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Custom field - Url Link - is it possible to customize the actual Link


I have created a new field from the Url Link custom field to create a traceability to my user story which has been entered in Jira.

I have this URL ->
and this will create a hyperlink with this text “Link”

is it possible to customize that text 'Link" to display the actual Jira ticket i.e the “KAL-132” instead?



Hello Roy,

Thanks for your posting. This is currently not possible but we plan to add additional custom field types that support this scenario. To be more precise, we intend to add a custom field type that is similar to the Defects field of the test results which you are probably familiar with (you can enter an ID and TestRail generates a link for this based on a link/url template). This should do exactly what you are looking for.



Hi Tobias

Yes if the new custom field takes the same bug ticket id as the test result that would be exactly what I was looking for. Awesome!

Thanks again


Hi guys,

Just the thing I’m looking for too! Would be nice with a defect custom field to add to test cases, so that when running/editing, there’s a quick link to issues where user could get more information on why test case is created etc.

Best regards,


Hello Michael,

Yep, it’s already on our list. Please note that you can already add new custom fields to the test case page with the URL (Link) custom field though. E.g. you could add a custom field called “Additional Information” and when you enter an URL for a case, it’s displayed on the case’s page.



Hi guys,

Just to expand upon this topic, I think it be beneficial to add a new markdown entity symbol to quickly reference a bug ID using the info in the Integration in the editor text. Something like “B” for bug or “D” for defect. That would make it possible to do this.

Which, assuming your Defect View URL is “http://your-server/show_bug.cgi?id=%id%”, would produce a link to http://your-server/show_bug.cgi?id=24691


Hello Costa,

Thanks for the suggestion, I agree that this would be useful to have. I’ve added it to our feature request list and we will consider this for a future version.



Is there a way to insert a hyperlink into one of my textboxs in my test case?



Thanks for your feedback. Yes, you can include a link in all text boxes in TestRail. You can either just enter the URL and TestRail will automatically transform this to a clickable link. Or you can use Markdown formatting to specify a link like this:


You can learn more about TestRail’s formatting system by clicking the little help link next to most text boxes.