Search Test Cases

Go to Test Management > Test Case tab. Users can search for test cases on the Test Case tab. Various filters are available to search the Test Cases. The filter will be applied to the selected Test Case Folder on the tree.

A. Search Test Cases based on Key/Summary

You can use the search feature to locate the required test case(s) in the current project. The search will check for the mentioned text in the Key and Summary fields of the test case by default. You can also opt to cover the fields/sections like Description, Precondition, and Test Step (including Parameters) to look for the mentioned text.

The search will occur in the latest version of test cases of the same project. The set search preference gets preserved for the user. The user can modify the search preferences anytime afterward.

Shareable test cases can be searched only on Test Step, as they do not contain Description and Precondition.

Use Case: Testers want to search test cases with a specific word within the Test Case Key, Test Summary, Description, Precondition, and Test Step of the test case. When the project includes a large number of test cases, the feature helps testers locate the required test cases quickly with a particular text.


1. Open the Test Case module.

2. Click on the Search icon at the top.

3. Enter text to search in the search text box.

The search will check for the mentioned text in the Key and Summary fields of the test case by default. You can opt to cover additional fields/sections to look for the mentioned text.

4. Open the Include drop-down to select Description, Precondition, and Test Step fields/sections to extend the search to those fields/sections of the test case.

5. Press the ENTER key on the keyboard.

The search will return the test case records that include the search text in their Summary, Description, Precondition, and Test Step fields/sections.

B. Search on Other Test Case fields

You can apply other filters like the following to search test cases. The filter can also be applied to custom fields.

Note: A maximum of 10 filters, including system as well as custom fields, can be selected at a time.

  • Label

  • Fix Version

  • Components

  • Sprint

  • Status

  • Priority

  • Assignee

  • Reporter

  • Created By

  • Updated By

  • Coverage Stories

In addition to the “OR” operator to filter the test assets, you can filter the test assets using the “AND” operator for the Multi-Lookup List. It enables you to filter the entities having multiple similar values in their fields. For example, you can filter test cases that have both Label1 & Label2 in the Label field. The filter will search for those test cases in which both values are present in the Label field. There are a total of 10 test cases, out of which 3 test cases have Label1, 2 test cases have Label2, and 5 test cases have both the labels Label1 and Label2. So, the search output will display 5 test cases that have both the Label values.

The filter is available on these fields: Label, Components, Fix Versions, Multi-dropdown custom field, Labels custom field, Multi-users custom field, and Checkboxes custom field.

Apply Filters with Operators

Select more than one filter value for the field. The Operators option becomes visible on the drop-down. The filter considers “OR” as the default operator and applies it to filter the records, which displays records with either of the selected values.

Note: The operators are visible only on the selection of more than one filter value.

To change the operator, click on the Edit icon beside the “OR” operator.

The drop-down opens displaying two operators: “OR” and “AND”.

You can select “AND” as the operator to apply for the filter.

The filter applies with the operator “AND” and the output shows the records holding both values.

C. Search on Specific Stories

1. Open the filter menu and select Coverage/Stories on it.

The Coverage/Stories filter is added to the filter pane. 

2. Click on Coverage/Stories to see the list of stories.


The Add Stories in Filter pop-up opens. You can maximize it by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.

3. Select the stories you want to add to the test case filter and click Submit.

You can search required stories using (A) Basic Search and (B) JQL Search.

(A) Basic search (The Issue Type filter displays Issue Type in accordance with the Issue Type enabled for Story in )


(B) Switch to JQL: Clicking on Switch to JQL, the JQL editor opens. Write the query to filter the records and click Submit.

Save Filter

You can create customized filters and save them too for future use.

These filters can be saved with visibility either Public or Private.

Click on the filter drop-down and select the field to apply a filter on.


Once you apply the filter on records, you can also save it.

Click Save Filter to save the filter.

The Save Filter pop-up opens.

Enter Filter Name on the pop-up.

Filters can be saved with visibility either Public or Private.

  • Public: Filter saved with Public visibility will be visible to all the users of the project.

  • Private: Filter saved with Private visibility will be visible only to the currently logged-in user.

Use Case: A project admin wants to restrict the number of Public filters that are visible to all users in the Filter list. Filters created by one user may not be that much useful to other users, hence, the user opt to make the filter as “Private” to avoid a long list of saved Filters.

Click Submit.

Now the filter is saved and applied.

A. Filter saved appears on the drop-down.

B. Copy Filter: You can copy the existing filter and save it with other name.

C. Update Filter: You can edit the current filter.

D. Reset Filter Values: You can reset/clear the criteria of the saved filter.

E. Remove All Filters: You can clear all the applied filters.


Clear selected Item:

To clear the applied filter, open the Filter drop-down and click on the Clear Selected Item link.

Delete a Filter:

To delete a saved filter, open the Filter drop-down and hover over the filter name. The Delete icon will become visible. Click on the Delete icon.