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Forecast for sections?


#1

Hi

I’m trying to figure out what’s the forecast for each section in my test suite.
It is possible to get total estimate for entire suite, but is it possible to get estimate per section?

I use TestRail v5.0.2.3372


#2

Hi Seb,

Thanks for your posting. It’s not possible to show the estimate/forecast directly but you can simply add the Estimate and Forecast columns to the tables/grid and then view the estimate/forecast per test case. You can add the additional columns via the Columns button. Would this work for you?

Cheers,
Tobias


#3

Yes Tobias, but when you have 2000 test cases, it’ll be really difficult to figure out total time required to test specific section.
I can export all test cases to xls and count in Excel, but I thought that such functionality does exist in TestRail.


#4

Hi Seb,

Thanks for your reply. Using the CSV export would be an option and you can include the estimate and forecast columns in the created CSV file. If you also include the sections, you should be able to group your cases by section and maybe automate the calculation in Excel (not sure, not an Excel export :slight_smile: ). I understand that it would be easier to do this directly in TestRail of course, happy to look into this for a future version.

Cheers,
Tobias


#5

Hello,

Do you have this feature on your list? I’d like to use this option too.

Thanks,
Timea


#6

Hello Timea,

Thank you for posting! We already have an existing feature request for this and I have added your vote to this as well. That said, we are not able to provide a specific timeframe/ETA for this yet. The best place to receive updates on this would be our blog, as we always publish a new post that details the new features/changes to TestRail:

https://blog.gurock.com/tag/testrail-release/

I hope this helps!

Regards,
John


#7

Hi
Any update on having estimates for each section in the Test Cases?

It would be quite convenient to know the estimates section-wise

Regards
Babu


#8

Hi Babu,

Thank you for the feedback! I have added your vote to our feature request for this also. That said, we don’t have a specific timeframe/ETA to provide for this yet.

Regards,
John