Course 1: Test Cases

Learn about the statuses and views of a test case.

Test Cases

If you have purchased test case execution hours for your engagement, you will be able to set up and distribute test cases to your testers. The Applause platform has a built-in test case management system for entering test cases and logging execution steps, Pass/Fail results and attachments.

The test cases page lists all of your test cases, the product they are attached to and their current statuses.

Test Case Statuses in the Applause Platform

The Applause platform supports three statuses for test cases: Draft, Published and Archived.


A newly-created test case, not yet available for testing. You may edit, copy, publish, archive or delete a Draft test case.

Note: Draft test cases cannot be created in the Applause platform, but you can see Draft test cases created by the Testing Services team and edit them.


The test case is available for testing. You may edit, copy or archive a Published test case. You can also delete it, however only if it is not assigned to an Active or Locked test cycle.


The test case is no longer available for testing, however previous test results collected for it are still available. You may edit, copy, delete or re-publish an Archived test case.

Test Case Views

There are two views available for your test cases - Test Cases and Test Suites.

Test Cases

Presents the individual test cases defined under your account. It includes basic information on already-set test cases, such as the product, status and type. From this section, you can manage the individual test cases.

Test Suites

Presents the various test suites defined under your account. In the Applause platform, test suites are collections of test cases. This gives you a way to organize your individual test cases for storage and tester execution. From this section, you can manage the individual test suites.

How to View Test Cases and Test Suite Lists
  1. From the left-hand navigation, select “Test Cases”.

  2. While on the “Test Case” tab you may select the test case name to see its details.

  3. Click “Test Suites” to view the Test Suites tab.