TestRail - TestCases - Section


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TestRail supports further organized of test suites. Test cases of a test suite can be grouped into different sections. Sections are used to organize test cases into groups to make it easily to identify related test cases at high to low level design.

Points to Note

  • TestRail supports flexible, lightweight test management.

  • Test cases are organized into test suite

  • A test suite is created at Project modules or functionality.

  • Maintenance of test cases depends on size of the project.

  • Ideally a test suite consists of about 100 test cases.

  • it’s recommended to break down test suites at functionality level rather than module level, in case of many test cases for a project module.

Add Section

To add section, user should perform following steps

  • Select a project from dashboard and go to Test Cases tab.

  • Click on Add Sections button as shown in below screenshot

Add Section
  • It will open Add Section pop up where user enters Name of section and Description (optionally).

  • In the description field user has option to insert table or images. The symbol is present at right side as shown in below screenshot

Add Section Pop Up
  • Now click on Add Section button as displayed above. Section gets added and folder structure can be viewed at right side.

  • In the left side, user can see section name, description and no. of test cases associated within section.

  • There is another option to add sub−section to organize test cases at macro level as shown in below screenshot

Add Subsection

Add Subsection

User can add different subsection under a section to organize test cases at macro level. Following steps should follow while adding a subsection

  • Select a Section to add subsection, and click on add subsection button as shown in previous screenshot.

  • It will open Add Section pop up where user has to enter Name of section and Description (optionally).

  • In the description field user has option to insert table or images. The symbol is present at right side as shown in below screenshot

  • After that click on Add Section button present at bottom to add the subsection.

Add Section Button
  • Section gets added and folder structure can be viewed at right side. In the left side, user can see section name, description and no. of test cases associated within section.

Folder Structure

Edit a Section

This functionality allows editing existing section or subsection. Following steps should perform to edit a section

  • Bring the cursor on name of section it displays 2 different icons.

  • The pencil icon is used as edit. Click on edit symbol as shown below screenshot

Edit A Section
  • It opens Edit Section pop up where user can edit section name and Description. After that click on Save Changes button as shown in below screenshot The name and description of the section would be changed.

Save Changes

Delete a Section

This functionality allows deleting a section. While deleting a section, it will delete all contents inside a section like sub-sections, tests etc. To delete a section, user should perform following steps

  • Bring the cursor on name of section, it displays 2 different icons.

  • The 2nd icon is used as delete. Click on delete symbol as shown in below screenshot

Delete A Section
  • A confirmation pop-up will display for confi rmation to delete, check the checkbox of YES, delete this section and click on OK button as shown in below screenshot Note OK button won’t b e enabled until checkbox is checked. P age will be refreshed and section will be deleted.

Confirmation to Delete
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