Line Feeds in Test Names?
Question ID: 105571

We noticed that it is possible while using the Excel Add-In to Export Tests to QC, that we can create tests that have Line Feeds in their names.

In some places in QC, the tool-tip ("mouse hover" text) shows as multiple lines, in other places not.

We realize this was a sort of "artifact" from the multi-line text from the Excel Cell where it got the test Name, but is this OK to do?

Did we find a "bug" since QC allowed this to import this way?

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Asked on August 21, 2014 12:53 pm
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As you probably already know, ther are many ''special characters'' that QC does not like in names of entities - the usual offenders (The characters /:''?'|*% are not allowed). to be safe, I try to stay away from all of them (~'!@#$%^&*()+=|}]{[''':;?/*<>;.,).

It does not explicitly mention CR or CR-LF embedded in names (in User Guides or HP Knowledgebase), but this is BAD PRACTICE (according to many years of QC consulting) to include them in Names of ANYTHING in QC.
I'm surprised the tests work at all for you with those ''grey-area'' characters in there that look to be accidents that should have been stripped by the Excel Add-in - my guess is that the newer versions of the Add-in strip these out.

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Answered on August 21, 2014 1:01 pm

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