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How to: View Test Plan Results in Microsoft Test Manager

Visual Studio 2012

You can monitor the progress of your test plan by using the test plan results feature in Microsoft Test Manager. The test plan results include charts and numerical statistics on the tests in your test plan. The statistics include the tests that are currently passed, failed, blocked, inconclusive, warning and active. Additionally, the test plan results include detailed charts that show the failure types and resolution data.

The test plan results can be filtered to specify the test suites and test configurations that you want to be included. For example, you might only want to view the test results for a specific test suite in your test plan that your team is currently active in. Additionally, you might filter the test configurations to only view the test results set to Windows 7. By default, all of the test suites and test configurations that are in your test plan are included in the test plan results.

After you apply the filtering, you can view your test plan progress in either of the two following ways:

  • By Test Suite: Displays the test result statistics for all of the tests in the specified test suites and test configurations in your test plan. This is the default view. It’s a quick way to view the progress being made for your test plan. If your test suites are organized by specific iterations, or by particular features or functionality, this can help the team identify areas that are troublesome.

  • By Tester: Displays the test result statistics for all of the tests in the specified test suites and test configurations in your test plan according to which testers performed the tests. This can be useful for load-balancing your tests among your team members.

To view the current state of you test plan, follow these steps:

Viewing test plan results

Viewing test plan results

Test results view

Viewing test plan results

To view the test plan results

  1. Open Microsoft Test Manager.

    Note Note

    To display the Microsoft Test Manager window, choose Start, and then choose All Programs. Point to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and then choose Microsoft Test Manager.

  2. From the Testing Center, choose Plan and then choose Results.

    The Test Results pane is displayed.

  3. Choose the drop-down arrow next to Test Suites.

    The Select test suites from current plan pane is displayed.

  4. Select the test suites in your test plan that you want to include in the test plan results.

    Tip Tip

    For help with your selections, you can choose the Select All and Deselect All links at the bottom.

  5. Choose Save.

    The test plan results are updated according to the test suites that you selected.

  6. Choose the drop-down arrow next to Test Configurations.

    The Select configurations from current plan pane is displayed.

  7. Select the test configurations in your test plan that you want to include in the test plan results.

    Tip Tip

    For help with your selections, you can choose the Select All and Deselect All links at the bottom.

  8. Choose Save.

  9. You can specify if you want the test plan results to display with the applied filtering on either test suites or by the testers on your team. Choose the drop-down arrow next to Test Result Details and select either By Test Suite, or By Tester.

  10. (Optional) Select the check box next to Show data labels to include numerical data labels in the bar graph.

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