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ARD to ALM (API) export: loosing CR in description

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  • 1.  ARD to ALM (API) export: loosing CR in description

    Posted 10-11-2017 03:23 PM

    Hello,

    When exporting the test cases / path from ARD to ALM using the REST API, the formatting of edge or node description id lost.

    More precisely: a description may contain several lines formatted like this:

    - Description line 1

    - Description line 2

    - Description line 3

    - Description line 4

     

    In ALM the result will be like this:

    - Description line 1 - Description line 2 - Description line 3 - Description line 4

     

    The CR (go to line) and all those types of formatting disappeared.

    It is an issue as testers won't have a clear description of what they have to do.

     

    - Is there a tip (a specific character to add) to fix that?

    - Is it also possible, once imported in ALM, to have some parts appearing in Bold or Italic? 

     

    An eventual ideal result in ALM would be:

    - Description line 1

    - Description line 2

    - Description line 3

    - Description line 4

     

    Thanks,

    Olivier.



  • 2.  Re: ARD to ALM (API) export: loosing CR in description

    Posted 10-11-2017 03:58 PM

    Hi Olivier, 

     

    I do not think that formatting like you are describing is available with the current integration, specifically the bold or italicizing.

     

    I will double check with development to see if there are any other tips or configurations we can use. 

     

    Best regards,

    Taylor



  • 3.  Re: ARD to ALM (API) export: loosing CR in description

    Posted 10-11-2017 04:00 PM

    Thanks Gill,

     

    The most important would be to keep the CR (Go to the line) so that it will be readable by testers.



  • 4.  Re: ARD to ALM (API) export: loosing CR in description
    Best Answer

    Posted 10-12-2017 12:25 PM

    Hi Olivier, 

     

    Each of the formatting items you have mentioned have been added as an enhancement request (user story) to the ARD product backlog. Unfortunately, there is not another workaround at this time. There is not currently an ETA for the release date of these enhancements, but we can follow up again in a few weeks. 

     

    Best regards,

    Taylor



  • 5.  Re: ARD to ALM (API) export: loosing CR in description

    Posted 10-17-2017 04:55 PM

    Hello,

    It sounds that in version 2.6 there is a new way to fill in Expected Results: you click several times to "+" in order to create several lines of Expected Results. Doing this means that each line will be well formatted in ALM (I checked). 

     

    Olivier.