Cannot update Tested build and Configuration for Test Run and Test Result using TFS rest API

Tony May 21 Reputation points
2020-07-08T14:05:29.997+00:00

After every automated test run I use the TFS rest API to update test results for a new test run to a test plan. First I create a new test run:

POST URL = http://<IP>:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection/_apis/test/runs?api-version=3.0

JSON = {'name':'run 1','build':{'id':1234},'buildPlatform':'x86','buildFlavor':'Release','plan':{'id':'4321'},configIds:[1111,2222],'startedDate':'08-07-2020 11:00:00Z','isAutomated':'true','comment':'automated test run 1','pointIds':[7777,8888,9999]}

I then update the results for each test ran in the test plan:

PATCH URL = http://<IP>:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection/_apis/test/runs/2323/results?api-version=3.0

JSON = [{'outcome':'Passed','state':'Completed','testPoint':{'id':7777},'comment':'test comment','automated':true,'automatedTestName':'Test1.sikuli','testCaseTitle':'Test1','testCase':{'id':7676},'id':7677,'priority':'2','buildReference':{'id':1234},'configuration':{'id':1111,'name':'Windows 10'},'computerName':'Desktop PC','completedDate':'08-07-2020 11:10:00Z','createdDate':'08-07-2020 11:00:00Z','startedDate':'08-07-2020 11:00:00Z','durationInMs':'600000'}]

However, when I view the test run result on TFS Web, the 'Tested build' is 'not available' and the 'Configuration' does not match the configuration specified in the JSON.

Additionally, when I list the most recent test runs, the 'Build Number' column does have the build number used, but when I view the summary of a test run the 'Tested build' is 'not available'.

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong with my JSON payloads and whether what I am trying to do with the rest APIs is possible? Basically I want to specify for each test run of the test plan, the build that was tested for that test run, for each test case of the test run I want to specify the build tested and the configuration used (not all the test cases are run on the same Windows OS and so I would like to indicate via the configuration which Windows OS the test cases was run on)

Please do not fixate on Ids not correlating in the JSON payload, I have just put dummy values in, I was more interested in posting the JSON structure used. The JSON payloads work in the sense that I get test runs created and test results posted that I can see via TFS Web, but I cannot get the 'Configuration' field or the 'Tested build' field to change.

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  1. Anonymous
    2020-07-08T14:36:21.607+00:00

    TFS is not currently supported here on QnA. They're actively answering questions in dedicated forums here.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/spaces/22/index.html

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