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This page outlines the key functionality and tasks that should be tested for each Dataverse upgrade.

For release testing, https://dvtest.scholarsportal.info should be used. Note that this environment has e-mail disabled.

Release notes

4.19: https://github.com/IQSS/dataverse/releases/tag/v4.19

4.18.1: https://github.com/IQSS/dataverse/releases/tag/v4.18.1

4.18: https://github.com/IQSS/dataverse/releases/tag/v4.18

Highlights

  • API tokens now have and indicate an expiry date
  • Improved messaging on the login page
  • Internationalization of the Shibboleth login page
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Bug fixes

Testing

Accounts

TaskTested byTester NotesSP Notes
Log into an existing account using Shibboleth


Log into an existing account using username/password


Create a new account via Shibboleth


Create a new account using username/password


Generate an API token for your account




Reset your account password


Update your account information


Create a new account using 'Other' for Affiliation


Email validation working 


Log out


Log in


Exploring & Finding Data

TaskTested byTester NotesSP Notes
Explore a dataset in the Data Explorer


Search for a dataset


Use the "Advanced Search" to find a dataset


Download single file, multiple files, download all files


Test downloading options for .tab file type


Creating, Uploading, Publishing & Removing Data

TaskTested byTester NotesSP Notes
Create a new Dataverse


Create a new dataset, including uploading data


Publish a Dataverse


Upload different file sizes (e.g. 1MB, 500MB, 2GB)


Upload .zip, double .zip, .csv


Upload .zip and verify the file hierarchy


Add files and verify version number of dataset


Deaccession a published dataset


Data Curation Tool (DCT)

TaskTested byTester NotesSP Notes
Open the DCT for a tabular file from the dataset page


Open the DCT for a tabular file from the file page


Open the DCT with the language set to French


Edit a file in the DCT and save changes to Dataverse


Create a group in the DCT and add variables to it


View the HTML codebook to verify changes made in the DCT


Permissions & Access Control

TaskTested ByTester NotesSP Notes
Request access to a file


Approve a request to access a file


Give permissions to a group (e.g. an IP group)

IP groups not available
Give permissions to individuals


Create a private URL for your dataset, and access it in a new window (not logged in - e.g. incognito)


Metadata

TaskTested ByTester NotesSP Notes
Publish a dataset with html tags and special characters (e.g. '&') in the metadata


Edit metadata and verify version numbering


Multilingual Support

TaskTested ByTester NotesSP Notes
Toggle to French interface


Verify characters in menus


Scan for inconsistencies


Login page translations

"Universite Concordia - BCI" is coming from their attribute metadata

API

TaskTested By

Tester Notes

SP Notes
Retrieve SWORD service document


Add files to a dataset via SWORD API


Test metadata export


Miscellaneous

TaskTested ByTester NotesSP Notes
Submit a question through the support form

Email disabled
Create dataset guestbook, download guestbook


Check Scholars Portal Dataverse Guide ("About") and the User Guide


Share datasets


Cite datasets


Thumbnails viewable on Dataverse landing page


Integrations

TaskTested By

Tester Notes

SP Notes
Integrate with Open Science Framework (OSF)


Add ORCID


Superadmin functionalities (can only be tested by SP team)

TaskTested By

Tester Notes

SP Notes
Test dataset linking functionality


Manage users in dashboard


Manage harvesting server, create a new harvesting set, check OAI links


Create a new affiliation group


Edit an existing affiliation group


Move dataset using API and UI




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