What are the key elements in a bug report?

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What are the key elements in a bug report?

An ideal bug report should contain the following key points.

  • A unique ID.
  • Defect description – a short description of the bug.
  • Steps to reproduce – include the detailed test steps to emulate the issue. We should also provide the test data and the time of its occurrence.
  • Environment – add any system settings that could help in reproducing the issue.
  • Module/section of the application in which issue has occurred.
  • Severity.
  • Screenshots.
  • Responsible QA – This person is a point of contact in case you want to follow-up regarding this issue.

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