Add Or Edit Defects

Plutora Test allows users to add Defects during the Test Execution phase or by clicking the +Add defect button.

Also see how to Quick Search and Advanced SearchFilter DefectsDuplicate Defects, and Delete Defects.

To add or edit Defects, users need the Defects Create and Defects Update user permissions

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Defects are usually added during the Test Execution phase, but they can also be added separately.

To add or edit a Defect:

  1. Click Defects.
    Defects
  2. Add or Edit a Defect:
    1. Add: Click + Add defect.
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      1. Manage Assignees (the person chosen to fix the Defect):
        1. Add: Select an Assignee from the Assign to drop down menu.
          Assigned to drop down Defects
        2. Delete: Delete an Assignee by clicking the gray X beside their name.
      2. Type the Defect Name. (Mandatory field.)
    2. Edit: Click the Defect ID or Name to open the Defect.
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      1. Click the pen pencil icon in the top-left corner to make the defect name editable.
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      2. Press Enter on your keyboard or click outside the field to save.
      3. Manage Assignees (the person chosen to fix the Defect):
        1. Add: Select an Assignee from the Assign to drop down menu.
          Assigned to drop down Defects
        2. Delete: Delete an Assignee by clicking the gray X beside their name.
  3. Type the Defect Description. (Mandatory field.)
  4. Add an attachment using Plutora Test Chrome Plug-In:
    To manage attachments, users need the Attachment View / Download, Attachment Access, Attachment Create, and Attachment Delete user permissions
    1. Add a screenshot:
      1. Click the black camera icon.

        If the camera icon has a red dot, Plutora Test Chrome Plug-In is not installed. Click here to see the installation instructions. (You must also be using Google Chrome browser.)
      2. Edit the screenshot title:
        1. Click the pen icon.
        2. Type the new file name.
        3. Click outside the file name field.
      3. Annotate the screenshot (if desired) using the crop, arrow, text, rectangle, circle, or pen buttons.
      4. Click Save to Attachments to save the file to Plutora Test.
    2. Add a video:
      1. Click the black video icon.

        If the video icon has a red dot, Plutora Test Chrome Plug-In is not installed. Click here to see the installation instructions. (You must also be using Google Chrome browser.)
      2. Click to select which application window should record.
      3. Click Share.
      4. Click Start Recording.
      5. Click Stop to end the recording.
      6. Edit the video title:
        1. Click the pen icon.
        2. Type the new file name.
        3. Click outside the file name field.
      7. Click Download to download the file to your computer.
      8. Click Save to Attachments to save the file to Plutora Test.
        Plutora Test can accept attachments up to 25 MB in size. If the video is larger, it cannot be saved as an attachment, but you can still download it.
  5. Add an attachment manually:
    1. Click the green cross button under Attachments.
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    2. Select a file and click Open.
      The attachment uploads and appears as a circular icon.
  6. Manage uploaded attachments:
    1. View an attachment:
      1. Click the view button.
        View Attachment
      2. Click the X in the top right corner to close the attachment.
    2. Download an attachment:
      1. Click the download button.
        Download Attachment
        Your attachment should start downloading immediately.
        Save the file to your hard drive if prompted.
    3. Delete an attachment:
      1. Click the delete button.
        Delete Attachment
  7. Manage Associations:
    Previously, users could only manage dependencies between Defects. Now, users can manage dependencies between Defects, Test Runs, Requirements, and Test Plans.

    1. View Defects, Test Runs, Requirements, and Test Plans:
      1. Click one of the following tabs to view:
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        • Defects (visible by default): Shows the type (for example, Related to) and status (the red box in the screenshot below).
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        • Test Runs.
        • Requirements.
        • Test Plans.
      2. Hover your mouse cursor over the blue-linked text to open a tooltip with the item’s ID (if applicable) and Name.
        Defect id and title
      3. Click the blue, linked text to open the Defect, Test Run, Requirement, or Test Plan.
      4. Click the X in the top-right corner of the pop up to close the Defect, Test Run, Requirement, or Test Plan and return to the previous item.
    2. Create associations: Click the green cross button. 
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      1. Associate Defects:
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        1. Click Select a Type:
          • Related To.
          • Parent For.
          • Subtask Of.
          • Duplicated By.
          • Duplicate Of.
          • Dependent On.
          • Required For.
        2. Filter Defects by typing a search keyword into Search Defect ID/Name.
        3. Click to select Defect checkboxes.
        4. To select or unselect all checkboxes at once, click the Select /Unselect all checkbox.
          Associations select unselect all
        5. Click Save & Close.
      2. Associate Test Runs:
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        1. Click Test Runs.
        2. Click to select or type a search term in Select a test plan.
        3. Filter Test Runs by typing a search term in Search Test Run ID/Name.
        4. Click to select Test Run checkboxes.
        5. To select or unselect all checkboxes at once, click the Select /Unselect all checkbox.
        6. Click Save & Close.
      3. Associate Requirements:
        Associate Requirements red arrow

        1. Click Requirements.
        2. Filter Requirements by typing a search term in Search Requirement ID/Name.
        3. Click to select Requirement checkboxes.
        4. To select or unselect all checkboxes at once, click the Select /Unselect all checkbox.
        5. Click Save & Close.
      4. Associate Test Plans:
        Associate Test Plans red arrow

        1. Click Test Plans.
        2. Filter Test Plans by typing a search term in Search Test Plan ID/Name.
        3. Click to select Test Plan checkboxes.
        4. To select or unselect all checkboxes at once, click the Select /Unselect all checkbox.
        5. Click Save & Close.
    3. Delete associations:
      1. Click the Defects tab (if it is not already open) or the Test RunsRequirements, or Test Plans tab.
      2. Hover your mouse cursor over the Defect, Test Run, Requirement, or Test Plan until an  appears.
        If an i association appears beside a Requirement or Test Plan, it means they cannot be directly deleted because they have an indirect association caused by an associated Test Run. To delete them, delete the Test Run association.  
      3. Click the X to delete the Defect, Test Run, Requirement, or Test Plan.
      4. Click Ok to confirm.
  8. Manage Comments:
    To manage comments, users need the Comments View, Comments Create, and Comments Update user permissions

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    1. Add a comment by typing your comment in the Your comment… field and clicking Send.
    2. Click Edit to edit your comment.
    3. Click Reply to reply to a comment.
    4. To tag a User, so that your tagged comment appears in their Comment Stream:
      1. Type the @ symbol and the first few letters of their name in the comment field.
      2. Click to select their name from the menu that appears after you type @.
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  9. Select a Project or Release from the Project/Release drop down menu. (Mandatory field.)
  10. Click to select a Type.
  11. Click to select a Status.
  12. Click to select a Priority.
  13. Click to add Followers.
    The fields under the Followers drop down menu are custom fields created using the Defects Custom Fields Customization.  Ask your administrator how to fill them in.
  14. Click Save and Close.

Click the clock-shaped button White clock faceon the top right of the pop up to view the Activity History of the record. To see more information about Activity History, click here.

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