Hexawise Recent Updates

September 24, 2017


Test plan strength drop down in Auto-scripts

The test plan strength picker in the Auto-scripts preview panel did not reflect the selected new strength after you used it.



Use most recently generated strength when navigating to test cases

The most recently generated strength wasn’t shown first by default if 2-way strength test cases also existed. 2-way test cases were shown instead until another strength was selected.


September 21, 2017


“Hexawise 3.0”, Part 1

Today marks a big new release of some functionality that has been in beta testing for quite a few months. We started calling this set of functionality “Hexawise 3.0” internally. Specifically,

There’s too much to list everything, but some important highlights are:

  • Significantly improved performance while navigating around in a test plan. Only opening a different test plan loads a full page now.
  • Full page for viewing and editing test plan inputs, one at a time and in bulk edit
  • Full page for viewing and entering parameter value constraints.
  • Counters to quickly see which parameter values are the most constrained
  • Ability to insert parameter values in a specific spot in the parameter order, rather than only as the last parameter and moving them later
  • Ability to import requirements into an existing test plan
  • Bulk delete of requirements
  • Requirement expected results apply to any test case that matches the requirement, not just to the test case that was forced by the requirement
  • Requirements traceability sheet in HP ALM export
  • Value expansions are now per specific parameter value, not per “string match” across the whole plan.
  • Localization of the majority of the Hexawise application into Japanese. こんにちは
  • Localization of the majority of the Hexawise application into Esperanto. Nedankinde.

We are calling this “Part 1” as there are other substantial improvements under the “Hexawise 3.0” umbrella that have not yet been rolled out.

We hope you enjoy the vastly improved Hexawise experience and are very appreciative of the customers that have been beta testing this with us for the past few months.

Drop us a note or a chat message to let us know what you think!


June 20, 2017


Special characters in parameter name replacement in HP QC / ALM export

Parameter name→value replacement in test case name and test case description fields of the HP QC / ALM export was not working properly if the parameter name contained certain special characters (a classic pairwise defect).

Thanks to Kavya for reporting the issue.


June 12, 2017


Issues with reviewing passed quizzes on Chrome

A 2-way error, browser specific.



Issue where export dialog allowed an export request exporting without a file format selected


June 1, 2017


Another issue with quiz images



Numeric range values that are replacements for conflicting any values choices were not expanding

A relatively rare 3-way defect in production. To trigger the issue you needed a test case with any “any value” that was then replaced with a value that happened to cause a value pair constraint violation so was then replaced with a value that happened to be a range. In this case, the range stayed as is and was not changed to a value within the numeric range.



Unable to move between questions when reviewing a prior quiz that you passed.

Chrome specific, so a 2-way defect.


May 31, 2017


Thawing test cases preserver prior requirements

If you have some requirements, then freeze your test cases, and later need to thaw the test cases, your required test cases are preserved. Your prior required test cases will then contain a value for all parameters, but they will no longer be removed completely when you thaw.


May 27, 2017


Hexawise help contains links to new user guides

Getting started, intermediate and advanced user guides are available in the Hexawise help.



Disabled export styling and text

Improve disabled disabled state and disabled message when HP ALM and Gherkin export are disabled.


May 23, 2017


Gherkin data table exports

You can export your Hexawise generated test cases in the data-driven Gherkin examples format for use in scenario outlines in your Gherkin, BDD automated tests.


May 16, 2017


Autoscript parameter name auto-completion is now case insensitive



Error when completing quizzes

This was a recent regression.


May 15, 2017


Special characters in truncated notes and value expansion tooltips

A classic pairwise defect, only happened when there was both special characters in the tooltip and a tooltip long enough note for truncation. Either case on its own worked with no problem.



Missing hint images in quizzes



Overly constrained message in Excel export plan scorecard

This message didn’t match the web plan scorecard and the web plan scorecard was correct.

Thanks to new intern Scott for this, his first bug fix of the summer!



Duplicate requirement warning repeated when changing requirement name or expected result

It’s true the requirement is still duplicated, but the second warning is difficult to understand since all you doing is changing the name or expected result.


March 17, 2017


Missing message w/ invalid mixed-strength tests

If a mixed-strength test case generation was requested with the re-apply button and an insufficient number of parameters were selected for the highest selected strength (3 for 3-way or 4 for 4-way, etc.) then the error message was missing and instead there was a blank panel.

This was a regression that started when we added the enhanced, searchable and sortable test case table.

Thanks to Ryan for reporting this bug via chat.


February 6, 2017


Special character in requirement name during Excel export

This was a 3-way defect: you had to have auto-scripts in your test plan, have a less than < character in your requirement name, and be exporting to Excel.

Thanks to Pam for reporting the issue!


January 25, 2017


Tooltips explaining “purple italics” in test case table on Auto-Scripts

The tooltips that explain “purple italics” are now also in the test case table on the Auto-Scripts page.



Truncated long parameter names were not replaced in Auto-Scripts



Instructions for achieving the “View the sample plans” achievement


November 25, 2016


Can’t specify mixed-strengths when there are more than 500 test cases

This was a classic pairwise defect that is only triggered for the pairing of multi-strength and > 500 test cases.