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Tools: Trac

This topic explains how to integrate TestRail with Trac. There are currently three ways to integrate TestRail with Trac, 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 Trac instance. Once the URLs have been configured, a new Add link appears next to the Defects field in the Add Test Result dialog. This link allows you to jump to Trac's New Ticket form to report a new bug. Additionally, entered ticket IDs are linked to your Trac instance to make it easier to track the status of your tickets.

To configure Trac'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:

Trac installation
Defect View Url: http://your-server/trac/ticket/%id%
Defect Add Url:  http://your-server/trac/newticket

Defect plugins

Please note: The Trac defect plugin requires the XML-RPC plugin for Trac. Please make sure that your Trac installation has this plugin installed and enabled.

Defect plugins can be used to implement a deeper bug tracker integration and TestRail comes with a ready-to-use Trac defect plugin. To configure the defect plugin, select Administration > Integration and select Trac 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 Trac without leaving TestRail. Once the test result was added, hovering the mouse cursor over an ticket ID will open a window with useful information and status details about the ticket in Trac.

Customizations

The Trac defect plugin was built to work with a standard Trac configuration. TestRail allows you to customize the integration to work with your own custom fields or to map users between TestRail and Trac. 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 tickets stored in Trac via the References field. Once the URLs have been configured, ticket IDs entered in the References field are linked to your Trac instance to make it easier to jump to related tickets, feature specifications or requirements.

To configure Trac'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 Trac:

Trac installation
Reference View Url: http://your-server/trac/ticket/%id%
Reference Add Url:  http://your-server/trac/newticket