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Difference between TD 8.0(Test director) and QC 8.0 (Quality Center).

The following table highlights the main differences between Test Director 8.0 and Quality
Center 8.0.

Subject Test Director 8.0 Quality Center 8.0

Technology • C++ • Back-end is Java based

• Runs on application servers

Operating Systems Microsoft Windows • Microsoft Windows

• Red Hat Linux

• Solaris

Clustering Single server only Full clustering support

Database Connectivity • Requires database • Does not require database client

client installation installation
• Direct access to a database
• ADO interface server using a JDBC type 4


Repository Domain repository (TD_Dir). Repository divided into two


• QC directory for default and

user-defined domains.

• SA directory for Site

Administrator data

Virtual Directory Virtual directory name is • Quality Center server virtual

tdbin directory name is qcbin.

• Site Administrator server virtual

directory name is sabin.

Supported Databases • Microsoft Access • Microsoft SQL

• Microsoft SQL
• Oracle • Oracle

• Sybase
Site Administrator Data Data stored in the doms.mdb Data stored in the Site Administrator
(domains, projects, and users) file schema on a database server

Common Settings Data stored in the file system Data stored in the database

User Authentication Windows authentication LDAP authentication

How will you generate the defect ID in test director? Is it generated

automatically or not?

Click on the New Defect to post the defect in the issues section and add the description,
Summary, details of the defect like O/s, to whom the defect is concerned , severity and the
product version etc and click on the submit button - the defect Id is generated automatically.

How many versions are there in Test Director?

1) When did Test Director 8.0 has released?
2) What's the difference between Test Director 7.0 and 8.0?

There are many versions starting from 5.0,6.0,7.0,8.0,9.0,and latest 10.0

TD 8.0 was released in the year 2006 I guess
TD 9.0 was released in the year April 2007.
In 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 there is no requirement tab. after that it was included.
In 8.0 there is a requirement tab and the difference between the 7.0 and 8.0 is requirements
The difference between 8.0 and 9.0 is the defects tab in 8.0 is changed to issues tab and there
is an enhancement with the menu options.

How many types of reports can be generated using Test Director?

Reports on Test Director display information about test requirements, the test plan, test runs,
and defect tracking. Reports can be generated from each Test Director module using the
default settings, or you can customize them. When customizing a report, you can apply filters
and sort conditions, and determine the layout of the fields in the report. You can further
customize the report by adding sub-reports. You can save the settings of your reports as
favourite views and reload them as needed.

Reports available in Requirements Module:

Standard Requirements:


Requirements with Coverage tests

Requirements with coverage tests and steps

Requirements with associated defects

Reports available in Test plan module:

Standard test planning

Subject tree

Tests with design steps

Tests with covered requirements

Tests with associated defects

Reports available in test Lab module:

Current test set

Cross test set

Cross test set with tests

Current test set with failed test runs

Cross test set with failed test runs

Reports available in Defects module:

Standard defects

Tabular defects

Defects with associated tests and runs

Fixed or rejected defects

Fixed or rejected defects detected by current user

Opened defects and assigned to current user

How to import data from an excel sheet to Test director?

1. Install Excel Addin

2. Select the Rows in Excel which u want Upload to TD

3. Then Select Export to Test Director option Under Tools Menu

How many tabs are in test director?

There are 4 tabs available in Test director.

1. Requirement -> to track the customer requirements

2. Testplan -> to design the test cases & to store the test scripts

3. Testlab -> to execute the test sets & track the results

4. Defect -> to log a defect & to track the logged defects

How can we add requirements to test cases in Test director?

Just we can use the option of add requirement.

Two kinds of requirements are available in TD.

1. Parent requirement

2. Child requirement

Parent requirement is nothing but Title of the requirements its covers high level functions of
the requirements.

Child requirement is nothing but sub - Title of the requirements its covers low level functions
of the requirement. OR

You can add requirements to test cases in two ways; either from Requirements tab or Test
Plan tab. Navigate to the appropriate Requirement and right click, you can find the menu to
map the test case and the vice versa is available in Test plan tab. OR

In the test plan view, click on the required test plan, on the window pan click on the Req.
coverage tab, to add click on the 'select red' icon(2nd row, first from the left). A list of
requirements will open to the right. Select any requirement you want to link to this particular
test case and click on the left arrow key on this window. The particular req. would be linked to
this particular test case.

Test director in real time project

Once completed the preparing of the test cases.

1. Export the test cases in to Test Director. (It will contain total 8 steps).

2. The test cases will be loaded in the Test Plan module.

3. Once the execution is started, we move the test cases from Test Plan tab to the Test Lab

4. In Test Lab, we execute the test cases and put as pass or fail or incomplete. We generate
the graphs in the test lab for daily report and sent to the onsite (where ever you want to

5. If you got any defects and raise the defect in the defect module. When raising the defect,
attach the defect with the screen shot.
(ii) If you want to start from the scratch, you have to create business requirement through the
req. tab of test director. It can have main requirements and subsequent child requirements.
Once you create and get it approved, you are ready to start creating test plan and test cases
for each and every individual business requirement.

2> There may be many test plans. For every test plans there may be many test cases. Start
with creating test plan for every business requirement, starting from the main
requirement, develop corresponding test plans. Every parent test plan will have child test plan
for every corresponding child requirement.

3> Once the test cases and design scripts are developed, transfer them into test lab. Where
they can be run as manual or automated test cases.

4>for each run of the test case, you can report a defect and enter into defect report on defect

Run reports from Test Director?

Open the test director project.

Display the requirements module.

Chose report

Analysis>Reports>Standard Requirements Report.

What is the main purpose to storing requirement in TD?

The main purpose for storing requirements in test director is to ensure 100% test coverage of
the requirement. You can create a test plan/tests which if done correctly can be automatically
mapped to the requirements. So the end result would be that once an individual runs the test
selected in the test lab, it will show not only the coverage but also pass/fail/no runs.

Purpose to storing requirement in TD is it keeps the testing effort on track and measures the
application against business-user needs. Test Director’s Requirements Manager links test cases
to application functional requirements, ensuring traceability throughout the testing process.
Using TD, you can easily see what percentage of the application functional requirements are
covered by tests, how many of these tests have been run, and how many have passed or

What is the procedure to upload certain number of test cases from

word doc to Test director?

In the home page of TD, click on Add-ins page - >click on

More Test Director Add-ins

Link -> now click on Microsoft Word Add-in - >click on Download Add-in (build number to download the add ins.