Hexawise recent updates

Hexawise recent updates

April 1, 2022
Learning Center content

We get quite a few questions about applying Hexawise to different types of testing, so here is the guidance related to system-to-system scenarios: How to perform system-to-system integration testing in Hexawise

March 31, 2022
Parameter value range delimiters

The syntax to provide a numeric range required a plain ASCII - character. That's the character you'll get typing with the keyboard, but if you happened to paste the numeric range from other tools, such as a word processor or spreadsheet, you could actually be pasting a Unicode variant of a dash (em dash, en dash, etc.). Hexawise now recognizes the common variants for a - in numeric ranges and replaces them with a standard -.

March 23, 2022
Remembered navigation for "Rules"

Hexawise now properly remembers which sub-navigation you were last at within "Rules" and brings you back to that location in the test plan when you navigate back to "Rules".

March 21, 2022
Learning Center update

We get quite a few questions about applying Hexawise to different types of testing, so here is the guidance related to end-to-end scenarios: How to perform end-to-end testing in Hexawise

March 8, 2022
Learning Center update

We have "refreshed" the content & format of the first introductory article: What Is Hexawise and How Will It Help Me?

February 17, 2022
Error when sharing a just created, brand new plan to an existing project

These are the kind of pairwise ideas that rarely end up in test plans, but are regular sources of defects in the real world.

February 4, 2022
Learning Center update

We get quite a few questions about applying Hexawise to different types of testing, so here is the guidance related to data validation: How to perform request/response validation with Hexawise

February 2, 2022
Special characters in notes could prevent full display of the note

Using certain special characters in the body of a test plan note could cause the display of the note to be truncated.

January 24, 2022
Automate: Comment only lines in Gherkin

If you have lines in your Gherkin test scripts that contain only comments (lines that start with #) they are now included in Automate's Gherkin preview panel, and in script exports. Inline comments were always included, but comment only lines were not prior to this improvement.

January 20, 2022
Handling of long test plan names

Longer test plan names used to get truncated at the end of them in various places in the UI. This could make it hard to tell similarly named plans apart, since often the beginning of the plan name will be the same and the distinguishing part of the name will be at the end. In some places this was further hindered by there not being a tooltip on hover with the full, non-truncated plan name.

We audited everywhere plan names occur in the UI and switched to using middle truncation so the start and end of very long plan names are visible. We also ensured everywhere we truncate long plan names includes a tooltip with the full name on hover.

January 14, 2022
Warning in bulk edit for losing value expansions

There used to be a warning when making parameter / parameter value edits using the bulk editor that would cause you to lose value expansions you defined. There was a regression that caused these warnings to no longer be provided. They are back.

January 12, 2022
Learning Center content

We get quite a few questions about applying Hexawise to different types of testing, so here is the guidance related to APIs: How to test APIs with Hexawise

January 11, 2022
Automate: Export scripts to Robot Framework

This export selection was not working. It now is.

January 10, 2022
Copy and delete the open test plan

To copy or delete the test plan you have open, you used to have to exit the plan and go to the manage plans view. Now there's a menu option to copy or delete the current plan, which should save a lot of clicks.

Copy and delete the open plan

January 5, 2022
Automate: Ability to delete your only Automate script

Before you could not delete the last remaining Automate script in a test plan, but sometimes this is desirable. Now you can.

Automate: Gherkin sample script

We made it more apparent when you just have initial, unsaved, sample Gherkin text in Hexawise Automate using a yellow explainer bar.

January 3, 2022
Support documentation and channels for learning more about Hexawise

We are continuously expanding our support documentation and channels for learning more about Hexawise.

Some of the more recent articles include:

We encourage you to keep track of these Recent Updates, and engage with us on LinkedIn as well.

December 23, 2021
Special character encoding in bulk edit

Certain special characters would show up as Unicode encoded, rather than as the Unicode character, when editing parameters using bulk edit. This is now resolved.

December 13, 2021
Automate: Keyboard and mouse interaction with parameter value selection

When entering a { for parameter value selection in a Gherkin Automate script, if you then interacted with the resulting parameter name auto-complete drop down using the mouse, rather than using the keyboard, you would't get a subsequent parameter value auto-complete drop down after selecting the parameter. Now you do with either data entry method.

December 9, 2021
Hexawise Foundations Certification

We strongly encourage you to invest an hour in earning a Hexawise Foundations certification.

To use Hexawise well, you need to understand, and apply a few important test design concepts and principles. The Hexawise Foundations certification course is the fastest way to learn these skills.

The course is available to all Hexawise users after you login to Hexawise. Click on the "Certification" tab in the bottom right of the post-login landing page, or on any screen you can click the course icon in the top right of your logged in Hexawise screen, to the left of your name.

December 3, 2021
Forced interactions import file, headers

The import of forced interactions from a file into a plan was sensitive to the formatting of the headers, and it should not be. This was resolved.

November 29, 2021
Performance for users with an extremely large number of plans

It won't be noticed by most people, but if you happen to have an extremely large number of plans (many hundreds) you'll notice a much snappier initial load of Hexawise.

November 23, 2021
Parameter order in dropdown of expected results of manual auto-scripts

The drop down order is now consistent with the order of the parameters in the plan, rather than alphabetical.

November 17, 2021
Display and sort by recently accessed plans

You can know see when you most recently accessed your test plans, and you can sort by the same.

Plan accessed at

Fast plan switching

Your 5 most recently accessed test plans are now available under the test plan drop down when you are in a test plan. This enables you to quickly switch between them or open them in a new tab.

Recent plan switching