Hexawise Recent Updates Feed

July 20, 2016


Error when saving requirements after navigation prompt

Fixed a recent regression where choosing to save requirements after navigating away from the requirements page caused an error instead.

Thanks to our automated error reporting system for reporting this bug. 😄


July 19, 2016


Freeze required test cases user interface

Freezing Hexawise generated test cases as required test cases now has full UI support.

We’ve had the freeze feature to lock in generated test cases for some time, but you had to know the secret handshake to use it. Freezing generated tests as required test cases isn’t usually necessary. It’s helpful when you invest a lot of effort in a specific set of Hexawise generated tests (such as automating them in a hard coded way, or determining the expected results of the test cases in a laborious manner) and don’t want subsequent minor additions to the test plan to result in an entirely new set of test cases.

Unless you have this unusual circumstance though, you should not freeze test cases as it doesn’t allow Hexawise to generate the most efficient set of tests as your test plan evolves.



Parameter change warning dialog

The dialog warning you of changes to value pairs and requirements caused by changes to parameters now has better wording and bolding for increased readability.



Freeze / thaw as versioned events

These did not trigger the saving of a revision before, now they do.



Requirements table UI coloring

Row hover coloring now matches test case table.



Color indication for frozen test cases and required test cases

Frozen test cases in the requirements and create tests user interfaces are now colored blue for easy identification.


July 7, 2016


Very rare data issue that could prevent auto-script page from fully loading

Thank you to Charity for reporting the issue via chat!


June 22, 2016


Import file explanation dialog scrolls on short screens

It was difficult to read all the information about file formats for importing on smaller height screens. This dialog now scrolls.



Clearing Auto-scripts

This wasn’t working. Now it is. Simple as that.


June 10, 2016


“Back to Plans” button shown in project management dialog in incorrect cases.



Details on import failures not shown

Detailed explanation of the cause of the failure when importing Excel test plans were not being shown. Now they are again.


May 14, 2016


Saving Auto-script expected results with no conditions

There was a remaining Auto-script saving issue that was a 2-way defect only triggered when the conditions of the expected result were blank (always expected).

A big thank you to Lakshmi for an excellent bug report on this issue.


May 10, 2016


Label plan revisions

You can now provide labels to specific meaningful revisions of your plan. Simply open the plan revisions dialog and click on the numeric revision label and replace it with a meaningful label such as “Beta 3”, “Reviewed”, “Approved by Doug”, “1.0.13.april”, or “Sell by June 3”.

Whatever makes that revision special, you can label it as such.


May 8, 2016


Clearer about plans too large to compute

Plans that will generate a minimum of tens of thousands of tests and therefore won’t be computed now include the message on both top and bottom panels of the UI, rather than the message on the top and a misleading progress indicator in the bottom panel.



Fixed header in the plan revisions dialog

The header describing the columns of the data in the plan revisions dialog is now fixed as your scroll through all the revisions of your plan.



Search prior plan revisions

Each revision to your plan includes a verbose description of what changed with the revision. These descriptions are now searchable in the plan revision dialog.

Need to know when “Gold Medallion Level” got removed from your test plan? Now you can search and find out!

Need to know who added “N/A” as a value to the “User” parameter and when they did? It’s just a quick search away.



Copy plan from a revision

In addition to being able to revert to a prior version of your test plan in the Revisions dialog, you can now create a new plan as a copy of a prior revision. These options, the new create a copy from a prior revision, or the existing revert to the prior revision are available as separate action icons on each revision row in the revision dialog.



Various minor defects with Auto-scripts UI

Fixed some issues with saving Auto-script Expected Results and unsaved changes messages in the Auto-scripts UI.



Issue when selecting an un-cached plan strength from the analysis tab



Scrolling auto-generated value pairs dialog

The dialog informing you of auto-generated value pairs did not constrain the height, so if a very large number of value pairs were generated, the dialog would be too tall for the screen. The height is now limited and the dialog is scrollable.



Issue importing plans with very names


April 20, 2016


Sample plan pop-up information

Improved the content and presentation of information you get when opening a sample plan. Changed the default action to create a copy.



Auto-Script Expected Result editing

Fixed a few UI issues with creating Auto-Script expected results.


March 30, 2016


Parameter count in revisions

The parameter count shown in plan revisions prior to today (March 30th) will be “trailing” for plan updates that change the number of parameters in the plan (parameter additions, deletions, some bulk edits). Trailing means the revision shows the parameter count before, rather than after the update.

This issue is now resolved, and the parameter count display will no longer be trailing for newly created revisions. This issue was only with the display of the revision, not a problem with the revision itself, or with reverting back to the revision.



In app Mind Mapping!

Mind maps are a great way to visualize the variation in your test plan. They’re perfect for reviewing your plan with subject matter experts or developers that aren’t very familiar with Hexawise, and they’re also useful for management reports, presentations, and brainstorming sessions. Consider using a mind map anywhere you need to talk about and collaborate on your test plan.

Many of you have already been using desktop mind mapping tools and Hexawise’s OPML import/export to edit and visualize your test plans as mind maps, but now it’s no longer limited to people with extra tools.

Hexawise now supports interactive mind maps right in your web browser. Just click the “Mind Map” link in the center panel of the “Define Inputs” page of any plan to see your test plan as an interactive mind map. Click the black errors to make edits to your plan from within the mind map, and click the “Save” button when you are finished.

Have fun!