Hexawise Recent Updates

May 23, 2017


Gherkin data table exports

You can export your Hexawise generated test cases in the data-driven Gherkin examples format for use in scenario outlines in your Gherkin, BDD automated tests.


May 16, 2017


Autoscript parameter name auto-completion is now case insensitive



Error when completing quizzes

This was a recent regression.


May 15, 2017


Missing hint images in quizzes



Overly constrained message in Excel export plan scorecard

This message didn’t match the web plan scorecard and the web plan scorecard was correct.

Thanks to new intern Scott for this, his first bug fix of the summer!



Duplicate requirement warning repeated when changing requirement name or expected result

It’s true the requirement is still duplicated, but the second warning is difficult to understand since all you doing is changing the name or expected result.



Special characters in truncated notes and value expansion tooltips

A classic pairwise defect, only happened when there was both special characters in the tooltip and a tooltip long enough note for truncation. Either case on its own worked with no problem.


March 17, 2017


Missing message w/ invalid mixed-strength tests

If a mixed-strength test case generation was requested with the re-apply button and an insufficient number of parameters were selected for the highest selected strength (3 for 3-way or 4 for 4-way, etc.) then the error message was missing and instead there was a blank panel.

This was a regression that started when we added the enhanced, searchable and sortable test case table.

Thanks to Ryan for reporting this bug via chat.


February 6, 2017


Special character in requirement name during Excel export

This was a 3-way defect: you had to have auto-scripts in your test plan, have a less than < character in your requirement name, and be exporting to Excel.

Thanks to Pam for reporting the issue!


January 25, 2017


Tooltips explaining “purple italics” in test case table on Auto-Scripts

The tooltips that explain “purple italics” are now also in the test case table on the Auto-Scripts page.



Truncated long parameter names were not replaced in Auto-Scripts



Instructions for achieving the “View the sample plans” achievement


November 25, 2016


Can’t specify mixed-strengths when there are more than 500 test cases

This was a classic pairwise defect that is only triggered for the pairing of multi-strength and > 500 test cases.



Can’t access “Key Concepts” links for some quizzes


November 10, 2016


Erroneous duplicate name error when using esaped colons in bulk edit


October 30, 2016


Handling very long parameter names and values in generated test case table

Very long parameter names and values are now truncated (with a tooltip to see the whole value) to save space when displaying generated test cases.


September 28, 2016


Escape colons in parameter names in bulk edit

You could always have a : in your parameter name in single parameter edits, but it wasn’t possible to add or edit parameters with colons in bulk edit since the colon character delimits the boundary between the parameter name and parameter values. Now you can escape an colon in a parameter name with : in bulk edit. Example:

Fruit: Apple, Pear, Banana
Car: Datsun, Yugo

Thanks to Eva for requesting this enhancement.



Save parameter edits after a duplicate parameter name warning in mind map

There was a defect where the save action would remain disabled after getting a warning about duplicating a parameter name when editing in the mind map view.



Rendering special characters in mind maps

Special characters that are reserved in XML would cause rendering issues in the SVG mind map display (a classic type of pair-wise data variation defect). They no longer do.



Rendering large number of test cases

When searching and sorting of generated test cases was added, we removed the prior limit of displaying 300 test cases at a time. Unfortunately as test plans get large and into the thousands of test cases, the burden on the browser JavaScript engine to parse and render all that test case data was too much for slower browsers (IE) and slower computers. We restored a limit (up to 500 now).

If you’ve generated more than 500 test cases (that’s a lot of test cases!) you can once again see them all by exporting.



Keyboard inserts in HP QC / ALM export dialog

Inserting parameters into the export fields with the keyboard was not working. Now it’s fixed.



“ampersand-quot;” could be seen in some cases in expected results rather than the “ character



Existing requirements are frozen too after freezing test cases

We decided it makes more sense to show all requirements as frozen after freezing test cases rather than leaving existing requirements as unfrozen, since existing requirements are usually modified during freezing.


September 8, 2016


Additional fields in HP QC / ALM export auto-complete

The rest of the fields in the insert drop down (plan name, test #, etc) that are not parameter names are now available via text auto-complete in the HP QC / ALM export dialog.



UI glitches in value pair dialog