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Jama Connect User Guide

Add, edit, or delete a test group

Test cases are added to a plan in groups, which makes it easier for others to understand and run your test plan. For example, you might want to include in the same group all the cases for a specific aspect of the product, or group by test location or by tester.

Along with the default test group, you can create a new group manually by selecting Add Test Group or automatically generate test groups by dragging test containers to the center panel. These automatic test groups inherit the name of the test case container. For example, test cases organize by folders in a set generate test groups for each folder.

Workflow tip

Some organizations create a user as a placeholder for a particular team, such as "Software Team," and assign groups to that team. While this method requires an active license, it allows members of the team to see all the runs that are assigned to their team in a cycle. When you execute a run that was assigned to another user, such as "Admit Test," you can reassign that run to yourself.


To add, edit, or delete a test group:

  1. Select the Test Plans tab in the left panel, then select the plan where you want to add a test group.

  2. In the toolbar of the center panel, select Test Cases for the plan you want to see.

  3. Select Add Test Group.

  4. In the window that opens:

    1. Enter the name for the group.

    2. Assign a person to run the tests in this group by selecting Search (magnifying glass icon), then select the person's name, choose Select User and select Save.

      Any runs created from this group are automatically assigned to that person.

  5. To edit an existing group:

    1. Select the gear icon to open the Add/Edit Group of Test Cases window.

    2. Make your changes and select Save.

  6. To delete an existing group:

    1. Select the Test Group you want to delete, then select X (Delete this test group).

    2. Select Yes to confirm.

      The test group is removed from the center panel.

    3. Select Test Runs and review existing Test Cycles to see if there are test runs linked to the removed test group cases.

    4. If test runs are unassigned and appear in the Not Run state, select Cycle > Edit cycle.

      A wizard opens and guides you through the process. The removed test group no longer appears on the second page of the Edit Cycle wizard.

    5. Save the Test Cycle to update and ensure the test runs were removed.


      If the test runs were executed, then you must delete each test run from Single Item View.