Organize Test Cycle in folders

QMetry allows testers to organize and manage test cycles in a Folder structure based hierarchy. Testers can group related test cycles and organize them systematically. As an example, testers can create folders like Regression suite, Smoke suite, etc. to group related test cycles.

Each new test cycle folder creates the next level of test cycle organization in your test cycle tree. It helps you carry out bulk operations like remove test cycles and copy/move test cycles from source folder to destination folder.

Where to find the feature?

Open the QMetry app menu.

It opens the menu like below. Select Test Management on it.

There are four tabs on the screen:

  • Test Case

  • Test Cycle

  • Test Plan

  • Test Report

Click on the Test Cycle tab to organize test cycles in folders.

The left pane displays the folder structure of test cycles. The right pane displays all test cycles until you select a particular folder to view particular test cycles.

A. Project selection. By default, the project that you selected in Jira will be displayed here. You can select other projects. The folder tree is rendered in accordance with the project selection.

B. Root test cycle folder, which shows all the test cycles created within the project irrespective of the folder within which it is created.

C. Subfolders within the root folder.

Create Test Folders/Sub Folders

Right-click on the folder and select Add Subfolder. Enter folder name and submit. It creates a subfolder under the selected folder. A new folder is added to the tree on the sub-level hierarchy.

Add Folder

Follow either of the following ways to add a new folder under the root/subfolder.

A. Right-click on the folder under which you want to create a new folder and select Add Folder.

B. Select the folder under which you want to create a new folder and click on the + Folder button above the tree.

The Add New Folder pop-up opens.

  • Enter Folder Name and Description, select/change the Parent Folder Path, and click Submit. It creates a sub-folder under the selected folder.

  • Create another: Select the checkbox to keep the Add New Folder pop-up open to continue adding folders.

Folder Hierarchy View

Users can view the details about the number of test cycles within the current folder and the total test cycles, including test cycles of sub-folders.

The syntax of folder hierarchy represents -

<folder name> No. of test cycles within current folder (Total no. of test cycles, including test cycles of sub-folders)

Rearrange/Sort Folders

Test Cycle folders can be arranged on Name and Date. Open the Sort by drop-down and select the option to arrange the folders on the tree. The folders can be sorted alphabetically and by date of creation in ascending/descending manner. By default, folders are sorted on Oldest First.

Edit Folder Name

Right click on any folder and select Rename. It allows you to edit the name of the selected folder.

Cut and Paste Folder

Cut & Paste: You can also Cut a folder and Paste it to another location/folder on the tree to change the hierarchy. All the test cycles under the folder will also move along with the folder.

Select the folder under which you want to paste the folder you cut above.

Delete Folders

Right click on any folder and select Delete. Select the option to delete that particular folder. All the test cycles under that folder will be disassociated with the folder. If there are sub-folder under the folder, then all these sub-folders will be deleted. All the test cycles under such folders will be disassociated with the folders.

On clicking Delete, the user is asked to select a folder in which they want to move the underlying test cycles.

If a folder is not selected, then the test cycles will be moved to the root folder. i.e. "All Test Cycles" folder here.

Copy Folder Path

The Copy Folder Path right click option copies the folder path on the clipboard.

Copy Folder ID

(Users can directly add test cycles created via Automation into the defined test cycle folder using the Folder Id.

Use Case: An automation engineer wants to arrange test cycles created via Automation API, Maven Plugin, Jenkins/Bamboo into a specific folder that can be provided as a parameter, instead of default root folders.

Right click on the folder the Folder ID of which you want to copy and select the Copy Folder Id option on the menu. The folder Id will be copied to the clipboard. You can use it in Automation API and Maven, Jenkins & Bamboo plugins for adding created test cycles in a particular folder.

Copy Folder Link

Users can share a specific Test Cycle folder by sharing the folder link with other users. The link is accessible to others users within the project. Users with whom the link is shared can open the folder link and directly go to the folder. Users can access the folder and its data. If it is a parent folder/root folder, the data is displayed accordingly.

For example,

In a project, Project Managers, Developers and other teams are working in collaboration with each other. They also create test assets like test cycles required for the project. They prefer to have a direct folder link and share it across teams for the ease of adding test cycles to it.


  1. Right click on the folder and select the Copy Folder Link option. The link is copied to the clipboard.

  2. Share this link with other users through the channel accessible to them. For example, you can paste the copied folder link in the email. The recipient of the email can then directly go to the folder and start working on it.

Search Folders

Users can search folders on the folder structure through the search box. It is useful where the folder structure is very complex with multiple hierarchies or the folder list is too long to locate a specific folder.

All Test Cycles (Root Folder)

You can perform the following operations on the root folder:

  • Add Subfolder

  • Paste the copied folder

  • Copy Folder Path

  • Copy Folder Link

You can not perform other operations on the root folder that are available on sub-folders like edit, delete, cut, copy, etc.

From the root folder, you can perform only Reuse action (and not Move action) for test cycles as the test cycles remain on the root folder and are not moved.

Bulk Operations

The options for carrying out Bulk Operation remain invisible by default. The options available for Bulk Operations become visible on the screen as soon as you select at least one record.

You can perform the following Bulk Operations on test cycles. Follow the links for more details.

Move/Reuse Test Cycles

Bulk Update Test Cycles

Bulk Delete Test Cycles