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Why using tags?

In order to improve management and navigation for large test projects, there is an option to assign different tags to any given test. Tags are a kind of short text labels which are aimed to assist in locating specific test cases with common properties. Two or more test cases sharing the same tag(s) can belong to the same or different projects on your workspace. Thus, tags provide a way to categorize all your tests apart from your project hierarchy and create subsets of test cases based on highly detailed attributes.

How do I create tags?

Tags for each test can be entered directly into the Tags field of the Test editor (separated by comma) or added via the Select Tag dialog (the green "plus" icon next to the Tags field in the Test editor).


You can also create a hierarchical tree of tags by using slashes to separate multilevel attributes. Example: "2011/June"

How do I work with tags?

There are three ways to search by a tag:

Type the tag name into the the Filter field of Q7 Explorer

This functionality lets you easily filter all the test cases on your workspace labeled with a specific tag and replay them altogether. E.g., if you need to test a certain functionality, such as changing coordinates, you can find related test cases in all your current projects and replay them.

Use the Q7 Search dialog

Q7 has quite extensive built-in search and one of the option available is searching by tags. All test cases that fit your search parameters will be shown in the Search view pane.

Use the Tags view

You can review all tags used in current workspace by going to the Tags view window. All you need to do is to click on the tag label in order to access related test cases. The hierarchical tags are shown as a tree which makes it easy to explore them.