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 Suites & Cases page lists all of your test cases, test suites and custom fields for filtering test cases.

Test Suites & Cases tab
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, as well as the Custom Fields to filter your test cases.

All Test Cases

Presents the individual test cases defined under your account. It includes basic information on already-set test cases, such as the estimated time, status and test suites they belong to.

A quick view will appear on the right side when you click on a test case row. Click on View Details or test case name or ID to open the test case edit page.

You can also search, filter and configure the list and perform batch actions here.

Test Case Quick View

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.

Also inside a test suite, test cases can be organized by folders. To put a test case into a folder, simply drag and drop it under the folder.

Test Suites tab

Test Suite Details

Custom Fields

The Test Case Custom Fields is for filtering test cases. It can be used when there are a lot of test cases and you want to filter them by some parameters.

Custom Fields tab

Custom Field Filter