What are the main columns in test case?

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  • Dec 21st, 2006

As per ieee standards  below columns should be in test case tamplet

id name





expected result

actual result


defect id

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Narendra D

  • Feb 12th, 2007

Hi.., All the companies does not follows the same format. Every comapny will have their own formats.Test Case is a Combination of input and Expected out put Format: Test Case No. Test case Type ( +,-) Input Expected Result Actual Result1.1.1 + 365 Success1.1.1-----> whcih refers to Module number, scenario number, testcase number.I think u understood...now...Regards...............Naren...

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  • Feb 17th, 2007

 Columns in testcase

1.Project Id:                     
                                                   8.Date Created:
2.Created By:                             9.Date Reviewed: 
3.Reviewed By:                          10.Date Approved:
4.Test case name:                     11.Date Execution:
5.Test Objective:                        12.Build:
6.Test Execution by:                   13.Total no of testcases:
7.Version:                                   14.Passed  
                                                   16.Bugs Reported:  

TC No:  Test Description:   input:    Expected result : Actual result:  P/F : Severity:

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  • Jun 26th, 2008

The main columns for test case are as follows:

1. Test Case No.
2. Test Case Description.
3. Expected Result.
4. Actual Result. 
5. Remark(Optional)

In Quality Center or Test Director, we have many more columns that we can add and maintain as per the Client's requirrement.

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Every company has its own format but the main columns are ::

1) Sr. No 2) Test Case ID 3) Steps 4) Expected Result  5) Actual result   6)  Pass / Fail

Thanks & Regards;

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  • Sep 25th, 2009

For the test case following are the important columns.
The following will be the header part for the test case document.
   - Screen/Function name
   - Screen/Function ID
   - Version/Build number
   - Author
   - Date Created
   - Last Updated
   - Application
   - Component Type
   - Reference Specification Document
   - Reviewed By and Date
The following are the Detail part for the test case document
   - Test Case / Test Step
   - Test ID
   - Test Purpose
   - Test Step Action
   - Input
   - Expected Result
   - Test Result

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Main columns for a test case are (varies between industry, company and/or


1) Test case id
2) Priority
3) Severity
4) Requirement id
5) Tester name
6) Created date
7) Last updated
8) Reviewed date
9) Reviewed by
10) Target build
11) Defect reference number
11) Execution date
12) Test status (Pass; Fail)
13) Title
14) Objective
15) Prerequisite(s); Precondition(s)
16) Environment
17) Test steps
18) Expected result
19) Actual result
20) Comments
21) Supporting document(s)

Sometimes defect report information accompanies the test case:
22) Defect status (N/A; Open; Closed; Not repro; Postponed; By design)
23) Defect found by
24) Defect created date
25) Defect last updated
26) Test case reference number
27) Defect description
28) Defect supporting document(s)


  • Apr 28th, 2017

Test case ID,
Test case name,
Step num,
Step description,
Expected result,
Actual result,
Status (Pass/Fail)

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  • May 26th, 2017

Testcase Name / ID
Test Case Description
Steps Description
Excepted Output
Actual Output

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Om Prakash

  • Oct 22nd, 2017

Test Case Name/ID
TC Description
Expected Result

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Madhuri Kadam

  • May 11th, 2018

There are main 8 columns used in Test case, such as:
1) Test case Id
2) Test case Objective
3) Prerequisite
4) Test Description Steps
5) Test Data
6) Expected Result
7) Actual Result
8) Status

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