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TestRail API - Need help in creating test runs inside test plans (using Python)


#1

Hi,

I am working on automating testrail areas for our project. So our flow is Milestone > Test Plan > Test Run 1 / Test Run 2 / …

I am trying to automate the above workflow using TestRail API. I am able to add test runs (on individual test suites) inside Test Plan using “add_plan_entry” method. I would like to know if there is an option for me to have restrict test cases that are getting added to test run based on priority (say I want only “Blocker” tests in my test run).

We can do this by passing the individual test case ids but I would like to know if there is any other options available


#2

Hi Ganesh,

Thanks for your posting. The add_plan/add_plan_entry would accept the case selection via include_all/case_ids. You can add a few additional calls to find the case selection based on filters and custom criteria. For example, you can find all cases with a specific priority as follows (expects the priority IDs):

get_cases/1&priority_id=3,4

There are additional filters for built-in system fields:

http://docs.gurock.com/testrail-api2/reference-cases#get_cases

(see Request filters)

You can implement additional filters on the client-side. Once you have the list of cases you would like to include, you can pass the case IDs to add_plan or add_plan_entry (with include_all = false).

I hope this helps!

Cheers,
Tobias


#3

Thanks Tobias for quick response. This is really helpful.

Also is there a possibility for me to use ‘label’ in request filter? Say I want to filter cases of
-priority id (1)
-contains label “Windows 7”
-contains label “FireFox”

Thanks,
Ganesh


#4

Hi Ganesh,

The request filter on the server wouldn’t support this directly but you can use the priority filter and then filter the list further on the client side (in your code).

I hope this helps!

Cheers,
Tobias