Checking for duplicate defects

IBM® Engineering Test Management incorporates tools to help you check for possible duplicate defects.

You can check for duplicate defects in the following locations:

  • Related Defects panel: The Related Defects panel is displayed on the Browse Test Case Execution Records, Execution Result, and Script Execution views. The Related Defects panel includes open and blocking defects. The defects shown are the defects that are associated with the results of the test cases and test scripts used by the selected resources.
  • Blocking Defects panel: The Blocking Defects panel is displayed on the Browse Test Case Execution Records view. This panel includes the blocking defects that are common to the selected test case execution records. For example, if Defect 1 and Defect 2 are blocking Test Case Execution Record 1 and Defect 2 and Defect 3 are blocking Test Case Execution Record 2, then the Blocking Defects panel displays Defect 2 (when both test case execution records are selected), because Defect 2 is a blocking defect for both test case execution records.