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RFI: Reports or other method to identify linked test cases and more


#1

Hi,

We are currently using your recommended method of reusing test cases in a number of other test cases - meaning that we are linking to other test cases within our test cases (saving us a lot of maintenance work etc.).

However, this is giving us some challenges that I would like to address:

Many of the test cases we link to are cases that are part of many other test cases, but are not really run as standalone tests. Due to the large number of tests, we have no chance to identify which of these re-usable tests are indirectly set up in a test run, and there is no time for us to open each and every case to check and add those re-usable tests to the run.

Do you have any suggestion on how we can identify those tests, either through a report or some other method?

As a result of this, I have tried to look for a report that can help me identify tests never run, but the one I found was not really optimal, so I kindly ask for a filter that can reduce the amount of data, or a separate report especially for this.

And - another report that would be great, is one that can give us all the test cases that are linked to in other cases.

I am sure there are other users out there who would be happy to have those reports available, too :wink:

Regards,
Siri


#2

Hello Siri,

Thanks for your posting. You could look into using a custom field for this, e.g. “Is Runnable” or “Is Base Case”. You can then filter out base test cases that cannot be run as standalone tests when creating test runs or plans (using the “select cases” link and the Select Cases dialog). This look as follows:

You can find the details on how to create custom fields here:

http://docs.gurock.com/testrail-userguide/howto-fields

Would this work for you?

Regards,
Tobias


#3

Hi and thanks for the quick reply :slight_smile:

I guess this is one way to identify the base cases, but I still have a wish for those reports :wink:

Have a nice weekend :slight_smile:

Regards,
Siri


#4

Hello Siri,

We will make sure to look into this, thanks for the suggestion. Have a good weekend/Sunday as well!

Regards,
Tobias