Chosen order of Test Cases is being lost when the test is being run - by Dan Wyatt

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ID 719308 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 1
Opened 1/19/2012 1:17:29 AM
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When updating the order of Test Cases in a Test Suite, the chosen order is often lost when the test tab is selected, which means that we have to add a number to the title of the test case, and run the test cases individually as a work-around.

Running the entire suite results in test cases being presented in the incorrect order, and attempting to return to the plan tab shows the cases in the correct order.
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Posted by Microsoft on 4/29/2014 at 12:24 PM
Thank you for reporting this issue. This issue has been fixed in Visual Studio 2013. You can install a trial version of Visual Studio 2013 with the fix from:
Posted by Microsoft on 11/16/2012 at 6:07 AM
Hi Dan,

You are correct that the problem is still there when MTM 2012 is used with old Tfs server (i.e. 2010). But once you upgrade your Tfs server to Tfs 2012, then you should not observe this problem.

Please try with an upgraded server and do let us know in case it still does not work for you.

Visual Studio Product Team
Posted by Dan Wyatt on 11/8/2012 at 7:28 AM
We have installed Microsoft Test Manager 2012, but have not yet installed TFS 2012. This issue has not been fixed. The Chosen order of test cases is still being lost after updating in the plan tab and switching to the test tab.
Posted by Dan Wyatt on 2/1/2012 at 1:00 AM
Brilliant, thanks.

Do you have a date for the Beta/full release yet?
Posted by Microsoft on 1/26/2012 at 8:28 PM

Thanks again for reporting the issue. If this is an issue in ordering the static suites, this issue has been fixed in the next major release

Posted by Dan Wyatt on 1/23/2012 at 6:22 AM
Please see the attached files which demonstrate this bug on a collection of Suites I have been working on for a number of weeks.

The Suites are not requirements based and the test cases have been run and set back to active, amended, added to, new cases have been added and some cases removed during that time.

To work around this bug, we are prefixing the titles of our Test Cases with a code relating to the area path followed by a number to denote the order that the Test Cases should be run in.

1.png - Plant tab shows my Test Cases in the order that I need them in
2.png - Again shows my Test Cases are already in the order than I need them in. Whether I select Apply changes or Don't apply changes has no effect on the outcome
3.png - Shows the same suite in the Test Tab - Note that the order of the P11d04 and P11d02 test cases has been switched.
Posted by Microsoft on 1/23/2012 at 3:33 AM

Thanks a lot for your feedback. It would really help us if you could provide us with some more information.

1. Could you mention in a bit more detail, the steps that you are using for ordering the tests? If you are just sorting the tests, then ordering may not follow the same. You would need to click on the order button in Plan tab, specify the ordering and apply the changes

2. also, is it a static suite or a query based suite or a requirement based suite? The order button is available only in the static suites.

For more info refer to
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