Step group is a set of Test Steps, that are used together to perform a task.
For Example, testing login for an application is common for many test cases. In that case, we can create a step group with the steps required for a login process and later we can use the same step group wherever we need to perform login thus avoiding duplicate creation of same steps. Only the login credentials such as username and password and UI identifiers for the page needs to be modified.
In Testsigma, Step Groups are implemented as a variation of Test Cases i.e you can create Step Groups in a manner similar to the creation of a Test Case.
You can add a Step Group to a Test Case just like adding any other Test Step. The only difference is that a Test Step is a single step/action whereas a Step Group is a set of Test Steps.
Steps for creating and using a Step Group
Before adding a Step Group to a Test Case, we need to create one. Once the Step Group is created, we can start using them in our Test Cases.
The steps to be followed in creating and using a Step Group can be summarized as follows:
1. First of all, create a Step Group using the Create Test Case page.
Please refer this article for more details on the creation of Step Groups - How To create a Step Group in Manual Test Case?
2. Secondly, add the required Test Steps to the Step Group just as we add Test Steps in Test Cases.
In our case, we can add steps for logging into an Application.
Please refer this article for more details on the creation of Test Steps - How to add/edit/delete manual Test Step?
3. Finally, navigate to the Test Case where we need to add the Step Group and perform the following steps:
Click on the Create Test Step button to open the Create Test Step wizard. Select the Step Group radio button and the Action Text field changes to a Step Group selector containing already created Step Groups as shown below:
Select the Step Group that you want to include in this Test Case, make the necessary changes in remaining fields if necessary and click on the Create button to add the Step Group in this Test Case.