Couldnt able to capture all steps while exploratory testing

Category: visual studio mtm


Sruthi Shaju on Wed, 11 May 2016 12:30:20

while doing the exploratory testing , only partial sequences were captured in the test case, but while creating bug all steps that i had done is shown there.

also there are some blank steps were created (steps with serial number only).

pls advice any solution for the above case

thanks in advance


lake Xiao on Thu, 12 May 2016 02:00:53

Hi Sruthi Shaju,

Thanks for your post.

Could you please tell me what's the version of your MTM and TFS server?

Please try running your MTM as administrator then try it again.

I did a test in my side using MTM 2015. And it works well for me, the test steps in test case and in the bug are the same.

Please Open with the Explore Options, use Default settings then do the explore test again.

In addition, I suppose there might be related to the application which you used to do explore test.

Please also try to do the explore test with some simple actions, like in IE browser, mouse move and click action. Check whether it has the same problem.

Best Regards,

Lake Xiao

Sruthi Shaju on Thu, 12 May 2016 06:07:31

the version of MTM is 2013 and I am  running it as administrator,

the steps are blank like below, and I tested a windows application not a web application

lake Xiao on Thu, 12 May 2016 07:18:20

Hi Sruthi Shaju,

Thanks for your quick response.

I just tested the windows form application, and still works well in my side.

Please change another windows application then try it again to check whether the cause is in your windows app.

By the way, if it still has the same problem. I suppose there might be something wrong with your MTM. Try to repair it then try it again.

Best Regards,

Lake Xiao