Hexawise Recent Updates

February 1, 2019


Test cases use middle truncation

The unique part of similar parameter values tends to be at the beginning or end of the value, so the truncation of long parameter values was moved to the middle of the value in the test cases table.



No tooltip for truncated values in test cases UI



Changed the order of value expansion / value when displaying test cases in the UI

An expanded parameter value used to be shown as, “value - value expansion”, but the value expansion is likely the most relevant value to the test case, so the test cases UI now shows them as, “value expansion - value”.


January 31, 2019


Expected Outcome column missing from Gherkin Data Table export


January 25, 2019


Auto-scripts UI doesn’t properly preview parameter values containing quote special characters



Excel warning exporting plan with Auto-script steps, but not value for the “Start” step

A classic defect of the pairwise genre.


January 15, 2019


Errors editing parameters of an imported test plan that contains pure integer parameter values

This was an interesting 3-way defect involving a prior action (importing a test plan), specific data variation (pure integer parameter values), and a later action (editing one of the parameters that contained pure integers and saving the edit). By themselves, none of these 3 actions caused any issues. All 3 together combined to create a defect.



Automate Gherkin parsing breaks when entering a new line from the very beginning of the prior line

This is an unusual (though reasonable) user behavior. Just the kind of thing to include as variation in your test plans.


January 2, 2019


Certain plan edits would not clear the cached generated test cases

This was a regression.


December 27, 2018


More descriptive and accurate error text when editing parameter names



Can’t scroll parameter name auto-complete suggestions in auto-scripts UI


December 26, 2018


Define new parameters and parameter values during requirements import

Now when you are importing requirements, the import can contain new parameters and new parameter values that are not currently defined in your test plan. If new parameters or parameter values exist in your requirements import, they will be added to your test plan for you.


December 20, 2018


Hexawise Automate: Expected Outcome from requirement in Scenario

Adding in your Automate Scenario Outline will include any expected outcome from requirements. This only worked for Scenario Outlines, and did not work for Scenarios. It now does.



Better information is provided when exceeding 200 parameters in a test plan


December 18, 2018


Exporting out-of-date Automate script

Unless you visit the Automate script view, you may not have an up-to-date script that matches your most recent test plan changes available to export. Hexawise used to allow you to export the out-of-date Automate script, but this is rarely what you want to do. Instead now Hexawise prevents an out-of-date script from being exported.



Sample parameters for an empty test plan

Hexawise now provides an option to create a sample of some parameters and parameter values in an empty test plan.


December 12, 2018


“Stickier” Automate

If your test plan only has Automate test scripts, and no manual testing auto-scripts, then Automate will be active by default when you navigate to the Auto-scripts tab.



Define new parameters and parameter values during requirements definition

This is an exciting productivity enhancer! When defining required scenarios, you’ll often find that the scenario contains a testing idea, either a parameter or a parameter value, that your test plan does not yet account for. Before, this would mean breaking your flow of inputting required scenarios and opening the inputs tab to define a new parameter or parameter value. Now you can make these additions directly in the requirements UI.


December 8, 2018


Defect when adding a large number of parameters via bulk edit


December 6, 2018


“Smarter”, more flexible requirements importing

The requirements import used to assume the first 3 columns in the import file were the designated name, description and expected outcome columns. It now looks at the column headers.


December 5, 2018


Blank screen when exporting stale test cases

An unusual scenario involving two browser tabs editing the same test plan could result in a blank Hexawise UI after attempting to export. Not any more.


December 4, 2018


Parameter names and values that happen to match Excel formula interpreted as formula by Excel in Hexawise outputs

These are now escaped appropriately so Excel doesn’t see the cells as formulas.

Thanks to Vikramjeet for reporting the issue.


December 3, 2018


Reset button in bulk edit now disabled when it has no effect


November 29, 2018


Delete all constraints

Fixed a regression where the delete all constraints action actually deleted nothing.

“Tired, tired with nothing, tired with everything, tired with the world’s weight he had never chosen to bear.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald


November 28, 2018


Hexawise flags a test plan when you allow it to temporarily contain the conditions for a “no possible value”

Hexawise now ensures your parameter inputs and constraint logic are always working well together through the use of the generated implied value pairs (constraints). This keeps you from having any “no possible value” scenarios in your generated test cases.

There are however certain bulk modifications you can make to your test plan in bulk edit where Hexawise knows you are going to end up with “no possible value” scenarios, but we don’t want to simply prohibit those changes when you want to make them. Instead now, with this new addition, Hexawise will present a warning, and if the warning isn’t heeded the test plan will contain a banner indicating it’s in a state where some of the values in the generated test cases will contain “no possible value”. Once the inputs and constraints are brought back in sync to be logically consistent (Hexawise still helps with this where it can) the banner will clear out on its own.