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Test case ID is much higher that the total number of test cases


#1

Hi,

My problem:
I used quite a lot the section functionally of TestRail and I also created and deleted many test cases. Now I am in a situation were I have only 177 (across all projects) and the next available id is 1180 ! This is starts to become complicated in my everyday workflow : Design a Test case, Implement it, and execute it.

Is there a work around ?

Ideally, I would like to re-use test case ids of test cases which were previously removed.

Any thoughts ?


#2

ID are automatically assigned since it is a primary key int eh DB. Not sure how things get too complicated - we have IDs in the 175K range but we never need to reference them individually.

There will never be a 1:1 ratio of test cases to IDs just cases becoming obsolete over time.


#3

Hi Evangelos,

Thanks for your posting. It’s normal that test case IDs increase over time and TestRail uses them internally as well, e.g. when closing a test run (which creates test case copies). Case IDs are also never reused to ensure that each and every case gets a unique ID.

Cheers,
Tobias