Organize Test Cases in Folders

QMetry allows testers to organize and manage test cases in a Folder structure based hierarchy. Testers can group related test cases and organize them systematically during authoring/post authoring. As an example, testers can create folders like Regression Test, Smoke Test, Sanity Test, etc. to group related test cases. Each new test case folder creates next level of test case organization in your test case tree. It helps carrying out bulk operations like associating test cases to a story, copy/move test cases from source folder to destination folder.

Where to find the feature?

Open the QMetry menu item.

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

Open the Test Case tab to organize test cases in folders.

Create Test Folders/Subfolders

Users can add folders and subfolders on the folder tree. "All Folder" exists as default folder at root level. Users can then add folders and subfolders under it.

1. Right click on the folder under which you want to add a folder and select Add Subfolder.

2. Enter Folder Name and Description, and click Submit. It creates a sub folder under the selected folder.

A new folder is added to the tree on the sub-level hierarchy.

Edit Folder Details

Right click on the folder you want to edit the details of and select Edit Folder Details.

You can edit Folder Name and Description of the selected folder. Click Update to save the changes.

Copy/Cut and Paste Folder

Copy & Paste: You can Copy a folder and Paste it to other folder. This will create a copy of existing folder with test cases under it.

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

Delete Folders

Right click on any folder and select Delete. Select the option to delete that particular folder.  If there are sub-folder under the folder, then all these sub-folders will be deleted. All the test cases under such folders will be disassociated with the folders and moved to the root folder. You will still have an option to move these test cases to the folder of your choice.

On clicking Delete, the user is asked to select a folder in which they want to move the underlying test cases so that they can keep the test cases in the preferred folder.

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

View Test Folders

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

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

B. Root test case folder, which shows all the test cases created within the project irrespective the folder within which it is created.

C. Sub folders within the root folder.

You can expand the size of folder structure panel. Keep the panel size as per your requirement by clicking on the arrow button or by dragging it with mouse.

Sort Folders

Test Case 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.

Copy Folder Path 

You can right-click on the folder for which the folder path needs to be copied, you'll find the Copy Folder Path as the last option. The folder path will be copied to the clipboard.

All Folders (Root Folder)

You can perform the following operations on the root folder:

  • Add Subfolder
  • Paste the copied folder

You can not perform other operations on 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 cases as the test cases remain on the root folder and are not moved.

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

Bulk Update

Bulk Remove