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Quality Center - Specific Question and then some general ones

By cupcake ·
Hey fellow TR members...

I have been tasked to do some major cleanup in our Quality Center DB, but I hate staring at the screen. I could do much better if I could print out the directory structure and then be able to 'check off' or highlight folders or tests that need editing. But I cannot find a way (short of screen shots, which I don't want to do) of printing the hierarchical structure. Does anyone know how to do this? Or even if it can be done?

Second, can anyone suggest a place or website or book that can help me improve my QC skills?

Thanks in advance!

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Big questions

by Tig2 In reply to Quality Center - Specific ...

First- what DB is your Quality Center built in? That will determine if and how you would get to the hierarchal structure.

Second- the toughest thing that you will run into is that different sources call the QC different things. A clearer understanding of WHAT the tool does for you will tell me where to send you for more comprehensive information. For instance, is your QC an element of a CMDB? Does your shop have full or partial ITIL implemented or are you focused on getting to ITIL?

Finally- the best way to approach this task may be to break it into manageable chunks. Kinda like how best to eat an elephant.

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Thanks Tig

by cupcake In reply to Big questions

Um, Quality Center is the database, its HP's Quality Center. Is that what you're asking me? It used to be Mercury, but HP purchased sometime during the last year (I think).

Right now, the primary task is to standardize for test scripts... naming, steps, etc. I am starting with the naming convention. So in the test plan, I simply want to print out the complete list of projects and the test scripts that are contain within.

Make sense?

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Printing a directory structure - TreePrint

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Quality Center - Specific ...

If all you want to do is print the directory tree on a Windows system, Google 'TreePrint'. It adds an option to your right-click menu in Explorer to print the directory tree down as many levels as you specify, or save it as a text file.

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and in

by Jaqui In reply to Printing a directory stru ...

a linux or unix environment,
open a terminal window and type:

ls -R >> ls.txt

and it gives you exactly the same thing, a recursive listing [ ls -R ] in a plain text file [ >> ls.txt ]

edit to add:

just make sure you are in the top level directory you want the listing for. or add the path/to/directory/ after the ls

and the capitol R is needed, lower case r reverses the order not recursive.

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You would think by now

by CharlieSpencer In reply to and in

Bill would have built this functionality into the OS, along with a 'Print Screen' key that actually prints the screen. I guess improving the graphics on 'Minesweeper' took priority.

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how could they

by Jaqui In reply to You would think by now

add this basic functionality?
they don't think that a command line is useful, and ls / dir are command line tools.

not to mention the critical limitation of being case ignorant, removing the capability of having all the switch options for the command line tools.

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Not quite there yet...

by cupcake In reply to Printing a directory stru ...

I appreciate everyone's suggestions, but this is within the software application HP's Quality Center, not from a Explorer directory.

Correct me if I am wrong, and I will look into TreePrint.

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Not a version of XP?

by cupcake In reply to Not quite there yet...

A quick search shows a version for 95, 98 and NT but not one for XP. Am I looking in the wrong place?

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Right place.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Not a version of XP?

The description isn't updated but it will install and function in XP. However, based on your subsequent posts I don't think it's the tool you need. I initially missed the bit about the HP app. TreePrint won't delve into that; sorry about the distraction.

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then it sounds like you need

by Jaqui In reply to Not quite there yet...

to use sql dump and include structure.

do not include content in the dump, that would include the entire database in the printout.

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