Quality Management

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The Quality Management page provides you with a single location to organize and manage test cases into test folders. When planning your test effort, assemble test cases in a hierarchy of folders, then see the summarized results.


Quality management includes the following:

Create, View, Edit, or Delete a Test Folder or a Test Case


To create a test folder or test case on the Quality Management page:

  1. Select the + Add New button at the top of the pane.
  2. Type text into the name field to enable the Create button. Select Create to quickly add the item. Select Create with details to enter additional details before creating the item.
  3. Select Create.


View options are located in the upper-right corner of the Quality Management page.

You can switch between views to see the following:

  • Test Cases View
    Test cases that are not structured in a test folder (unparented).
  • Mixed View
    Shows a side-by-side view of unparented test cases and test folders.

    You can drag-and-drop test cases into test folders, from the unparented pane or from another test folder.

  • Test Folders View
    Shows a more detailed view of your test folders.
  • Charts View
    Display a chart showing test case information. Test cases can be displayed by:
    • Method
    • Type
    • Verdict
    • Owner
    The default date range is the previous two weeks, starting today. You can define the date range for the report using the Start Date and End Date.


Select Filters to open the filtering tray. You can filter on a column's values to help with locating test cases or test folders. You can work with quick filters or advanced filters, but you cannot combine the two.

Filter button on Unparented Test Cases pane

Filters button on Test Folders pane

Learn more about filtering.

Show Columns

Search or scroll to select columns that you want to display. Select Apply to confirm your selections.

Show Columns on Quality Management page

You can reorder columns (except for Rank , ID, or Name) by dragging and dropping the column header to the new location.


You can edit test folders or test cases several ways from the Quality Management page.

In the QDP

  1. Select the FormattedID of the test folder or test case you want to edit.
  2. In the QDP, make any necessary changes.
  3. Click Save & Close.


You can inline edit many of the details on the Quality Management page by selecting the field. Type or select the new field value, then press Enter to save your changes. You can also select outside of the grid area to save. Press Esc to cancel any changes.

Bulk Edit

You can bulk edit one or more fields in a single work item, or one or more common fields in multiple work items .

  1. Select one or more work item (test cases or test folders), then select the Edit (pencil) icon.
  2. Select the fields that you want to edit and select a new value in each field.
  3. Select Apply.

Learn more.


  1. Select the checkbox next to the item (test folder or test case) that you want to delete.
  2. Select the recycle icon in the upper-right of the pane.
  3. Select OK on the confirmation message.

Note: Child test folders are not deleted with parent test folders. The Parent field of the child story is cleared and child folders display on the Quality Management page unless you delete them as well.

Test Folders

Create Hierarchical Test Folders

To organize your test cases, you can create a hierarchy of test folders. Create a hierarchy by assigning a parent or child test folder.

Assign a Parent Test Folder

  • Drag an unparented test case to a test folder.
  • In the Test Folders pane, drag a test case or test folder to a different test folder.

Create Child Test Folders

  1. From the Test Folders pane, select +Add New.
  2. On the new row, enter the name for your child test folder.

Test Folder Status

The Quality Management page can display a status bar for each test folder. The status bar rolls up the test results of the test cases in the folder, as well as results in child folders.

  1. Add the Test Folder Status column. Learn more.
  2. Hover over the status bar to display details.
    Test Folder Status
    • Green = Passing test cases
    • Red = Failing test cases
    • Yellow = All other test case result verdicts not passing or failing (such as inconclusive, error, or custom values)
    • Gray = No result

Test Cases

Import Test Cases

You can import test cases with test steps using Actions, Import Work Items. Learn more.

Add Test Cases to Test Folders

Add test cases to test folders using drag-and-drop.

Note the following:

  • Test cases can only be added to a single test folder.
  • Only test cases from the selected project can be added to a test folder.
  • The chooser only displays test cases that reside in the selected project.
  • If a test case contained within a test folder is moved to a different project, the Test Folder field of the test case is cleared.

Rank Test Cases in a Test Folder

Drag-and-Drop Ranking

Rank test cases on the Quality Management page in an executable order by using drag-and-drop. To change the order of a test case in a folder, select the test case and drag it to the correct placement.

Manual Ranking

If your workspace is set to use manual ranking, you can change the order or priority of a test case on the Quality Management page by double-clicking on the case and entering a rank value.

Remove a Test Case From a Test Folder

You can remove a test case from a test folder by selecting the x on the right side of the test case.

Remove test case from test folder

You can also drag-and-drop a test case to a different test folder, or to the Unparented Test Cases pane.


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