester could detect problems ,and then manage defects in the defects management system. At present, some log analysis tools can analyze logs automatically , but all the automated log analysis tools can not use the result of their automated test log analysis work to manage defects in the defects managementsystem automatically and directly . Therefore, testers are facing a serious problem : even if they could get the result of log analysis by the automated log analysis tool automatically, they still need to manage defects in another defect management system manually . In this way, testers still have lots of works of defect management to do manually , because no automated log analysis tools can help them manage defects automatically and directly basing on the results of log analysis . This is extremely time consuming and inefficient .

For example, the log analysis platform XpoLog can analyse log and detects problem automatically , butcan not manage defect automatically and directly. The website of XpoLog is http://xpolog.com .

My invention has been made in view of such situation . Accordingly, it is a general purpose of the present invention to provide a method for using the result of automated log analysis to manage defects in the defect management system automatically and directly . In other words, in this way, automated log analysis tool not only analyse the test log and get the result of log analysis automatically , but also use the result of log analysis to manage defects in defects manangement system automatically and directly . According to this method , tester could save a lot of time on defect management and enhance efficiency .

This invention provides a method for using the result of automated log analysis to manage defects automatically and directly .

Since we can store all logs of each version or execution in database , it's easy for automated log analysis tools to compare current log with corresponding old logs in database . Basing on the result of comparison and according to some specified rules , the automated log analysis tool can determine if the problem of the current log is an old defect , or a new defect, or a possible new defect , or nonsensical. And then, depending on different results of determination , the automated log analysis tool will takedifferent actions : manages defects in defect management system automatically and directly , or supports an uncertain determination to tester and let the tester to ma...