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How to: Create a Copy of a Manual Test Case

If you want to create a test case that resembles an existing test case, you can use Microsoft Test Manager to create a copy of the existing test case, as shown in the following illustration. You can change one or more of the fields in this copied test case, as needed. 

Create a Copy of a Test Case

You can also create a copy of an existing test case in a test suite and add it to the same test suite, as shown in the following illustration.

Create a Copy of a Test Case in a Test Suite

To create a copy of an existing test case

  1. Open Microsoft Test Manager.

    NoteNote

    To display the Microsoft Test Manager window, click Start, and then click All Programs. Point to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and then click Microsoft Test Manager 2010.

  2. To open the Test Case Manager, click the down-arrow on the center group switcher, click Testing Center.

  3. On the center group menu bar, click Organize and then click Test Case Manager.

  4. To make a copy of the test case, select the existing test case from the list in the Test Case Manager, and then click Create copy.

    A new test case is created and displayed. The new test case is identical to the original test case.

  5. Update the fields that you want to change for this copied test case.

    NoteNote

    You might want to change the title, the owner, and the test steps.

  6. To save this test case, click Save and Close in the toolbar.

    NoteNote

    This new test case is linked to the original test case. To see this link, click Other Links.

To create a copy of an existing test case in a test suite

  1. Open Microsoft Test Manager.

    NoteNote

    To display the Microsoft Test Manager window, click Start, and then click All Programs. Point to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and then click Microsoft Test Manager 2010.

  2. To open the Test Case Manager, click the down-arrow on the center group switcher and then click Testing Center.

  3. On the center group menu bar, click Plan and then click Contents.

    The test suite hierarchy for your test plan is displayed.

  4. To create a copy of an existing test case and add it to that same test suite, select the test suite in the test suite hierarchy. Then select the existing test case in the list of test cases shown in the test suite details pane. Finally, click the copy icon on the toolbar.

    A new test case is created and displayed. The new test case is identical to the original test case.

  5. Update the fields that you want to change for this copied test case.

    NoteNote

    You might want to change the title, the owner, and the test steps.

  6. To save this test case, click Save and Close in the toolbar.

    The new test case is displayed in the test suite details pane for your selected test suite.

    NoteNote

    This new test case is linked to the original test case. To see this link, click Other Links.

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