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Custom Fields can be added to Requirements, Test Scripts,  Test Execution data and Incidents.

This feature allows you to add additional fields according to your need, a wide selection of field types can be created:

Text Box Single line free text field
Combo Box Single choice, multiple option drop down box
Multi Select Multiple select, drop down box
Text Area multiple line free text field
Check Box Either/or option
Date Free text date field
Radio Box Group Single selection, multiple option
Check Box Group Multiple selection, multiple option
Number Free text number field
Time Span Free text time span field ( e.g. 4d,2h)
Rich Text Multiple line, free text field with formatting
Multi Level Cascade Select* Two level and multi-level drop down boxes

*When using the Multi Level Cascade Select field for multi-level cascading select (>2 levels), picklists are not configurable within Enterprise Tester. Values will be pulled from a configured defect tracker e.g. JIRA. You must have a defect tracker configured in order to use this custom field.

See the specific section below for configuring Multi-Cascade Select fields.

Creating Custom Fields

To creating custom fields complete the following steps:

  1. Click Admin tab.
  2. Expand Extensions in the tree view.
  3. Click Custom Fields.
  4. Configure Custom Fields list view  displays.

  5. Click Add, Field Configuration’ screen displays.

  6. Enter information as required on the Details tab
    Name *: name used in the database and queries

    Label *: label displayed on the  screens

    Select the custom field Type

    Add a brief description

  7. Click Entities tab and select Enabled to add Custom field to relevant entity screens.

  8. Click Scope tab to apply to one or more projects.

  9. Select Save Changes

Configuring Pick Lists

Further configuration is required when these custom field types are created:

  • Combo Box
  • Multi Select box
  • Radio groups
  • Checkbox groups

Lists need to be created and are configured in the same way as other in-built drop down fields.

Refer to Managing Picklist Values.


Creating a Multi Cascade Select Custom Field

Creating a Multi Level Cascade Select custom field is similar to creating any other custom field within Enterprise Tester.  The values used to populate the picklist values for the  Multi Level Cascade Select are pulled from the defect tracker e.g. JIRA. A defect tracker must be configured to create this custom field successfully.

Enterprise Tester may need to perform a “Refresh Lookup” before new custom fields in your defect tracker are available within Enterprise Tester.  Please refer to Refresh Lookups.


To create a multi-cascade select custom field:

  1. Navigate to Custom Fields in the Admin tab
  2. Click the drop down button on the Type field and select  Multi Level Cascade Select

  3. Select defect tracker containing Multi Level Cascade Select Field.
  4. Select relevant Multi Level Cascade Select field.

  5. Click Entities tab to apply to Incident, Requirement, Test Scripts etc.
  6. Click Scope tab to apply to one or more projects.
  7. Click Save Changes.

When you view the entity screen in Enterprise Tester (Incident, Requirement, Test Scripts etc) it will display the field with the cascading drop down values from the external system.

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