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Guzhon
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8 months ago
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How can I make a new test version status "Draft" initially?

How can I make a new test version status "Draft" initially? For now it's just copies a previous test case version status. This can be confusing since new test case versions have to be reviewed/approved and this steps can be missed because of the previous status copy.  

  • It's a good point of debate.  Unfortunately there's no way to set what the default status is when a test case/version is created.  You could contact SmartBear and suggest it's a bug and see what they say - that might get a fix in the roadmap earlier than the alternative which is to post it as an idea on the roadmap portal.

     

    As to workarounds I realise it's not a great solution, but here are some options in cases where someone has forgotten to change the status to Draft:

    - Sort by version number descending and multi-select what you think are issues*

    - Sort by Created Date field descending and multi-select what you think are issues*

    - Filter for test cases on a specific date and multi-select what you think are issues*

    * Then, with the issues selected go to the More menu > Edit in Bulk > and change the Status

     

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  • MisterB's avatar
    MisterB
    Champion Level 3

    It's a good point of debate.  Unfortunately there's no way to set what the default status is when a test case/version is created.  You could contact SmartBear and suggest it's a bug and see what they say - that might get a fix in the roadmap earlier than the alternative which is to post it as an idea on the roadmap portal.

     

    As to workarounds I realise it's not a great solution, but here are some options in cases where someone has forgotten to change the status to Draft:

    - Sort by version number descending and multi-select what you think are issues*

    - Sort by Created Date field descending and multi-select what you think are issues*

    - Filter for test cases on a specific date and multi-select what you think are issues*

    * Then, with the issues selected go to the More menu > Edit in Bulk > and change the Status

     

  • Guzhon's avatar
    Guzhon
    New Contributor

    Thanks for your idea - it will work for now. Also I submitted an issue