Run the Remaining Steps

In a Test case, there are totally 15 steps. while on execution 12 steps is failed, Do we need to run the remaining steps 13, 14, 15? Explain

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  • Oct 15th, 2010

No need, if the defects arised in the flow of the application. But, in some cases where the test steps are independent, it is neccessary to run the remaining steps.

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  • Jan 13th, 2011

If the steps are dependent on the step failed then we do not need to run the remaining steps. If the steps are independent then we need to execute the remaining steps.

eg:Scenario:If we are testing a report and it pulls data for 2 different categories and category 1 have 6 components, category2 has 7 components which needs to be tested and we have a sum field which is sum of the components. In this case we run the report and have to test the category 1 and 2
Independent Steps:If category 1 failed we still continue to test category 2 to ensure that its working as per requirements
Dependent steps: If one component is missing in the category1 then its waste of time to test if sum field is populated correctly

because of Step 12 then upcoming steps like step-13,14,15  are impacted there is no necessary to execute the other steps if it is not then we can execute the other steps.

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  • Oct 14th, 2011

Ok, what would you do if step 12 prevents/blocks you from further testing? If it doesn't, then wouldn't you be curious to check what happens at the end?

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