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Test Scribe is a tool for generating documentation about TCM (Test Case Management) artifacts. Testers can use a stand-alone client to connect to a TFS 2010 server/project. With a Test Plan selected, users are able to generate a Test Plan Document, including information about the plan, the suite hierarchy, and each test case contained in the suites.


You can download the Test Scribe from Visual Studio Gallery here:

Once you install this tool, open the Microsoft Test Manager and you will notice that there is a new drop down added to MTM called Tools.

It provides two tabs, one is Test Plan Summary and another is Test Run Summary. You have to select Test Plans or Test Run and when you click on Generate button, it will export the Test Plan and Test Run Summary details into a word document.

Test Plan Summary:  Test Plan provides the details about Test Plan Status, Available Configurations, Test Suites, Test Suites Hierarchy, Test Cases and also the available Test Steps in each Test Case.


Test Run Summary: It provides details about outcome of the Test Runs, how many Test Cases have been executed in each Test Run and how many Test Cases are successfully completed or failed.



Posted on Sunday, August 8, 2010 2:31 PM Team Fondation Server , Microsoft Test manager | Back to top

Comments on this post: Test Scribe - Document generating tool for Test Manager

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Is there ability to export same information to the Excel file,
without using team foundation server reports, just through dropdown menu like this?
Left by Ilya Sleganzov on Nov 21, 2010 1:17 PM

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Does Test Scribe generates reports ONLY manually?
Or is there any way to call it programmatically from command line like TCM ?

Thank you.
Left by Nuno Senica on Dec 29, 2010 8:04 PM

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I am using Test Scribe. It runs fine for one test case but whenever I run it via Test Manager for the more than 1 executed Test Cases (lets say 10), I always get the following error:

Running transformation: Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client.FieldDefinitionNotExistException: TF26027: A field definition Microsoft.VSTS.Common.Priority in the work item type definition file does not exist. Add a definition for this field or remove the reference to the field and try again.
at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client.FieldDefinitionCollection.get_Item(String name)
at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client.FieldCollection.get_Item(String name)
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextTemplatingDB93822104C6B46038796F0876FF8468.GeneratedTextTransformation.TransformText() in c:\Users\tfs\AppData\Local\Temp\5fzslly0.0.cs:line 456
at Microsoft.VisualStudio.TextTemplating.TransformationRunner.RunTransformation(TemplateProcessingSession session, String source, ITextTemplatingEngineHost host, String& result)
Left by sandeela on Jun 11, 2012 10:10 AM

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