Manage defects

This section describes how to manage defects when working in Web Runner.

Note: You can customize which defect fields are displayed in Web Runner when submitting defects. For details, see Set defect entities.

Submit defects

You can submit defects to ALM directly from Web Runner. You can associate defects to ALM projects, test runs, or test steps.

  1. Choose one of the following options:

    Submit a defect to an ALM project

    While working in Web Runner, you can submit a defect to your ALM project.

    Select the defect icon located in the upper-right corner of the window. The Add Defect dialog box opens.

    Submit a defect for a test run

    While running a test instance, you can add a defect to a test run.

    Select the menu icon located in the upper-right corner of the window. Select Add Defect. The Add Defect to Test Run dialog box opens.

    Submit a defect for a test step

    While running a test instance, if the expected result and actual result of a test step don't match with each other, you can add a defect to the step.

    Grid View: Under Actions, select Add Defect to Step .

    Details View: On the right side of the window, select Add Defect to Step .

    The Add Defect to Step dialog box opens.

  2. Fill in defect details as necessary.

  3. To associate an attachment with your defect, select:

    Attaches a file to your defect.
    Select an attachment and click the delete button.
  4. Select Submit.

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Link to existing defects

While running a test instance, you can link existing defects to a test run.

Note: The defects must already exist in ALM.

Select the menu icon located in the upper-right corner of the window. Select Link Defect. The Link to Defect dialog box opens enabling you to enter a defect number.

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View and edit defects

The Defects tab displays the defects that are assigned to you and the defects that you have detected.

You can edit defects only when defect editing is enabled for the project. For details, see Enable or disable defect editing.

UI Element

Description

Refreshes the defect data in the Defects grid so that it displays the most up-to-date information.

Filters on the defects that are assigned to me.
Filters on the defects that are detected by me.

Filters on a selected favorite view as defined in ALM. This option is view-only.

This option is available from ALM 15.0.1.

ID A unique numeric ID for the defect, assigned automatically by ALM.
Defect Summary A brief summary of the defect.
Severity The severity of the defect.
Detected on Date The date on which the defect was detected.
Status The status of the defect.
Target Release The target release associated with the defect.
Action Opens the defect in the ALM client.

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