You can use the
dialog box to merge another result into the active test-plan result file.
A results file consists of a series of results sets, one set for each test plan run. Merging such results sets is useful when:
- Sections of the test plan are run separately, either by one person or by several people, and you need to create a single
report on the testing process. For example, let’s say that yesterday you ran a section of the test plan consisting of 20 tests
and today you ran a different section of the test plan consisting of 10 tests. The merged results set would have today's date
and would consist of the results of 30 tests.
- A newer version of a test plan is updated with new tests or sub-plans and you want a single results set to reflect the execution
of the original test plan along with the additional tests or sub-plans. For example, if yesterday you ran a test plan consisting
of 20 tests and another test plan with 10 tests, and today you added the second test plan to the first test plan as a sub-plan,
the merged results set of yesterdays runs would have yesterday's date and would consist of the results of 30 tests.