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Search test cases in Katalon Studio

Searching manually for test artifacts can be time-consuming. The search function in Katalon Studio helps reduce time spent on searching for the desired test artifacts, based on given criteria.

The search function is used for test artifacts such as test cases, test suites, folders, data files, .groovy files, etc.

There are three ways to use the search function in Katalon Studio: input your search criteria directly in the search bar, use the Advanced Search button or use the Query Builder function.

This article shows you how to view basic information of an object and how to use the search function in Katalon Studio.

IDs and Properties

IDs and tags can be helpful when it comes to managing large projects. You can use IDs and tags to find test artifacts in the Search function.

How to get a test artifact ID?

To get the ID of a test artifact, do as follows:
  1. Navigate to Tests Explorer and find the test artifact that you want to get the ID of. 
  2. Right-click on that test artifact and select Copy ID.
    Copy ID
    The ID is now copied to your clipboard.
Then, you can paste that ID into the ID text box.

View test artifact properties

You can find the ID, name, description, and tag of a test artifact in the Properties view.
Navigate to Tests Explorer. Right-click on that test artifact and select Properties
Note:
  • You cannot view the properties of a folder.

The Properties dialog appears.

Test case properties

Another way to search for test artifacts is to type in the search bar located at the top of the Test Explorer section. You can type in a specific keyword or follow this syntax: id=(Your_Test_Case_ID). For example:

id=(Test Cases/Common Test Cases)

All test cases associated with the Test Cases/Common Test Cases ID are filtered and returned.

The search bar

The Advanced Search function allows you to find the desired test artifacts based on certain criteria. From Katalon Studio version 8.2.5, the Advanced Search button is located on the top right of the Tests Explorer area, next to the search bar.

Advanced search button

You can also access this function in Action > Advanced Search.

Access advanced search from main menu

To use the Advanced Search function, click on the Advanced Search button. The Search dialog appears. Input your search criteria, then click Search.
Katalon will query out all the matching test artifacts in the Search tab as shown in the following picture:

Advanced search results

The Query Builder

The Query Builder function allows you to find the desired test cases based on certain criteria.
  1. You can find the Query Builder function while working with test suites, for example, in a dynamic test suite. See also:Dynamic Test Suite.
    The query builder
  2. To use the Query Builder function, click on the Query Builder button. The Query Builder dialog appears.
  3. Input your search criteria, then click Search.
    The query builder dialog

    The Query Builder menu includes:

    • ID: to search the exact IDs of the test artifact
    • Name: to search by the name of the test artifact
    • Description: to search by the description associated with the test artifact
    • Comment: to search by the comments attached to the test artifacts
    • Tag: to search by the tag linked to the test artifacts
    Note:
    • Every field in this Query Builder mode can be applied to search for all types of test artifacts such as test cases, test suites, folders, etc.
    • You can only search for one keyword at a time when searching by tag, description, or comment.

Basic Search For Dynamic Test Suite plugin

You can also use the Basic Search For Dynamic Test Suite plugin to search in a dynamic test suite. This plugin is available on the Katalon Store: Basic Search For Dynamic Test Suite Plugin.

To learn more about how to use this plugin, see Basic Search For Dynamic Test Suite.

Basic Search For Dynamic Test Suite