Hierarchical filters’ tree overview

Before you start we recommend you to see the hierarchal filters tree video and in case you’ve never worked with PractiTest filters in the past, that you also take 5 minutes to read the page on how to work with Custom Filters.

Viewing your information using hierarchical filters can be very useful. For example, it can be used
for representing complex products with features and sub features (sub components), for representing Releases with sub versions/builds/sprints, etc.
This article is a step-by-step guide for creating a hierarchical tree of filters according to features and sub-features. The example regards the Tests module, but you can create a hierarchical filter tree for each module: Issues, Requirements, Tests, and Test-Sets & Runs.
Step 1
First, we will need two kinds of fields: a List and a linked-list field. In this example, the parent list is called “features” and the child list is called “sub-features” (the fields are created under Settings –> Fields).

If you do not know how to create a linked-list field, click here to read more.

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Step 2.

Start by creating a filter, you can add it under the top level or within an existing filter tree.
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Create a Filter for each main feature and for each sub feature.

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When creating a new test, fill in the values for the “Feature” and “Sub Feature” fields.
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The result is a hierarchy set of views that enables you to see the tests that are relevant to a specific feature or sub feature.

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