This topic explains how to integrate TestRail with JetBrains YouTrack. There are currently three ways to integrate TestRail with YouTrack, namely:
- Using defect URLs to link test results to YouTrack
- Using the defect plugin for YouTrack to push and look up YouTrack issues
- Using reference URLs to link test cases to YouTrack
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.
The defect URLs are used to let TestRail know how to access your YouTrack 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 YouTrack's Create Issue form to report a new bug. Additionally, entered issue IDs are linked to your YouTrack instance to make it easier to track the status of your issues.
To configure YouTrack'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:
YouTrack installation Defect View Url: http://your-server/issue/%id% Defect Add Url: http://your-server/issues#newissue=yes
Defect plugins can be used to implement a deeper bug tracker integration and TestRail comes with a ready-to-use YouTrack defect plugin. To configure the defect plugin, select Administration > Integration and select YouTrack 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 YouTrack without leaving TestRail. Once the test result was added, hovering the mouse cursor over an issue ID will open a window with useful information and status details about the issue in YouTrack.
The YouTrack defect plugin was built to work with a standard YouTrack configuration. TestRail allows you to customize the integration to work with your own custom fields or to map users between TestRail and YouTrack. Please see the following articles for details on how to customize the integration:
The reference URLs are used to link test cases to issues stored in YouTrack via the References field. Once the URLs have been configured, issue IDs entered in the References field are linked to your YouTrack instance to make it easier to jump to related issues, feature specifications or requirements.
To configure YouTrack'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 YouTrack:
YouTrack installation Reference View Url: http://your-server/issue/%id% Reference Add Url: http://your-server/issues#newissue=yes