Saturday, May 28, 2016

Testlink Workflow in Detail

Here we are going to learn about "Testlink Work Flow".   It is step by step approach in test management

Administrator :- Who is responsible to create test project
Test Leader:-  Who create or Import Software Requirement
Test Analyst :- Who describes test scenarios in respect to test specification
Test Executer:-  Who is responsible for creating , executing  test cases and publish test results
Guest:-  who use these test result and metrix. ( Customer/client)

Creating User roles in Testlink

After creating project we need to create user roles. We can create user roles in Testlink and Assign them to users who are going to be part of whole SDLC cycle .  We can create different roles and assign different permission to access Testlink . Like , Business admin , Developer, tester , manager, customer. Etc. so  user with respected role will be able to access only those thing for which role is created.  Now we will look in detail "How to create user roles in Testlink "

Click on user role menu form Testlink menu . It will redirect you to "User Management" page in Testlink 
By default you will see only one user as Admin. We will see in next session about "How to create user in Testlink". Click on "View Roles" . It will display you existing user roles 

Click on Create button 

Enter role name and assign access for role. Enter role description and click on save button . It will create new role. We can use this role to assign any specific user. If you don't want to create new customer then you can use existing roles also or you can modify existing roles . 

Testlink Tutorial -How to use testlink for testing

General information  about Testlink :-
TestLink is a web-based test management tool that facilitates software quality assurance. It is developed and maintained by Teamtest. You can prepare test cases, test suites, test plans, test projects and user management, as well as various reports and statistics. In our earlier topic we learned about how to Install Testlink on windows 7 


  1. Testlink Workflow in Detail 
  2. Creating Project in Testlink
  3. Create user role in Testlink 

Creating new test project in Testlink

Here we are going to learn about how to create new project in Testlink.  When you install Testlink on your machine first time and do login to Testlink. It will show you a default screen to create project. Its always needed in process to create a project.

Have closer look on above picture . It clearly asks to add required data in fields to create new project. There are many fields for which we need to enter data. One by one we will learn how to create a test project in Test link 

First we need to add Project Name . Its mandatory field . 

Here we entered project name for our project as " Test Project"
Now moving next we need to add prefix to test case id in test link . Now many of new tester may have question "What is Prefix for test case ID in Testlink ?"  Prefix means the word or character appended as prefix in test case id 
for example 

Here T is prefix given by me while creating project and 001 is auto generated test case id. So you just need to enter prefix. This is also mandatory field.

Next field for which we need to enter required data is Project Description. Here we have to use simply project description about project. You can yous formatting tools also . 

About enhanced features in Testlink 
You can select if those are required for your project. Its non mandatory. Checking it will provide you some additional  features like, Requirement mapping feature, Priority feature , Automation . 
You can make project availability Active by selecting check box next to Active. If you just want to create a project and dont want to use it immediately you can create it without selecting Active check box 

you can make it Public by selecting check-box . 

Now click on Create button to Create project in Testlink . And you can see your Project is created in Testlink under Test Management