What is a soft link?
A soft link is a reference to a test. It enables you to link existing tests to different suites.
How do I create a soft link?
Simply use drag and drop and select ‘create soft link’. Alternatively, copy one or more tests and then use the ‘Paste soft link’ option using the right click menu. You can use it also across branches and even projects.
How can I use soft links to improve my testing?
There are several different scenarios in which soft links can be used. For example:
- Using a Sanity suite which includes a ‘must-have’ test for each release:
- Create a suite called Sanity
- Drag all ‘must-have’ tests into the Sanity suite as soft links
- Assign the Sanity suite to testers in Lab view
- Creating a virtual group of tests, for example, for a specific release:
- Add a new suite, for example, ‘release 1.2’
- Drag tests into the new suite as soft links
- Assign the new suite to testers in Lab view
- Mark this suite as a requirement to track its status in the Requirements tab
What happens when I edit the test / soft link?
A soft link is simply a reference to a test. If you edit the test, the soft link will update automatically and vice versa. Updating the soft link will update the test.
When I delete a soft link, will my test get deleted too?
No. When you delete a soft link, you simply remove the reference. However, please note that if you delete a test, all its soft links will automatically disappear.