Searching, filtering, and querying test artifacts
Several features help manage and locate your test artifacts. At any time, you can use
the full-text search feature to find almost any artifact that contains the search text. From the
artifact tables, you can run a quick search of a single artifact type or use the filtering
capabilities to run a more advanced search.
Test artifact list views
Test artifact list views display a table of test artifacts of a single test artifact type. The list views provide a mechanism for managing test plans, test cases, test suites, test scripts, test execution records, test results, and other test artifacts. Each view provides multiple filtering strategies so that you can organize the test artifacts in your repository and find specific test artifacts more quickly. You can open each view by selecting the appropriate Browse command from the menus in the header.
Using the full-text search
You can use the full-text search to quickly locate test artifacts in a project.
Performing a quick search of test artifacts
You can use the Type Filter Text text box to perform a quick search of test artifacts.
Disabling automatic searches
You can determine whether or not a search should run automatically when a list view is opened.
Filtering manual steps in the Manual Test editor
You can specify filter criteria in the Manual Test editor and then modify specific manual steps based on the filter results.
Using filters and queries in the list views
You can use the column-filtering capabilities in list views to help you locate specific test artifacts more quickly.
Sorting list views
You can use the column-sorting capabilities in the list views to sort the items that are displayed.
Filtering test artifacts with category filters
You can use the categories that are shown in the sidebar to filter the test artifacts that are displayed in the main listing view. You can also use the Explore test feature to view the associations between test artifacts. artifacts in tree
Using artifact filters
You can filter a list of test artifacts by limiting the list to those that belong to another test artifact. For example, you can limit a list of test cases to those that belong to one or several test plans. Artifact filters are available in both the sidebar and the main table view.
Using test case and test suite categories to filter execution records
You can filter test case and test suite execution records using the parent test case or test suite categories. The parent categories are shown in the sidebar under Filter by test case or test suite categories.
Running saved queries from the sidebar
You can run a saved query from the filters sidebar. You can also promote the saved query to the application menu.