John Jenkins John Jenkins - 2 months ago 27
C# Question

How to add an attachment to a test set in ALM OTA via c#?

I run the following code but nothing shows up in ALM:

AttachmentFactory attachmentFactory = (AttachmentFactory)tsTest.Attachments;
TDAPIOLELib.Attachment attachment = (TDAPIOLELib.Attachment)attachmentFactory.AddItem("test");
attachment.Post();


The AddItem method on the second line keeps asking for "object ItemData" but I have no idea what that is exactly. HP has such poor documentation that there is really nothing explaining it. Does anyone know how to programatically using c# add a file attachment to a test run in HP ALM?

Answer

After much pain and research I have found an answer. I'm sure there are other ways of accomplishing this that are more efficient but since HP's documentation is the worst on the planet this is the best I could come up with. If anyone has a better way I would LOVE to see it so please post it!

I hope this helps!

try
{
    if (qcConn.Connected)
    {
        string testFolder = @"Root\YourFolder";

        TestSetTreeManager tsTreeMgr = (TestSetTreeManager)qcConn.TestSetTreeManager;
        TestSetFolder tsFolder = (TestSetFolder)tsTreeMgr.get_NodeByPath(testFolder);
        AttachmentFactory attchFactory = (AttachmentFactory)tsFolder.Attachments;
        List tsList = tsFolder.FindTestSets("YourTestNameHere", false, null);

        foreach (TestSet ts in tsList)
        {
            TestSetFolder tstFolder = (TestSetFolder)ts.TestSetFolder;
            TSTestFactory tsTestFactory = (TSTestFactory)ts.TSTestFactory;
            List mylist = tsTestFactory.NewList("");
            foreach (TSTest tsTest in mylist)
            {
                RunFactory runFactory = (RunFactory)tsTest.RunFactory;
                Run run = (Run)runFactory.AddItem("NameYouWantDisplayedInALMRuns");
                run.CopyDesignSteps();

                //runResult just tells me if overall my test run passes or fails - it's not built in. It was my way of tracking things though the code.
                if(runResult)
                    run.Status = "Failed";
                else
                    run.Status = "Passed";
                run.Post();

                //Code to attach an actual file to the test run.
                AttachmentFactory attachmentFactory = (AttachmentFactory)run.Attachments;
                TDAPIOLELib.Attachment attachment = (TDAPIOLELib.Attachment)attachmentFactory.AddItem(System.DBNull.Value);
                attachment.Description = "Attach via c#";
                attachment.Type = 1;
                attachment.FileName = "C:\\Program Files\\ApplicationName\\demoAttach.txt";
                attachment.Post();

                //Code to attach a URL to the test run
                AttachmentFactory attachmentFactory = (AttachmentFactory)run.Attachments;
                TDAPIOLELib.Attachment attachment = (TDAPIOLELib.Attachment)attachmentFactory.AddItem(System.DBNull.Value);
                //Yes, set the description and FileName to the URL.
                attachment.Description = "http://www.google.com";
                attachment.Type = 2;
                attachment.FileName = "http://www.google.com";
                attachment.Post();

                //If your testset has multiple steps and you want to update 
                //them to pass or fail
                StepFactory rsFactory = (StepFactory)run.StepFactory;
                dynamic rdata_stepList = rsFactory.NewList("");
                var rstepList = (TDAPIOLELib.List)rdata_stepList;
                foreach (dynamic rstep in rstepList)
                {
                    if (SomeConditionFailed)
                            rstep.Status = "Failed";
                        else
                            rstep.Status = "Passed";
                        rstep.Post();
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        rstep.Status = "No Run";
                        rstep.Post();
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }
}
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