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11.3. Two-way Integration with JIRA

Add-on Installation

If you have a running instance of JIRA on your server, you can easily add Test Collab add-on to it. 

To download the compressed Test Collab add-on files for JIRA goto Downloads page. 

Once you have the add-on's .jar archive, you can get it installed in JIRA. 

 
 

 

Setting up Test Collab API key

 

To set up key to make calls to Test Collab API, one needs to follow these steps:

 

 

How to know Test Collab user's API Key

Being logged into Test Collab, navigate to your profile. On profile page, you will find your API key, that can be used to access Test Collab.

 

 

Performing Test Case Management tasks

After setting up Test Collab plug-in and API key, you can start performing test case management related tasks.

If you are logged in as an administrator of JIRA application and also you have provided the API key for a Test Collab user who can act as an administrator, then you can either add a new JIRA project or use an existing project to "Enable" Test Collab for it, for this switch to "Components" option on project administration page.

 

Adding a Project in Test Collab

As an administrator, you also have an option to introduce a new project in Test Collab, that will have the same name as that of the JIRA Project. For this you can select "Create New" from the drop down next to "Linked Project".

Non Administrative Tasks

 

Please note that all the tasks that have been described below can be performed on the basis of role that has been assigned to the user whose API key is used, for the Test Collab project linked with the current JIRA project.

Once Test Collab is enabled for a JIRA project, you will be able to perform all other test case management tasks. For this you can either use an existing JIRA issue or create a new one.

Once an issue is created or selected, you will see a new section at the bottom that will allow you to manage the linked Test Collab test cases, this section gives you option to either add new test case in Test Collab and link it automatically to JIRA issue, or link existing test cases.

If you are a Test Collab user who is assigned a role that permits to edit test cases in a project, then you can link existing testcases under that Test Collab project.

When you click on "Link Existing", a popup would come up and that will list all test suites that are present in linked Test Collab project.

You can expand individual test suite to select specific test cases

 

If you have selected the entire suite(s), all their related test cases will automatically get linked with JIRA issue.Otherwise individually selected test cases will be linked.

If you opt to add a new test case then you will get a popup to enter the details of new test case, the interface would be similar to the add page you see in Test Collab.

After saving, the new test case will be introduced in Test Collab application and will be automatically linked with the JIRA issue.

When one or more cases are linked with the JIRA issue, for each linked case you will get options like edit, unlink and delete.

Opting to edit will popup the related form.

Unlink will remove the test case from the list of linked test cases.

Deleting apart from unlinking from JIRA, will delete the test case from Test Collab as well.

Assigning Test Cases to Testers for Execution

Opting to "Execute Selected Tests", after selecting one or more linked test cases, will popup a window to first let you create a new Test Collab test execution and then assign the execution to the users who have the role in Test Collab project that allows them to execute a test.

Creating a New Test Execution 

 

 

 

Please note that two-way integration is supported only on Test Collab version 1.3.4 and higher.

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