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?
Copy one or more tests and use the Paste soft link option using the three dots menu from a Suite. 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’ tests for each release:
- Create a suite called Sanity.
- Copy all ‘must-have’ tests into the Sanity suite as soft links.
- Assign the Sanity suite to testers in Labs.
- Creating a virtual group of tests, for example, for a specific release:
- Add a new suite, for example, ‘release 1.2’.
- Copy 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.