4.1 Creating a new Test Case

To create a Test Case, you need the Create Test Cases permission. There are 2 ways to create a Test Case:

A. Create a Test Case from Requirement (refer to Create Associated Test Cases from Requirement)

B. Create a Test Case in Test Design

  1. Select a module on the Test Design tree, click New Test Case button on the System tool bar. Alternatively, right-click an existing module and select New > New Test Case.
  2. Rename the test case in test case’s main workspace
  3. In the Properties section, enter Test Case's details, such as Status, Type, Description, Precondition, Assignee, and custom fields, if any
  4. In the Test Step section, enter Step Description and Expect Result into Test Steps grid.
    Button-Info-icon.pngHold Shift + Enter to enter multiple lines in a step.
  5. Press Tab or click the Insert below icon Add_icon.png to add new Test Step.
  6. Re-order Test Steps using Move Up or Move Down arrows Move_Up___Down.png or Drag & Drop Test Step.
  7. Select Test Steps to copy and paste into the same Test Case
  8. Click the Delete icon Delete_TC_Icon.png to delete Test Steps.
  9. Click the Clip icon Clip_icon.png in each Test Step to add attachments to individual step.
    Button-Info-icon.pngClick the Clip icon of individual Test Step to view or delete existing attachments of Test Steps.

    Manage_Test_Steps.png

    Screen: Manage Test Steps

  10. In the Resource section, add Linked Requirements and Attachments.
  11. Click the Save button to finish creating a Test Case.

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Screen: Create New Test Case

C. Copy and Paste Test Steps

qTest allows to copy and paste Test Steps within the same Test Cases or to different Test Cases

  1. Copy/Paste Test Steps within the same Test Case
    • Select consecutive or non-consecutive Test Steps in a Test Case to copy
    • Right-click on selected Test Steps and click Copy
    • Right-click on destination row in the same Test Case and select Paste. Copied Test Steps will be inserted below selected row in order of selected Test Steps.
  2. Copy/Paste Test Steps to different Test Cases
    • Select consecutive or non-consecutive Test Steps in a Test Case to copy
    • Right-click on selected Test Steps and click Copy
    • Right-click on destination row of different Test Cases in the same or different project and select Paste. Copied Test Steps will be inserted below selected row in order of selected Test Steps.

button-round-warning-icon.pngHINT:

  • A Called Test Case CANNOT be copied onto itself.
  • Called Test Cases can be copied to the same or different Test Cases in a project, NOT across projects. There will be a warning that Called Test Cases cannot be copied and pasted across Projects.