Join 34,000+ subscribers and receive articles from our blog about software quality, testing, QA and security.
 

Custom reports in TestRail Cloud


#1

Is this possible? Or is report customisation only for TestRail Server?
Since I read that reports have to be made using php and that files need to be placed under certain folders etc. Maybe we would like to explore this possibility but I don’t see how we can do this.

Kind regards,
Yves


#2

Hi Yves,

Thanks for your posting! The built-in report templates are very flexible and you can implement a lot things with the standard reports and some things might not be obvious to find. I’m happy to suggest possible implementations if you could share a few more details on what you are trying to accomplish.

We usually don’t recommend developing custom reports and using the built-in templates instead if possible, or use the XML exports or API to generate custom reports outside of TestRail. Custom reports on the Reports tab would only be supported on TestRail Server but the built-in reports already support a variety of different use cases and implementations (possibly in combination with the exports).

Cheers,
Tobias


#3

Hi Tobias,

Thanks for your reply first of all. We will have a closer look at the built-in templates to see whether they are sufficient for our needs. If not then I will let you know what we are missing in these reports. We are using three of them since last week to evaluate them so I might come back on this topic when I have better and summarized feedback.

Kind regards,
Yves


#4

You are welcome, Yves! Yes, just let me know in case any questions come up, we are happy to help. I can also recommend reviewing our training/introduction video about TestRail’s reports:

http://www.gurock.com/testrail/videos/reporting-metrics/

Cheers,
Tobias


#5

@tgurock : am looking for a report which shows the Reference --> Test Cases —> TestRun & Results —> Defects (if results is failed).
and i haven’t seen something like above in the reports section.

Can you please help me out. Thanks in advance.


#6

Hi Rahul,

Thanks for your reply! You can add fields/columns to the tests section of the report, and you can include fields such as the References, Defects, and other fields as well. I would recommend having a look at the Runs Summary report under the Reports tab, and in the report options under the ‘Tests’ tab you can click on the ‘Add Columns’ to view and add any fields to the report. Hope this helps!

Regards,
Marco


#7

Awesome !! Thank you


#8

Hi Rahul,

Glad to be of help! Just let us know if you have any further questions.

Regards,
Marco


#9

@tgurock, I am looking to have some reports made for QA on efficiency and effectivity using TestRail. Yes, it is true that we cannot have customized reports for Cloud version. However, I wanted to make sure that we are able to maximize the productivity of the tool using reports feature. With the inbuilt reports, I am able to show some good reflections of the project. But there are more , for instance, if I want to draw a S curve to plan the test progress OR create a requirement volatility index chart , I am unable to. There are few more QA reports which I would be wanting to create. Can you please guide as to how do we go about it?