91.1 Configure Field Settings in qTest

Since field system in qTest and TestLink are quite different, you will need to customize our system fields and create new custom fields prior to importing to qTest.

To configure field settings in qTest:

  1. Access to the qTest project to which you want to import Test Cases to
  2. Click on Gear icon on the top navigation pane and select Field Settings
  3. Select Test Case from the left pane
  4. From there, you can edit our system fields and create your new custom fields

Edit system fields

There are 4 system fields of Test Case in TestLink and they can be mapped with qTest system fields as below:

TestLinkqTest
Status Status
Execution Type Type
Importance Priority
Estimated Exec Duration You will need to create a qTest custom field to map with this TestLink field

1. Status

In qTest, you will need to add Status values according to TestLink Status values. Unfortunately, the input file does not contain the real Status value but it is a number representing the status instead. Therefore, at this point, you will need to configure qTest Status field with the numbers in the input file.

  1. In the input file, collect all distinct values of status element

      Important: In case you could not find any status element, which means you are not using test case Status field in TestLink, you can skip steps 6a, 6b and 6c.

  2. Access to the qTest project to which you want to import Test Cases to
  3. Click on Gear icon on the top navigation pane and select Field Settings
  4. Select Test Case from the left pane
  5. Click on Status link
  6. On the Edit System Field pop-up, add status values according to the distinct status values you have found from the input file
      1. Click on Add Value button
      2. Click on its Display name to edit it
      3. Click on Delete icon to remove any unused values
      4. Uncheck Required checkbox if you are not using Status field in your TestLink

  HINT: The following table is just for reference. If you are using the latest version of TestLink (v1.9), the defaults Status values and their representing numbers in the input file are as below

Status value (in TestLink application)Number (in the input file)
Draft 1
Ready for review 2
Review in progress 3
Rework 4
Obsolete 5
Future 6
Final 7

2. Type

  1. In the input file, collect all distinct values of execution_type element

      Important: In case you could not find any execution_type element, which means you are not using test case Execution Type field in TestLink, you can skip steps 6a, 6b and 6c.

  2. Access to the qTest project to which you want to import Test Cases
  3. Click on Gear icon on the top navigation pane and select Field Settings
  4. Select Test Case from the left pane
  5. Click on Type link
  6. On the Edit System Field pop-up, add status values according to the distinct status values you have found from the input file
      1. Click on Add Value button
      2. Click on its Display name to edit it
      3. Click on Delete icon to remove any unused values
      4. Uncheck Required checkbox if you are not using Execution type field in your TestLink

  HINT: The following table is just for reference. If you are using the latest version of TestLink (v1.9), the defaults Execution Type values and their representing numbers in the input file are as below

Execution Type value (in TestLink application)Number (in the input file)
Manual 1
Automation 2

3. Priority

  1. In the input file, collect all distinct values of importance element

      Important: In case you could not find any importance element, which means you are not using test case Importance field in TestLink, you can skip steps 2 to 6

  2. Access to the qTest project to which you want to import Test Cases to
  3. Click on Gear icon on the top navigation pane and select Field Settings
  4. Select Test Case from the left pane
  5. Click on Priority link
  6. On the Edit System Field pop-up, add status values according to the distinct status values which you have found from the input file
      1. Click on Add Value button
      2. Click on its Display name to edit it
      3. Click on Delete icon to remove any unused values

  HINT: The following table is just for reference. If you are using the latest version of TestLink (1.9), the defaults Importannce values and their representing numbers in the input file are as below

Importance value (in TestLink application)Number (in the input file)
Low 1
Medium 2
High 3

Create custom fields

If there are any Test Case custom fields in TestLink, you will need to create corresponding custom fields in Test Case.

  1. Access to the qTest project to which you want to import Test Cases to
  2. Click on Gear icon on the top navigation pane and select Field Settings
  3. Select Test Case from the left pane
  4. Click on Add Custom Field button
  5. Input the field name and select one field type; then click on OK button
  6. On the Edit Custom Field pop-up, add the field values if needed

  Important: The input file does not include the custom fields' types. In order for our conversion tool to convert your data correctly, you will need to add prefixes to some of your custom fields as described in the table below

TestLink field typeMappable qTest field typeAdditional prefix
Checkbox Check box Add qtlist_ prefix to your field name in TestLink
Multiselection Check box Add qtlist_ prefix to your field name in TestLink
String Text box  
Numeric Number  
Float Number  
Email Text box  
List Combo box Add qtlist_ prefix to your field name in TestLink
Date Date picker Add qtdate_ prefix to your field name in TestLink
Radio Check box Add qtlist_ prefix to your field name in TestLink
Date time Date and time picker Add qtdate_ prefix to your field name in TestLink
Text area Rich text editor  
Script Text box or Rich text editor Add qtscript_ prefix to your field name in TestLink
Server Text box