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Plural Test Case edition: the [various] item


#1

Dear Gurock Team!

When we edit a lot of TC in one time we have the fill [various] in fieldas, which are different.
Is there any optin to add information to these fields without loosing the previous ones?

Denys


#2

Hi Denys,

Thanks for your posting! If you set a value for a field (and override the [various]), TestRail would apply this to all cases you selected (after a confirmation). With “add information”, do you mean appending data to each case instead?

Cheers,
Tobias


#3

Dear Tobias,

I meant, that we have a lot of cases with precondition. But, now we need to add some same information to all the cases and we don’t want to modify each case separately.
But, when we are trying to add info to all of them - it’s overriding the existing data.
Is there an opportunity just to add data to the [various] without overriding it?


#4

Hi Denys,

Thanks for the additional details. It’s currently not possible to append data with the bulk-edit feature and this would always set the entire field. That said, one alternative might be an XML export & then re-import workflow (with the “update existing test cases” option) but this depends on how many test cases you need to update (as updating the XML would also require a bit of work).

Cheers,
Tobias


#5

Dear Tobias,

Thank you for clarification.
In fact - that’s pretty sad.
Have any vision on the next editions of TR to upgrade for such possibility?
This is the feature your users would be very appreciate!


#6

Hi Denys,

I’m happy to add this to our feature request list but this hasn’t come up often so far to be honest. If you want to reference/have the same data in multiple cases, you can also think about using “base cases” and link to those cases from the other cases (via the [C#] syntax). This can make sense if they share the same preconditions or parts of it (you can then simply add a [C#] link to the end of the precondition).

Cheers,
Tobias