Can an attached file be parameterized in QC 9.2?

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What I am looking to accomplish is in Quality Center 9.2. (Although I’d love to know, even if it can’t be done in 9.2, how to do it in 10)

I have a basic skeleton test that I want to use, I have different parameters to accomplish this test’s ease of reuse. However, there is one thing that needs to be referenced in the test: An excel document which I will be attaching, a different one being used depending on what other parameters are. (Don’t let this being an excel document sway you, they’re rather large excel documents, I am aware I could just copy/paste the contents of the document into the test – but just think of it as a generic file, like a picture file)

I could create 10 (the number of different files I have) copies of the same test in the Test Plan, and each have the correct excel document attached – but I would have to create 10 tests that were all the same thing outside of the attached file.

The other thought would be to attach all of the files to the single test, and reference which one to use in a parameter – but I’m not sure if this would use excessive space or not.

So my question is, is there a way that I can utilize one test with a different file attached for each iteration in the Test Lab, where I could change it on a per-test basis just like I can for any other parameter in quality center?

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Asked on June 29, 2010 8:13 pm
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I can think of two possible solutions:

  1. Call the test from test plan multiple times in test lab and attach the different excel sheets to the individual tests in test plan.

  2. Make multiple pages in your excel sheet and have them numbered with your different iterations.

Either way, you'll have the same test from Test Plan in Test Lab with the different parameters in your excel sheet.

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Answered on July 8, 2010 8:11 pm
Actually managed to figure this out last week. I did option one. Didn't know you can attach files at the Test Lab level once it had been imported from the test plan level.
( at July 8, 2010 8:34 pm)
I've used this multiple times since answering this question. Thanks for bringing up this useful idea of attaching different data files to multiple iterations of the same test in Test Lab.
( at July 13, 2010 8:20 pm)