What it is, how to access it, how to get started, and limitations

TestRail is used by many Rainforest customers to house many of their existing test cases. When customers begin using Rainforest, they find that they would like to offload tests that are ready for their smoke or regression suites from TestRail into Rainforest.

You can now import test cases directly from TestRail into the Rainforest Test Writing Service to have them converted into Rainforest tests and run any time.

Will the TestRail Import work for me? 

The TestRail import to the Test Writing Service requires:

  • Using TestRail versions 5.2 or later
  • Using the organization of Projects, Suites, and Test Cases
  • Using out-of-the-box fields of custom_step_results , custom_preconds, custom_steps_separated, which Rainforest will import from

How do I access the TestRail Import?
Navigate to the Test Builder in the left panel, click the New Test Suite Request button, and select "Import from TestRail" from the options.

You will need:

  1. Your TestRail instance URL (i.e. https://mycompany.testrail.io)
  2. The username that connects to your TestRail (name@mycompany.com)
  3. An API Key. Generate an API Key from "My Settings" in your TestRail instance. Instructions here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it a two-way integration?
No, the TestRail Import to the Test Writing Service (TWS) is a one-way import.

Similar to converting tests to an automated script, our customers typically prepare what tests they want to import into Rainforest, import them, and then run them and keep them up-to-date within Rainforest.

Will screenshots import from TestRail?
No, TestRail does not store the screenshots in their API. This means screenshots can't be imported.

Will testers be able to reference tests that aren't imported?

No. If a test you are importing has "Completed test 12345 as a precondition for the test, testers will not know what test 12345 is. It's important you explain what test 12345 is and review your tests before submitting the TWS request so that test writers have clarity on what to include in the test.

Can I import less than 20 test cases?
Absolutely! The 20 test per import is a limit meant to help you prioritize exactly what tests you would like to import into Rainforest.

What happens if my tests do not import?
Contact support@rainforestqa.com or our Support Team through the chat bubble in the bottom right and we can help out!

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