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Bug: Fails to add TC title when adding from section


Hi TestRail team,

I have ran into a bug that I can only reproducible on our TestRail hosted on our servers. I was unable to reproduce this for your online hosted version. Is there a special settings that could cause the following issue:

(This procedure requires an existing section with an existing TC in the section)

  1. Go to any Test case.
  2. Click on the section link near the top right of the Test Case.
  3. Add a test case using the “Add Test Case” links on any of the test cases sections (do not use the “Add Test Case” button near the top right)
  4. Click on the “Checkmark” to submit your new test case title.

Result: The test case is not added and an error displays:
“Error: Field Columns is not a valid JSON array.”

The TestRail version we are using is:
TestRail version:
Built on: 4/5/2012
Database version: 80


Hello Adron,

Thanks for your posting. This is an issue with the 2.5.0 version and is fixed in 2.5.1 and later. TestRail Hosted currently uses 2.6.0. Please install the latest version from the customer portal or just request a new trial. Update instructions can be found here:

I hope this helps. Just let me know in case you have any further questions.



Cool! Thank you for the speedy reply :slight_smile: