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Test case ID does not start from C1 when creating a new Project


#1

I have created First Project and Add 10 test case i.e. C1 to C10. Now I have created another project and test case ID start from C11. Is it possible to give test case ID C1 again for new Project?


#2

Hi Naveed,

No I don’t think so (i could be wrong).
In the testrail database each test case id is unique, therefore allowing you to use references from one test case to another i.e. [C2]. when viewing a script you would be able to click the reference link which takes you automatically to the other test case as in the example shown.

Hope this helps

Max


#3

Another reason for the unique case numbers is because test cases can be moved from one project to another. If a case is moved between projects it doesn’t need to be renumbered.


#4

Hi all!

Yes, IDs in TestRail are unique and it would be problematic if the IDs would start at C1 again for a new project. With the unique numbering, it’s very easy to refer to a test case using its ID and you can uniquely identify a test case this way. If the same ID would be issued multiple times, TestRail wouldn’t know which test case you mean if you link to a test case, for example.

Cheers,
Tobias