TestLink - Search


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Search functionality is used to narrow down the displayed result. TestLink supports a wide range of search functionalities with a lot of fields to find out a specific result.

TestLink supports the following search functionalities −

  • Search Requirements
  • Search Requirements Specification
  • Search Test Cases
  • Common Search Text Box

Common Search Text Box

As seen in the following screenshot, at the top, there is a search text box used to find the specific test case. Usually a test case ID starts with SP-<index>. You can enter numbers to find a specific test case directly. This text box is present across all the pages.

Common Search Text Box

Search Requirements

In the requirement specification section, TestLink supports the Search Requirements functionality.

Following steps should be performed to use Search Requirements −

Step 1 − Go to Requirement Specifications → Search Requirements as shown below.

Step1 Search Requirements

It opens the Requirement Search page.

The search is not case sensitive. Result includes just requirements from the actual Test Project.

Step 2 − Write the searched string to an appropriate box. Leave unused fields as blank.

Step 3 − Choose the required keyword or leave the value as 'Not applied'.

It has the following list of supported fields to find the requirement −

Req. Doc ID, Version, Title, Scope, Status, Type, Expected no. of test cases, Has relation of type, Creation Date from, Creation Date to, Modification Date from, Modification date to, Test Case ID and Log Message.

Step 4 − Click the 'Find' button.

All fulfilling requirements are shown. You can modify requirements via 'Title' link.

Step4 Search Requirements

Search Requirements Specifications

In the requirement specification section, TestLink supports the Search Requirement Specifications functionality.

Following steps should be performed to use Search Requirement Specifications −

Step 1 − Go to Requirement Specifications → Search Requirement Specifications as shown below.

Step1 Search Requirements Specifications

It opens the Requirement Specifications Search page. The search is not case sensitive. Result includes just the requirement specifications from the actual Test Project.

Step 2 − Write the searched string to an appropriate box. Leave the unused fields in the form as blank.

Step 3 − Choose the required keyword or leave the value as 'Not applied'.

It has the following list of supported fields to find the requirement specifications −

Req. Doc ID, Title, Scope, Type and Log Message.

Step 4 − Click the 'Find' button.

All fulfilling requirement specifications are shown. You can modify requirements via 'Title' link.

Step4 Search Requirements Specifications

Search Test Cases

In the Test specification section, TestLink supports the Search Test Cases functionality.

Following are the steps to be performed to use Search Test Cases.

Step 1 − Go to Test Specification → Search Test Cases as shown in the following screenshot.

Step1 Search Test Cases

It opens the Search Test Cases page. The search is not case sensitive. Result includes just test cases from the actual Test Project.

Step 2 − Write the searched string to an appropriate box. Leave the unused fields in the form as blank.

Step 3 − Choose the required keyword or leave the value as 'Not applied'.

It has the following list of supported fields to find the test case −

Test case ID, Version, Title, Test Importance, Status, Summary, Pre-conditions, Steps, Expected Result, Created by, Edited by, Modified date from, Modification date to, Jolly or Keyword and Req. Doc ID.

Step 4 − Click the 'Find' button.

All fulfilling test cases are shown. You can modify test cases via 'Title' link.

Step4 Search Test Cases

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