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Tools: Pivotal Tracker

This topic explains how to integrate TestRail with Pivotal Tracker. There are currently three ways to integrate TestRail with Pivotal Tracker, namely:

You don't have to use all listed integration options and you can mix and match the integration with other tools. Configuring the integration usually only takes a few minutes and this guide explains how to configure the integration and how it works.

Defect URLs

The defect URLs are used to let TestRail know how to access your Pivotal Tracker instance. Once the URLs have been configured, entered story IDs are linked to your Pivotal Tracker instance to make it easier to track the status of your stories.

To configure Pivotal Tracker's URLs in TestRail, select Administration > Integration. You can alternatively enter separate bug tracker URLs for each project under Administration > Projects. Use the following example URLs to configure the addresses:

Pivotal Tracker
Defect View Url: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/%id%
Defect Add Url:  [leave empty]

Defect plugins

Defect plugins can be used to implement a deeper bug tracker integration and TestRail comes with a ready-to-use Pivotal Tracker defect plugin. To configure the defect plugin, select Administration > Integration and select Pivotal Tracker in the Defect Plugin dropdown list. The next step is to configure all the necessary connection settings in the Configuration field. Project specific plugins and configuration settings can optionally be specified under Administration > Projects.

When the defect plugin has been configured, a new Push link is shown next to the Defects field in the Add Test Result dialog. Clicking the link will open a popup dialog that enables you to push a bug report to Pivotal Tracker without leaving TestRail. Once the test result was added, hovering the mouse cursor over an defect ID will open a window with useful information and status details about the story in Pivotal Tracker.

Customizations

The Pivotal Tracker defect plugin was built to work with a standard Pivotal Tracker configuration. TestRail allows you to customize the integration to work with your own custom fields among other things. Please see the following articles for details on how to customize the integration:

Reference URLs

The reference URLs are used to link test cases to stories stored in Pivotal Tracker via the References field. Once the URLs have been configured, case IDs entered in the References field are linked to your Pivotal Tracker instance to make it easier to jump to related stories, feature specifications or requirements.

To configure Pivotal Tracker's URLs for the References field, select Administration > Integration. You can alternatively enter separate reference URLs for each project under Administration > Projects. Use the following example URLs to integrate TestRail with Pivotal Tracker:

Pivotal Tracker
Reference View Url: https://www.pivotaltracker.com/story/show/%id%
Reference Add Url:  [leave empty]