This section provides an overview of the features that were introduced or enhanced in ALM 12.53.
The Update Selected dialog box now enables you to update multiple field values in a grid or a tree at once.
When updating required fields, you can set the
BULK_ACTION_IGNORE_REQUIRED_FIELD site parameter to ‘Y’ to bypass checking that required fields are valued before performing an update of multiple entities.
For details, see
- You can install Global Search on Windows. For details, see ALM Global Search.
- You can now enable and configure Global Search from Site Administration. For details, see
You can now search for data on multiple projects.
ALM Editions: Cross projects search is not available for Quality Center Enterprise Edition, Quality Center Community Edition, or Quality Center Express Edition.
For details, see Globally search ALM data.
You can now add attachment links to text in memo fields. For example, Description and Comments. For details, see
When sending emails about tests from the Test Plan module, you can now include design step attachments in your message. For details, see
Business Models module now enables you to import models from ARIS 9.8. For details on Business Models module, see Business process models.
ALM now supports TLS 1.2.
You can now use the ActiveTreeSelection object to access the list of currently selected entities in active module that are open test architecture (OTA) objects. You can retrieve or modify selected entities by iterating through the list. For more details on Workflow, see
When viewing drilled down results of a graph segment, you can now load the results in the actual module.
You can now automatically generate test configurations for your business process tests using UFT's built-in Test Combinations Generator.
Instead of manually creating multiple combinations of data for the parameters in your tests—a potentially time-consuming process—instruct UFT to generate all the combinations based on a number of different algorithms. Supported algorithms include linear, pairwise, or triplewise combinations.
For details, see How to Generate Combinations for Test Configurations.
LeanFT automation testers can now use data management capabilities in ALM, such as:
Business Process Testing input/output parameterization
The run of LeanFT tests and business process tests containing LeanFT components can be initiated from within ALM. Detailed HTML reports are generated that include both Business Process Testing information and the results of the LeanFT tests.
For more details, see the following table.
|Product / Matrix||See...|
|ALM documentation||Create and import UFT Developer tests|
|Business Process Testing documentation||Work with UFT Developer automation|
|UFT Developer documentation|
|LeanFT product availability matrix|
We have expanded the ALM experience by introducing ALM Octane, a separate platform that is tuned and designed for high-velocity, lean and Agile teams.
ALM Octane integrates with both Agile Manager and the traditional ALM .NET platform, allowing teams to easily share assets and report across projects.
For details, see Octane Help Center.
The worlds of pure software and the world of Things are becoming the standard within many industries, as well as rooted deeply into the consumer’s lifestyle.
With the emerging industries of IoT, ALM introduces a whole new way to manage quality: Quality Of Things (QoT), a new manual test execution client for online and offline scenarios.
ALM QoT enables you to:
- Run manual tests online while connected to ALM
- Run manual tests offline on environments where network connectivity is limited and upload results when reconnected
- Run tests using your Android mobile device or your Windows computer without the need to download the ALM client.
- Install it in one easy step.
For details, see ALM QoT.
New support added for synchronizing between ALM and JIRA
ALM Synchronizer enables you to synchronize Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) data with data in another application.
In addition to the products ALM Synchronizer currently supports, ALM Synchronizer now supports defect and requirement synchronization with Atlassian JIRA.
For details, see ALM Synchronizer.