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17 January, 2023

What’s New in ALM/QC 17.0: 3 Release Highlights

Micro Focus has released ALM/Quality Center 17.0. This is the latest version of their class-leading software quality management/test management tool.

To help you get acquainted with this new version, we’ve selected our top 3 release highlights:

  1. Web Runner Enhancements
  2. New Analysis Features
  3. REST API Updates

If you’re not familiar with ALM/QC, it is the direct descendant of HP Quality Center and Mercury Test Director.

ALM/QC excels in traditional (e.g., waterfall) software projects. It is easily the best quality and test management tool in these situations.

Check out the video below for a look at what’s new in ALM Quality Center 17.0 and read on for our highlights.

ALM/QC – 3 Release Highlights

ALM/QC includes several new featuresWe’ve gone through them and picked out these 3 release highlights for you:

1. Web Runner Enhancements

You can now use any browser to perform the most common ALM/QC tasks.

Web Runner allows you to access your ALM/QC projects direct from a browser, without needing to download the ALM client. 

Web Runner enhancements include:

  • The Releases tab is now available
  • The Requirements tab is now available
  • Admin Reports
  • You can now sort the Defects tab by columns, and resize, show and hide defect columns

2. New Analysis Features

The ability to analyse and visually assess data has long been one of QC’s strengths. Now, ALM/QC 17.0 comes with more useful tools and features to make reporting easier than ever

New graph type: Test Execution Treemap      

The Test Execution Treemap lets you quickly visualise the test execution results of your test sets. It shows the test execution status of each test set under the filtered test set folder.

Check out the Treemap image below to see what it looks like:

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For more information, visit Test Execution Treemap.

Filter historical data for defect summary graphs    

You can now filter a defect summary graph to view records that have specified changes during specified periods.

For details, see Configure summary graphs.

New project report: Test Set Execution Preview Report    

Test Set Execution Preview Report is a new predefined project report in the Test Lab module. You can use it to preview tests with parameters being set with actual values before executing them.

To learn more, check out the Project reportson the ALM Help Center.

3. Admin Reports

You can use Admin Reports to access important system data easily. This helps you understand your system usage, such as the number of active and inactive projects and the size of repositories and databases.

You can call the following REST API method to generate an admin report:

http://<ALM server>:<port number>/qcbin/v2/sa/api/admin-report

Visit the Micro Focus Admin Reports page for more information.

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Stephen Davis is the founder of Calleo Software, a OpenText (formerly Micro Focus) Gold Partner. His passion is to help test professionals improve the efficiency and effectiveness of software testing.

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