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Editing test results



I set the editing time to Unlimited for test results. I have submitted a test result on a test case in a run. When I click the edit link it doesn’t let me change the status dropdown or test results. Is this expected behavior?

Also, is there a way to delete a test result?


I cannot change main test result status of a previously saved test result

Hello Mike,

Thanks for your posting. This is the expected behavior, you cannot change the test status once it has been submitted. However, you can simply add another test result and thus ‘override’ the previous result. Only the newest test result is used in statistics and status reports so overriding the test result is the recommended way. Deleting a test result or changing the status is not possible at the moment but we will consider this for a future version.



Is there any update to the feature request of being able to change a test result status? I noticed this has come up a lot in this support forum, and I understand that the answer is to ‘override’ the mistaken entry by posting a new test result.

However, I would really prefer to at least have a window where I can edit my own test result. Over and over again I find I have entered the correct results for individual steps but the overall result is not what I had intended (for example, I want ‘unfinished’, yet I marked a step ‘failed’ so the overall status has changed to ‘failed’ without my setting it).

I like having one result with my notes, bug defect IDs, time elapsed, etc AND the correct status. Overriding it enters another result in the thread, which is separate from the result with all my notes.


Thanks for your posting. We currently don’t have an update for this but it’s still on our list of things to look into. There are several reasons for this behavior (one being that this allows for a complete audit trail) but we will look into ways to make this more flexible.



Any update on this for editing the status of case in testrun without overriding?


Maybe I have a warped sense of humor, but it amuses me that the relevant setting is “Editing Test Results”, but I am not allowed to edit “Test Status”, which is the main test result one is interested in.


Hi Dan,

Thanks for the post! We do have a feature request for this and I’ve added your vote to this as well.



@j.callahan Can you explain Tobias’ January 14 comment of one being that this allows for a complete audit trail ??
The more I encounter the current behavior, the more and more I dislike it, thinking: “Hey, I’d give up a “complete” audit trail to get this thing fixed per @sys_qa 's description in their 3rd paragraph.”


Hi Gurock team,

It would be a great help if we have privilege to change status of a test run when we edit result and also assign to field is editable when we edit result. Because, if there are more than 100 steps for a test case and 5 to 6 resources working on the same test case especially during SIT/E2E testing where resources are involved into different systems, then test steps are assigned to different resources on different systems and they have to edit result each time and change the status accordingly. Overriding the result will make the previous steps results into ‘untested’ again. Do you have any other solution for this?

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We are having the same issue. Some test runs have 60 steps and it is not always possible to complete in one go, especially where it is a first run and the application is very buggy (it takes time to log bugs).

We want to be able to save the test run (not complete it) and resume it the next day, picking up where we left off.

I thought I saw an ‘Edit’ link somewhere but it has disappeared now. The only option is ‘Add Result’ which presents you with a clean test run.


Edit is an Administration setting an can be set to several options including Unlimited but Edit only applies to comments if I remember correctly, not the status.



You can follow these steps to resolve this:
Go to the test run tab
Choose the run with the changes you need to make
Click on the Personal Affairs tab
Click the edit icon on the left side of the title


Personal Affairs tab? Never seen a tab named that in Test Rail.


But the test status is saved when we press enter in defects field…and we need to edit and add all test result again if we haven’t completed the testing yet…


Would be great if you can add this setting (checkbox) in admin tab so that we can customize to meet our needs.


Hi @geokc,

Thanks for the feedback, I have added your result to this feature request.



From my perspective, the feature this thread requests was delivered in TestRail v5.7.