Copying and cloning test suites and test cases

TFS offers two types of copy operations for test suites and test cases, namely, copy and clone. Copy uses a mechanism called shallow copy that simply creates a reference to the artifact. If any amendment is made to the artifact, it reflects into all its references. Clone uses a mechanism called deep copy; the new artifacts have no reference back to its origin and is not impacted by any updates made to the original artifact. A common scenario for using shallow copy is when testing using the same scripts across multiple iterations. On the other hand, a common scenario for deep copy is creating a regression test script by copying several existing test suites and test cases. In this recipe, you'll learn ...

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