Detect and Submit a Defect

This section describes the different ways you can submit a defect using Sprinter. You can also email, save, or print a screen capture of a defect in your application.

This task includes the following steps:

  1. Examine and annotate a screen capture of your application - Optional

    You can use Sprinter's screen examining and annotations tools to detect and mark defects in a screen capture of your application.

    1. In the Tools sidebar, click the Annotation Workspace button to open the Annotation Workspace.
    2. Use the tools in the Annotations Tools sidebar to find defects and prepare your screen capture. For details, see Annotation Tools Sidebar. For more details, see Detecting and Submitting Defects Overview.

  2. Submit a defect

    You can submit a defect from one of the following locations:

    From any of these locations you can:

    • Click the Smart Defect button in the Tools, Steps, or Annotation Tools sidebars to open a Smart Defect (default). Smart defects enable you automatically include detailed defect scenario information in the defect description, as well as a screen capture or movie of a defect in your application. For details, see Submitting Defects.

    • For details on configuring the information to include in your Smart Defect, see Smart Defect Settings Dialog Box.

      For details, see Submitting Defects.

    • Click the down-arrow next to the Smart Defect button and select New Defect to open the New Defect dialog box. This enables you to manually set the ALM defect fields. For details, see Submitting Defects.

    If you submit your defect from the Annotation Workspace, click the Close button in the Annotation Tools sidebar to close the Annotation Workspace and return to your application.

    For more details, see:

    You can also submit a defect while reviewing your run results from the Defect Reminders Pane (Results Group) and while resolving differences in a mirroring test in the Differences Viewer.

  3. Create a defect reminder

    You can create a defect reminder from one of the following locations:

    From any of these locations you can click the down-arrow next to the Smart Defect button and select Defect Reminder to add a reminder to submit a defect at a later time. For details see Defect Reminder Dialog Box.

  4. Email, save, or print a screen capture of the defect - Optional

    You can email, save, or print a screen capture of a defect in your application from one of the following locations:

    • Tools sidebar

    • Annotations Tools sidebar

    From any of these locations you can click the down-arrow next to the Screen Capture button and select:

    • Email to open an email message in your default email editor and include a screen capture of a defect in your application as an attachment.

    • Save to save a screen capture of a defect in your application to the file system.

    • Print to print a screen capture of a defect in your application.

    If you email, save, or print a screen capture from the Annotation Workspace, click the Close button in the Annotation Tools sidebar to close the Annotation Workspace and return to your application.

    For more details, see the Tools Sidebar and the Annotation Tools Sidebar.