Hexawise Recent Updates

September 18, 2018


Issue deleting selected scenario with backspace key in Hexawise Automate



Inconsistent behavior when typing double enter (depends on speed of user) in Hexawise Automate



Changing test plan strength while viewing scripts in Hexawise Automate



Restricting test cases included in a feature file in the script’s Background section

Including {[Parameter]Parameter Value} text in the scripts background section limits the entire feature file to test cases that match the selection(s).



Better @tagging support in Gherkin in Hexawise Automate


September 11, 2018


Hexawise Automate getting started guide

Available here


August 27, 2018


Include requirements expected outcomes in your Hexawise Automate test scripts

The syntax is:

<Expected Outcome>

Anywhere in your test script steps.



Export mind map images

Like the McRib sandwich, it’s back!

Unlike the McRib, downloadable mind map images are greatly improved from before with support for plans that are larger than 25 parameters, and the option to download a bitmap (PNG) or vector-based (SVG) file.



Generate Gherkin Scenarios for every test case

In addition to the Gherkin Examples data-table driven Scenario Outline sections, Hexawise Automate will now generate a Scenario outline for every test case in the exported feature file whenever any step in the Scenario references the test cases with either the parameter syntax:

<Parameter name>

or the parameter value syntax:

{[Parameter name]Parameter value}


Panel header bar scrolls away when scrolling Hexawise Automate test scripts



Delete all option for clearing all existing constraints


August 22, 2018


Regression when exporting Excel file with special characters

Certain special characters such as < and & would result in corrupted Excel export files in some cases.



Issue with resizable text area in notes dialog

Fixed by no longer being resizable.


July 20, 2018


Click “Save Anyway” from the parameter size warning dialog and you get 2 progress spinners


July 10, 2018


Issues editing plans from the mind map


June 26, 2018


Regression in copying plans

Pairwise regression when plan is copied and selection is to not choose or create a project for the copy, the copy didn’t complete.


June 22, 2018


Specific editing the name of parameter value involved in a uni/bi-directional married pair could cause issues

This pairwise defect only occurred when editing the parameter value’s name directly by clicking on it on the Constraints screen. Editing the parameter values or bulk editing all the parameters didn’t trigger the issue.


June 19, 2018


Option to bring back Hexawise Automate usage tips if you hid them



Manage plans dialog regression

Bolding of the current plan’s name in the Your Test Plans dialog was missing, and the redirect out of the plan when deleting the currently active plan was also broken.


June 13, 2018


Parameter value replacement in auto-scripts expected results

For a situation in your auto-scripts like the following:

Step 2: Select Audit Schedule Type as {Audit Schedule Type}

Expected result: When Audit Schedule Type is Premium Reports Then Additional fields are not hidden and user should fill them as follows: Payment Plan Code should be {Payment Plan Code} select “{Schedule Basis}” from the Schedule Basis dropdown

Without the ability to include a parameter replacement such as {Schedule Basis} and {Payment Plan Code} in the expected result, creating the desired auto-script was not as easy and straight forward as it should be.


June 11, 2018


Regression in “Your Plans” dialog

Error in specific cases when opening the “Your Plans” dialog without a plan already open.



Added font icons to network test page

An 8th test to make sure browser settings are ready for effective use of Hexawise.


June 5, 2018


User support forums

Most of our user support has moved to Test Design Expert chat so we discontinued the support forums due to lack of use.


May 30, 2018


Update minimum browser version support

New minimum browser versions are:

  • IE 10
  • Safari 11
  • Edge 40
  • Firefox 50
  • Chrome 50

May 29, 2018


Visual design of export dialog

In addition to the improved visuals, Hexawise’s export capabilities received all new plumbing under the covers to better support customer specific custom export options, and to set the stage for additional export formats that are being worked on.