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Severity of Test Results


#1

Is there a way to add a severity option when logging test results, specifically marking a test as failed? We may fail a test case that we have just because we have found a low priority bug the same way we fail a test case for a show stopper bug. From within TestRail I can’t find a way to track the severity of the bugs reported, just that the test cases failed and there was a bug reported on it.


#2

Hi Jami,

Thanks for your posting. You would typically track the severity/priority of bugs and issues in your issue tracker and you can look up the details in TestRail when hovering over the issue IDs. If you also would like to track this on TestRail’s side, I can recommend adding a custom field on the test result level:

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

I hope this helps!

Cheers,
Tobias


#3

Thanks Tobias - I hadn’t realized you could customize the Test Results screen with those custom fields as well. That is exactly what I was looking for.


#4

Great to hear that this works for you :slight_smile: Yes, you can customize both the Add Result dialog as well as the case screens. The latest version of TestRail also added a so called case template feature which lets you manage different field layouts:

https://blog.gurock.com/testrail-5-2-unique-screenshot-case-template-exploratory-testing/

Cheers,
Tobias