Introduction

Many users face situations, where hierarchical classification of Test Cases is required. This means that

 Custom field of type Hierarchical View can provide one possible solution for this problem; as explained in the following sections.

Defining Custom Field of type Hierarchical View

Custom Fields of type Hierarchical View can be created at the

The Field Options configured for this custom field are essentially labels organized in a hierarchical format as shown below.

Multiple Perspectives

This kind of classification helps in defining multiple perspectives on the same set of Test Cases. A user can choose the perspectives relevant to him / her.

In the example below, two perspectives are defined

User Views

A user can

Limitations of Hierarchical View

  1. This mechanism may not be suitable, when the hierarchy is very large, say of the order of 1000's
  2. Since the options are defined by Administrator and cannot be dynamically created by end user; this solution will work only when the updates to the hierarchy are not very frequent.
  3. It may not be possible to restrict the permissions for a subset of test cases.