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A Priority defines Test asset's importance in relation to other Test assets. QMetry provides default priorities as Blocker, High, Medium and Low for all Test Assets. Default priorities are displayed as 'System Default' priority.

Default priorities can neither be edited nor deleted. Admin can add custom priorities and custom icons to use them in the test assets. Custom Priorities are added at Project Level. These custom priorities can be edited as well as deleted.

Permissions Required :

Jira Permissions: Browse Project permissions are required.

QMetry Permissions :

  • If Enabled then the below permissions are required.

    • Configuration View

    • Configuration Modify

Adding a Priority

'Configuration modify' access to the project is needed to create a customized priority.

Example: QA manager has to create a priority 'Critical'. Below are the steps for priority creation:

  1. Navigate to QMetry > Configurations > Select Project.

  2. Under Project Configuration select Priority.

  3. Enter a relevant name, description, Select Icon to represent the priority, and click Add. The section is highlighted in the below screenshot.

The Priorities created are available for linking them with Test Case, Test Cycle and Test Plan. 

The visual appearance of System Defined Priorities makes it easy to differentiate between System and Custom Priorities.

Adding Custom Icons to Priority
Users can add customized icons to Priority. Below are the steps to follow in order to add custom icons for priorities:

1 . User has to either click on the Manage Icons button or open the Icon drop-down and click Add as shown in the below screenshot:

2. User has to upload an icon or provide the Image URL.

Editing a Priority

Users can edit values ( i.e. Name, Description and Icon) of System as well as Custom Priorities. Priorities already used in assets will also get updated accordingly. Users with Configuration “Modify” rights for the project can edit the priorities.

Note: Modifying Priority names will reset the existing filters applied to those values.

Steps to edit a Priority:

  1. Click on the priority Name and a text box appears to enter the new priority name as shown in the below screenshot.

  2. Type the new name and click on the tick mark symbol. Edit the Description field and change the icon in the similar manner.

The confirmation message pops up. Click Confirm to proceed.

Copy Priority to Other QMetry Projects

Users can copy Priority from one project to another project. The functionality allows users to use similar items in different QMetry projects without having to add these items individually.

Users can save their time as they do not have to create redundant/duplicate items for different QMetry projects.

  1. Select the Priorities that you want to copy to other QMetry Projects. The Copy button is visible on the screen as soon as you select Priorities.

  2. Click on the Copy button.

To copy priority in other projects, the user must have 'Configuration Modify' permission of the targeted project.

3. Now select the project wherein you want to copy the selected items. You can select multiple QMetry Projects (maximum of 5 projects) at a time to copy the item.

Duplicate entities will be ignored while copying.

Archiving a Priority

Users can archive System as well as Custom Priorities. Users with 'Configuration modify' access to the project can archive the priorities. The Archive feature is useful when you want to stop using Priority values but still do not want to delete them. You can bring the archived values back into use by unarchiving those values.

An archived Priority value will not appear on the drop-list for test assets. The already used values will be shown for the entities.


1. Hover the record you want to archive. The Archive icon becomes visible as soon as you hover over the record.

2. Click on the Archive icon.

The archived records can be filtered using the Archived button at the top right corner.

In Test Management -

  • Archived Priorities can not be used further in test assets. The Priorities already in use will still be displayed for the test assets, though.

  • While applying the Priority filter to test assets, the archived priorities are listed under the Archived section.

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Unarchive an Archived Priority

Once a Priority is archived, the Unarchive icon starts appearing for that Priority. Click on the Unarchive icon to unarchive a Priority,

Deleting a Priority

Project admin with Configuration “Modify” permissions has the right to delete the custom Priority. The Delete feature is useful when you do not want to use the value anymore by removing them permanently. First archive the Priority before deleting it.

Note: The system defined Priority values can not be deleted.

Below are the steps to delete a priority:

1. Hover over the archived Priority that you want to delete. You can see two icons on hover: (1) Unarchive and (2) Delete.

2. Click on the Delete icon for the Priority. 

Note: The Priority can not be deleted if it is used in any of the test assets.

Searching a Priority

Users can easily search for a required Priority from the long list of items.

Steps for searching a Priority on the list:

  1. Navigate to QMetry > Configuration menu > Select Project.

  2. Click on priority.

  3. Click on the search icon to see the text box. Type the keyword in the text box and press ENTER on the keyboard.