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Working with Test Cases

Test cases are the most fundamental entity type in Testiny and are designed to only require the absolute minimum amount of information — a title and an owner. The owner is intended to be used as the person who is "responsible" for the test case and who is the goto-guy in case of any questions.

In this section we’ll give an overview of the user interface, explain how to create or edit test cases, how to organize them in folders and how to execute test cases.

Test cases view

The main elements in the screenshot above are:

  1. Test case folders are used to group test cases logically together.
  2. The Test case table lists all test cases of the currently selected folder.
  3. The Details view opens, when selecting a test case in the table.

Creating Test Cases

To create a test case, either use "Create" or "Quick Create". "Create" opens the test case details view to immediately populate the test case with further information, set preconditions, steps, expected results, etc.
Via "Create" or "Create & Next" you can either create a single test case or create multiple cases successively.

Quick Create

"Quick create" creates test cases by just entering the title and, if configured, required custom fields without opening the test case details view. This allows you to quickly create test cases consecutively and you can fill in the details later.

Organizing Test Cases & Test Case Folders

Test cases can be custom ordered according to your individual needs and can be grouped into folders. Moving test cases around is done via the drag & drop handle (drag & drop handle) on the test cases. It is possible to move multiple test cases around simultaneously by selecting test cases and using the drag & drop handle of any selected test case.

Test case folders can be used to group test cases logically together. For example, all test cases, which belong to the login screen, are grouped in a "Login-Page" folder. Test case folders can be nested and can be moved similarly to test cases.

Custom sorting of test case folders: By enabling "Sort by Name", the test case folders are sorted alphabetically. If you disable the alphabetical sorting, you can sort the folders in a custom manner according to your needs. Simply drag and drop a single folder between other folders to change their position.

Special groups:

  • All test cases
    The "All test cases" group shows all test cases as well as the folder structure in the test cases table.
  • Test cases in no folder
    Test cases that do not belong to any folder are shown in the "Test cases in no folder" group.

Editing Test Cases & Bulk Edit

To edit a test case, select the test in the table — the details view opens on the right side. All changes are local until you press the "Save" button. In case someone else modified the test case in the meantime, an error will appear when saving.

To edit multi-line fields, either use the edit button or double-click the desired field. See the rich text editor section for more information.

Bulk editing test cases

To apply changes to multiple test cases at once, simply select the respective tests and a dedicated bulk editing bar appears. You can duplicate, delete, or edit multiple test cases at once.

When using "Edit", a dedicated view opens, showing all possible fields to perform a bulk edit on.
If the field is different among the selected tests, '[Multiple values]' is shown. If the field shows a value (e.g. the owner name), the value is the same for all selected cases.
When clicking 'Save', Testiny will show you which changes will be applied to which test cases and you can either confirm the bulk edit or cancel it.

Test Case Templates

Testiny currently supports two types of templates: the text template and the steps template.
The field precondition (a multiline text area) is available in both templates.

  • Steps template
    Within the steps template, each step is assigned an expected result.
    This template is perfect if your test can be split into clearly separated steps with a defined result.

  • Text template
    The text template allows you to write your tests in free text; no limitations apply when writing your tests.
    This template is ideal e.g. for exploratory tests or a more general test with less defined results.

Please visit the Test Case Templates page for more information.

Executing Tests

To execute test cases and create a test run directly from the test cases screen, just click the "Create test run" button at the top of the screen. This opens the side panel, where you can set a custom title and also pre-assign test cases to individual users in your organization. Using 'Owner' assigns the tests to their respective owners. Otherwise, you can also assign all tests to a single person or leave the test cases unassigned for now (the assignment can be changed later on).

Clicking "Create" creates a new test run, where you can walk through the tests and assign results. More about this in the section about how to execute tests.

Please note: The test run will include the test cases in the currently selected folder. If you are in the "All test cases" view, a test run with all test cases will be created. If you select specific cases or folders, a run with only the selected tests or folders will be created.


This feature enables you to quickly create a test run. However, we recommend creating test runs by using a test plan.

Defects & Requirements

If you’ve configured an issue tracker integration (like Jira cloud, GitHub, etc) you can link defects and requirements to your test cases.


Testiny tracks all changes to test cases. The history of each test case can be found in the details view in the "History" tab.