How do I create a requirements with a parameter that is not on the list

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I want to create a specific scenario by selecting from the list of parameter defined, but add manually some specific parameter values that can only happen in specific combinations of defined parameters.  If I create a new parameter in the list, the tool will try to create permutations for it. Rather than creating exclusions across all available parameter entries, is there an easier way of creating a requirement and add my own parameter values to create a unique scenario?

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Ilhan Dilber

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Sean Johnson, CTO

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Ilhan, I think I understand the "what" of what you're asking for, a parameter value that occurs only in a requirement, so it's only ever covered by that requirement and doesn't get pairwise coverage.

What I'm not yet certain about is the "why". Can you tell me more about this parameter, value and requirement in the light of your application? What is this value? Why do you want it to not get pairwise coverage? If you want to specify the specific values of this requirement, and not have it factored into your pairwise coverage, why do you want it in your Hexawise test plan? Understanding the context of what you're trying to achieve can help me answer the best way to achieve what you're trying to do.
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Ilhan Dilber

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I have a few parameter values that only can be valid for a very specific combination of the other parameters. So I can attempt to create a lot of exclusions just to create only those and no other permutation. Since I only have 3-4 values of this parameter it seems to be easier to create a requirement and manually add the additional values. Of course I can also add them to my test plan after hexawise. Just wanted to have it in one place.