Configuration by outcome matrix sample report

Azure DevOps Services

When you have multiple configurations in your product to release, you can take a decision about releasing different configurations independently based on the progress of tests made for each configuration.

Important

Power BI integration and access to the OData feed of the Analytics Service are in Preview. The sample queries provided in this article are valid only against Azure DevOps Services and depend on v3.0-preview. We encourage you to use these queries and provide us feedback. As we add features, we will post them on the Microsoft DevOps blog.

An example of the configuration by outcome matrix report is shown in the following image.

Sample - Configuration by Outcome matrix - Report

Note

This article assumes you've read Overview of Sample Reports using OData Queries and have a basic understanding of Power BI.

Prerequisites

For the report to generate useful data, the team must perform the following activities to manage test plans:

  • Define test plans, test suites, and test cases. Specify their state. For a Test Suite to run, it must be in the In Progress state. For a Test Case to run, it must be in the Ready state. For details, see Create manual test cases.

  • Define test configurations and assign then to test cases. For details, see Test different configurations.

  • Run manual tests and verify the results. Mark the results of each validation step in the test case as passed or failed. For details, see Run manual tests.

    Note

    Testers must mark a test step with a status if it is a validation test step. The overall result for a test reflects the status of all the test steps that were marked. Therefore, the test will have a status of failed if any test step is marked as failed or not marked.

Sample queries

You can paste the Power BI query listed below directly into the Get Data->Blank Query window. For more information, review Overview of sample reports using OData queries.

let 
    Source = OData.Feed ("https://analytics.dev.azure.com/{organization}/{project}/_odata/v3.0-preview/TestPoints?" 
        &"$apply=filter((TestSuite/TestPlanTitle eq '{testPlanTitle}'))" 
        &"/groupby((TestConfiguration/Name, LastResultOutcome)," 
            &"aggregate($count as Count)" 
        &")", null, [Implementation="2.0"]) 
in 
    Source

Substitution strings

Each query contains the following strings that you must substitute with your values. Don't include brackets {} with your substitution. For example if your organization name is "Fabrikam", replace {organization} with Fabrikam, not {Fabrikam}.

  • {organization} - Your organization name
  • {project} - Your team project name, or omit "/{project}" entirely, for a cross-project query
  • {testPlanTitle} - Title of your test plan. Example: Fabrikam test plan.

Query breakdown

The following table describes each part of the query.

Query partDescription
filter((TestSuite/TestPlanTitle eq '{testPlanTitle}')) Return data for only selected test plan. You can add multiple plans with a clause like filter((TestSuite/TestPlanTitle eq '{testPlanTitle1}' or TestSuite/TestPlanTitle eq '{testPlanTitle2}')). You can also apply any other filters related to test suites, test configurations here.
/groupby((TestConfiguration/Name, LastResultOutcome),Grouping the points by the test configuration names and their outcome.
/aggregate($count as Count)Aggregate data across the filtered test points with having count as Count.

Power BI transforms

In Power BI, do the following steps.

When finished, you may choose to rename columns.

  1. Expand TestConfiguration

    • Choose the expand button.

      Power BI Expand Test configuration

    • Select the fields to flatten.

      Power BI select fields to flatten

    • The table now contains entity field of TestConfiguration.Name.

      Power BI expanded test configuration

  2. Right-click a column header and select Rename...

    Power BI Rename Columns

  3. Change the type of count columns to Whole Number and percentage fields to Decimal Number.

    Power BI Change Column Type

  4. You also may want to rename the query from the default Query1, to something more meaningful.

    Power BI Rename Query

  5. Once done, choose Close & Apply to save the query and return to Power BI.

    Power BI Close & Apply

Create the report

Power BI shows you the fields you can report on.

Note

The example below assumes that no one renamed any columns.

To create the report, do the following steps:

  1. Create a Power BI visualization Matrix.
  2. Add the field TestConfiguration.Name to Rows.
  3. Add the field LastResultOutcome to Columns.
  4. Add the field Count to Values.
  5. Select Sum as aggregation for Count.

    Power BI select Sum as aggregation

Your report should look similar to the following image.

Sample - Configuration by Outcome matrix - Report

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